By Amber Goodhand - Radar News Editor
"And you and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?" Kathie Lee asked on live television, not realizing the error of her ways.
"We, uhhh, have married 36 years," Martin graciously responded.
"But you're still like, in love," Kathie Lee continued.
"Madly in love, madly in love," Martin said.
Later realizing the gaffe, Kathie Lee took to her Twitter account after the show with a message to Martin:
"I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful."
Martin's wife, Nancy Dolman, passed away on August 21, 2010 from cancer.