Andy Cohen and Kathy Griffin‘s feud dates back several years — and neither has been afraid to share how they really feel.
The Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host was asked in 2017 about replacing Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live special after she was fired earlier that year. He pretended he didn’t know the comedian when TMZ photographers asked about her, seemingly quoting an infamous Mariah Carey line. “Who?” he asked. “I don’t know her.”
Griffin was outraged at the time. “Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps,” she tweeted in October 2017. “Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic.”
Cohen and the actress worked together on Bravo for years. Her reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, aired six seasons from 2005 to 2010, and she also had several stand-up specials air on Bravo.
However, Griffin found herself outcast from much of Hollywood after she posed for a photo with a prop that looked like President Donald Trump‘s bloody, severed head in spring 2017. Her nine-year gig as Anderson Cooper‘s cohost ended when CNN fired her in response to the graphic photo.
Cooper also denounced the picture at the time, writing in a statement via Twitter that it was “clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” A few months later, he claimed to Cohen that he and the Illinois native were “still friends.”
In late 2017, a source told Us Weekly exclusively that Griffin was still devastated by Cooper’s reaction to the incident.
“[She is] still really heartbroken over the friendship lost with [him],” the insider explained at the time. “[Her] friendship [with Cooper] ended almost immediately after he tweeted about her photo.”
The source added: “She most definitely feels like Anderson has sided with Andy. She hates Andy Cohen.”
Five years later, Griffin made it clear that she still didn’t have any warm, fuzzy feelings for the Missouri native, calling him a “misogynist” via Instagram in December 2022 and adding that she planned to watch Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, to ring in 2023.
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