The truth behind Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin's relationship
Before there was Kelly and Ryan and Kelly and Michael, there was Regis and Kelly, the second set of co-hosts of the Live brand's history. In retrospect, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa were an odd pairing. Philbin was a grumpy old TV legend and Ripa was a perky young soap opera actress when they teamed up in 2001 to co-host the long-running syndicated talk show. The two made it work, though, and went on to host Live with Regis and Kelly for 11 years, offering a different on-screen dynamic than the one Philbin had with previous co-host Kathie Lee Gifford.
But what was Ripa and Philbin's rapport like off screen? And how has it changed since Philbin rode off into the sunset in 2011? Here is the truth about Ripa and Philbin's relationship.