A much has been made of Kathie Lee Gifford's connection with Regis Philbin.

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The bond between Kelly Ripa and her co-star "didn't truly exist," she claimed.

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From the late 1980s to the turn of the millennium, Gifford collaborated with Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."

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Along with Philbin, the 69-year-old media personality departed the program to advance his acting and singing careers.

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In 2001, Ripa replaced Gifford as host of the program, renaming it "Live! with Regis & Kelly".

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Following ten years of collaboration with Ripa, Regis left the program.

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He started allegations of a quarrel in 2017 by claiming that Ripa was "extremely upset" when he departed, and the two haven't remained in contact since.

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In a recent interview for the promotion of her just-published memoir "Live Wire," Ripa was transparent about her friendship with Philbin.

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In a September interview, the show's 52-year-old host claimed that the rumors of a feud claiming Philbin had resigned were untrue.

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All of this was false. We worked together in a really professional manner.

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