Even in death, New York Giants legend Frank Gifford managed to pull an end around and has left the majority of his estimated $10 million fortune to his wife of 30 years, Kathie Lee, and their two children — but only a small portion of that to the children from his first marriage.
Gifford's will was filed last week in Greenwich Probate Court in Connecticut and names his Today show widow as executor of the estate who decides what to dole out to their children Cody and Cassidy, according to Page Six.
While the estate was reportedly valued in court documents at $10 million, Gifford's Greenwich waterfront home is worth $22 million, while a Key Largo property is worth a further $2.5 million.
Out of the total estate, about $2 million was to be divided up between his three much older children from his first marriage, and their families, to college sweetheart Maxine Avis Ewart.
Victoria Gifford, 58, of Washington, DC, and son Jeffrey Gifford, 63, of Nevada, were given $500,000 each.
Cody, 25, and Cassidy Gifford, 22, also still live at the Connecticut home.
Former nanny Christine Maria Gardner, who went on to work as a personal assistant for Lee, was given $300,000 in the will, provided that she had repaid any personal loans Gifford had given her.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer, who grew up in poverty, died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes on August 9.
Gifford and Maxine Avis Ewart divorced in 1976 — six years after he allegedly had an affair with Joanne Carson, the second wife of legendary late-night talk show host Johnny Carson.