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Kathy Griffin Told Anderson Cooper Their Friendship is Over

Kathy Griffin Told Anderson Cooper Their Friendship is Over

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper were great friends for nearly two decades, but their friendship ended after the scandal involving her controversial beheaded Trump photo.

The comedian worked with Anderson on the New Year’s Eve special for CNN for many years and they have known each other even longer than that.

After the scandal happened, Anderson initially did not reach out to Kathy personally, but he wrote a tweet denouncing the photo. “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate,” he said.

Anderson later said in an interview with friend Andy Cohen on July 26 that he is “still friends” with Kathy, but he still hadn’t reached out to her at that point. He finally reached out on August 10, but it was too late.

“When he finally reached out to her in a series of text messages, she told him their friendship was over,” The Cut reports in a new in-depth interview with Kathy.

Kathy is ready to get back into the public eye and is heading out on an international tour later this year!

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  • Juan Cocco

    good for her!!!

  • Ally

    you say “he never reached out” and then “he finally reached out” which doesn’t make sense. and he had every reason to be upset with her.

    the writer of the piece is friends with kathy and has been attacking ac for months. they are both trash.

  • Ally

    good for him, more like. she is an attention whore.

  • Ally

    oh, and they were never “best friends” anderson said last year he only saw her once or twice a year. i am disappointed in your reporting, jared.

  • Newromantic

    Good for him. She has a few screws loose!

  • sandyblair

    I don’t know if it’s true. I like Anderson and allways felt sorry for him on New Years Eve. Bash on T.V. so maybe he will get a new replacement. Good Luck Kathy in whatever your goal is.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Isn’t that the point of being a celebrity?

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  • SquidBillie

    She’s a comedienne, dummy

  • qiq

    and even if they were, he is not responsible for her effed up actions (and I´m saying that as someone who hates trump)

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Ok no one ends friendships over something like this. I’m somewhat sure this is all just a prank or a set up just to fuck with us.

  • schwarzerschwan

    She was a comedian. Not anymore.

  • Marlitt Arnouville

    I am sure Anderson is heart broken…and can’t sleep nights..🤣

  • Juan Cocco

    and he’s just whore!!!

  • Juan Cocco

    and he’s just whore!!!

  • Jo

    They actually were good friends and would hang out together when in the same city. He lives in NY, she in LA – plus his schedule is crazy and she tours.

  • suzybel

    No big loss!

  • Justin Likewise

    She is nothin but an attention whore. She is a despicable human being. I always found her annoying. If their was an F list she would be on it.

  • Justin Likewise

    She was never funny. You have to be funny to be considered a comedian.

  • Bob Gemale

    and you’re obviously a generic fanboy who somehow hallucinates that playing virtual jihadi to defend her “honor” she reach out to you and you will become best friends ever

  • Bob Gemale

    Anderson was so close to becoming hetero after spending time with Kathy, the quintessential wymyn of the New Age. She is Wymyn, hear her roar.