When host Andy asked her if she's dating someone now, Martha replied, "No." However, she then clarified, "I shouldn't say no. I mean yes, but I'm not going to tell you." While the 80-year-old remained tight-lipped about her new boyfriend, she discussed her previous short-lived romantic connection to the late Larry King.
Martha revealed that she and Larry, who died in January at the age of 87, went out to dinner at Elio's in New York City once. "I thought we were just talking about journalism etc. etc., and then he sort of got a little amorous," she recalled.
"Everybody was noticing I was out with Larry King, and Larry King was not my type romantically, if you get what I mean," Martha added. She went on to gush that Larry was one of the "nicest" people to ever interview her, saying, "By the way, he was probably - other than you - the nicest, kindest interviewer on TV. And accurate and caring and interested. So, that's Larry King."
Martha was previously married to entrepreneur Andrew Stewart. They ended their 26 years of marriage in 1987 as they divorced in 1990. It was reported that Martha's fame was the one that caused the split. Their friends were allegedly shocked when Andrew moved out in 1987. He, who later even her much-younger former assistant Robyn Fairclough in 1993, even reportedly obtained a court order forbidding Martha to speak to him.
"The life that I had is over," Martha said of the divorce in the 1995 interview. "And what has taken its place is better." The former couple shares one child together, television host and radio personality Alexis Stewart.