Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin Estranged Since 2011— Why?

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Kelly Ripa has not seen or spoken to her former Live! With Regis and Kelly co-star Regis Philbin since the show ended in 2011.

This seems to be surprising news considering Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin, 83, spent every weekday together for a decade as the co-hosts of the morning show.

In an interview with Today's Hoda Kotb for her Sirius XM show, Philbin said he hasn't seen his former co-star and his relationship with Kelly Ripa, 44, changed with the end of the show.

"I haven't seen her," he said of Kelly Ripa. "I don't see her."

Seemingly surprised, Hoda Kotb asked if he really not seen her at all since November 2011 when the show ended.

"No, I haven't," he said, adding that it's just fine by him.

"I was over there yesterday as a matter of fact to do something for them," Regis Philbin said of ABC's studios in New York City.

Despite the estrangement, the veteran TV fixture had good things to say about his time with Kelly Ripa, who now cohosts Live! With Kelly and Michael with Michael Strahan.

Philbin also spoke of his other Live! co-host and good friend, Kathie Lee Gifford.

"She lives in Greenwich and I'm a weekend guy there, so I do see a lot of her," he said of Gifford, 61.

Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford co-hosted Live! for 12 years before her departure in 2000.

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