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Kathie Lee Gifford Upset Over Regis Philbin Headlines as a Result of Kelly Ripa’s Book, What’s the Point?

Kelly Ripa’s comments on their late co-host Regis Philbin are something that Kathie Lee Gifford would rather not hear, and she shares this sentiment with Kelly Ripa. On Monday, the former host of Live With Regis and Kathie Lee shared that she didn’t have any plans to read Kelly Ripa’s book, Live Wire, and that she wasn’t pleased about the headlines concerning the nature of Ripa and Philbin’s relationship. The headlines have been circulating since Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin were romantically involved.

During an interview that took place on Monday with Fox 5 New York, Gifford stated, “I was really unhappy to read the headlines.” We are constantly exposed to many headlines, but it is impossible to tell which ones are accurate and which ones are not.

“When I saw it, I was in Israel, and my first thought was, ‘Oh, I really hope that isn’t true. I really do wish that it wasn’t,'” she went on to say. Because, as they say, ‘what’s the point?’ I don’t get it. The book is not going to be read by me. It is something I have not read. I have no idea if it has been released or not even.”

Between the years 1985 and 2000, Gifford was the host of Live with Philbin. In 2001, Ripa took over for Gifford as the show’s co-host. Gifford stated that her time spent with Philbin both on and off the show was a very wonderful experience, and that he was the ideal co-host and companion.

Kathie Lee Gifford Upset

“I am fully aware of what Regis meant to me in reality. He was, for 15 years, the best professional partner someone could ever want to have, and he passed away “— I quote her. “But I considered him a friend. We were dear pals. In addition, once I left the programme and throughout the subsequent 20 years, we developed into closer friends. Dear pals. I was able to talk to him two weeks before he passed away.”

The former co-host of Today went on to say that they “always just picked up right where we left off.” The pairing of the two of us was absolutely ideal for television. We never got into a fight about anything. After 15 years without a single unpleasant word, that became my new normal. During the many years that I’ve known him, I’ve never once witnessed him being rude to another person.

After learning about the recent reports surrounding Philbin, Gifford stated that she was thinking for him and his family, specifically his wife Joy and his daughters. Gifford stated that she wasn’t going to criticise anyone, even Ripa, and refused to comment on her feelings regarding the host.

“I’m not going to say anything unpleasant about anybody,” she remarked. “I have never done it, and I have no plans to start doing it now. I’m merely pointing out that your perception of reality and mine are absolutely at odds with one another.

According to a source close to Kelly Ripa, who spoke with Entertainment Tonight, “It’s ironic that Kathie Lee’s statements would lead to more people buying the book and reading the reality of what Kelly said about Regis and all the other wonderful stuff that’s in the book.”

Ripa wrote about her relationship with Philbin in her book and shared that it was mostly professional and that there wasn’t much interaction off camera. However, she did describe him as being “warm and friendly” as well as “a great storyteller.” Ripa also mentioned that there wasn’t much interaction on camera between the two of them. Additionally, Philbin has stated in the past that the pair stopped communicating when he left the show.

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