Following Kathy Griffin’s controversial Donald Trump mannequin decapitation photo shoot, the years-long friendship between the comedian and TV personality Anderson Cooper came to an end. Griffin opened up about their relationship while on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday.
‘I was in love with him as a friend. I loved him as a friend. [The friendship] was closer the first five years, then I think he is the type of guy who is into shiny objects, so, later on, he was not as into it. Like, he would not do promos for me and stuff. But still, we would get together on New Year’s and the magic would happen and he is smart, and I love his mother,’ Griffin shared.
Apparently, they met when the man first appeared on her MTV series titled Kathy’s So-Called Reality.
After that, the two pals began hosting CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve special together.
As you may know already, however, after the pics of her holding a bloody mannequin head made to look like Donald Trump were released, she lost her job, and the relationship with Cooper also crumbled.
‘We have had dinner, I have stayed at his house. It was a real friendship, for me,’ the woman went on, making it very clear that she felt betrayed.
As for the scandal, she explained she did not like the fact that she was compared to Billy Bush.
‘I did not want to be put in the same basket as Billy Bush. People would say, ‘Oh, you will bounce back.’ I never encouraged the future president to grab someone by the p***y and go score one for The Donald.’