Kathie Lee Gifford’s son, Cody Gifford, 32, is now officially married!
Her name is Erika Brown. The engagement announcement came in May 2019 only 6 months before his sister Cassidy Gifford announced her engagement to boyfriend Ben Wierda.
So what do we know about Cody’s wife, Erika? Let’s dive in and get to know her a little better!
Fun Facts About Erika Brown
She Was Born on the West Coast
Erika was born and raised out in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, her fiancée, Cody was born on the east coast.
Erika is a Dancer
According to IMDB, she grew up competitively dancing at the age of 7. She won numerous titles including Miss Hollywood Vibe.
Cannot Wait to Get Married
A couple months after she got engaged to Cody, Erika posted a photo of the happy couple dancing at what appears to be a wedding in September 2019. She captioned the photo, “I CANNOT WAIT TO MARRY THIS GUY!”
Close to Cody’s Mom, Kathie Lee
Erika is very close to Cody’s mother. In early May, she happily posted a photo of the family celebrating Kathie Lee’s Emmy win! She wrote, “Congrats to @kathielgifford and to all of the Emmy winners and nominees.”
She wrote a comical and warm message to her mother in law, Kathie Lee on Instagram. The new bride posted a collection of photos alongside the birthday wishes.
“Bubbe’s Birthday ✨ I hit the mother and father-in-law jackpot. Happy Birthday to the woman who shines brightly, is precious with baby Fwanks and makes us all laugh so hard we sometimes pooje (bad family feud joke) and to the warmest giant of a man in heaven. We all miss you 🤍”
She is an Actress
Erika played a role in Hawaii Five-O as a bride! She looked beautiful.
She said, “Thank you all SOOOO much for watching last night’s episodes of Hawaii Five-0! Could not have had a more magical time playing thee grown Grace Williams. Thank you to my Danno/ dad on the show, Scott Caan, and Peter Weller (our director and all-star actor) for showing me the ropes. ? and a very special shoutout to Cody and @cassidygiff for throwing me thee cutest screening bash. Xoxo”
Erika also appeared with her husband, Cody Gifford and his family on a game of Celebrity Family Feud. Check out an image from the episode that she posted to her official Instagram.
Bonus! Cody and Erika are now the proud parents to little Frankie. Look at this cute family selfie.
Erika’s mom’s name is Michele Brown. She posted this caption to a collection of photos of she and her mom. “My forever favorite teacher, my mom.”
Erika has two brothers – twin brothers that is. She gushes that she hit the “brother jackpot” in a birthday message to her siblings. She wrote, “Birthday boys!!!!! When I say I hit the brother jackpot , I don’t say it lightly. Forever blessed to have the most amazing twin siblings. Only thing that blows is being in different states.”
She and her brothers had fun growing up in Las Vegas.
When Erika Gifford was Erika Brown in school, she joked about her struggles in elementary school. “Still working on my “r’s.” And please don’t ask me to say “rural,” ever.”
For junior high school, Erika Gifford attended The Meadows School in Las Vegas, Nevada.
How long did Cody Gifford and Erika Date?
Erika and Cody Gifford are now married but they started dating in 2013. The happy couple dated for 6 years before tying the knot. Below you will see one of the first pictures Erika ever posted of them together on Instagram.
Cody and his sister Cassidy had fun planning their weddings around the same time! Wondering who Cassidy is now married to? Check out 4 fun facts about Ben Wierda here.
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