REGIS PHILBIN hosted "Live!" for 28 years. For the last 10, he sat side-by-side with KELLY RIPA. So how's their relationship now? Try NONEXISTENT.
In an interview with LARRY KING, Regis said they don't keep in touch, and he hasn't been asked back since he left in 2011. And apparently, it's down to a misunderstanding.
Regis said, quote, "She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn't right for me anymore."
So would Regis go back to hosting a TV show? He said, quote, "I don't know. How often would it be? Would it be every night? Every day?
"I do miss it. There are times when I really miss it and wish I'd never stopped. But, you know, I just figured it was time to let go."