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Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”

Date September 11, 2019 12:31

Regis Philbin had been a crucial part of Live! with Regis & Kelly for 28 years. But in 2011, he decided it’s time for him to move on.

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

Soon after celebrating his and Kelly Ripa's 10th anniversary together, Philbin announced his wish to leave the morning show.

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

Regis’ departure ruined the long-standing friendship he had with his co-host. But what actually happened between them?

Philbin’s explanation

In an interview with Larry King, Regis Philbin chatted about his broken relationship with Kelly Ripa. The host admitted that he and Kelly haven’t talked since he left.

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

Philbin shared that he wanted to leave the show simply because he felt like it was time for him to let go but his co-host took it personally.

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

Philbin explained:

She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older, and it wasn’t right for me anymore.

The 88-year-old admitted he still misses the show and sometimes even regrets he left. But deep down he knows it was ‘time to let go.’

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

Sadly, even up till this day Philbin and Ripa’s relationship hasn’t improved. Regis wasn’t invited to Kelly’s Sweet 15 anniversary celebration on Friday's Live! With Kelly and Michael.

Regis Philbin Got Candid On His Broken Relationship With Former Co-Host Kelly Ripa: “She Got Very Offended”Getty Images / Ideal Image

That’s really sad to hear. We hope that one day they will reconcile.