Regis Philbin Explains Why He and Kelly Ripa Don’t Talk Anymore

Breaking up is hard to do, especially for daytime TV power couples. Like two old war buddies, Regis Philbin and Larry King met up to chat about their TV days on King’s Now. Philbin, who was a host on Live! for almost three decades, revealed that he and former co-host Kelly Ripa don’t really talk anymore because she took his exit in 2011 very personally. “She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her,” Philbin said of Ripa. “I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn’t right for me anymore.” What’s more, the 85-year-old former host hasn’t returned to Live!’s broadcast. “Did they ask you to go back even for a day?” King asked. “Never once did they ask me to go back,” Philbin said. Cold.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Don’t Talk Anymore