Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin don’t talk anymore, Ripa admits

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 16:39:35-04


Kelly Ripa admitted she doesn’t talk to Regis, her former ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’ co-host.  Philbin, left the show in November of 2011, and the two haven’t crossed paths since.

The surprising admission came at an annual event hosted by the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday honoring the 35 Most Powerful People in Media.

Ripa was celebrated alongside her current co-host, ex-NFL great Michael Strahan.  Ripa compared the 41-year-old Strahan to his 81-year-old predecessor, joking, “They are both fiercely competitive, and they’re both incredible football players.”

As questions turned the latest New York headlines, Ripa even gave former Rep. Anthony Weiner the green light in his possible bid for the mayoral chair.

“Sure, why not?” Ripa said, “I love a political Cinderella story.”

As for Live!, the two co-hosts seem to have transitioned seamlessly if this ‘selfie’ posted by Ripa on Twitter is any evidence: