Kathy Griffin Says She ‘Loved’ Anderson Cooper, Past Tense

Kathy Griffin Says She ‘Loved’ Anderson Cooper, Past Tense

Kathy Griffin opens up about her relationship with Anderson Cooper for the first time in months (or maybe days or yearsI don’t even know anymore, this feud has a timeline all its own) in an intimate new profile in The Hollywood Reporter.

Going behind the gates of Griffin’s “secluded” Bel Air mansion, Senior Writer Seth Abramovitch finds out what the self-identified “D-List” comedian has been up to since she posed for those photos where she’s holding a mock-Donald Trump’s mock-decapitated mock-head and was thrust into months of fallout from the decision, which led to cancelled gigs and ruined friendships.

Griffin, rightly so, believes that the reaction to her photos was both over-the-top and sexist in degree.

“I didn’t commit a crime,” she told Abramovitch. “I didn’t rape anybody. I didn’t assault anybody. I didn’t get a DUI. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that fucking kill people.”

“When you’re a woman, you get one fuckup, and it’s over. When you’re a guy, you get chance after chance after chance,” she said.”

One person who didn’t give Griffin a second chance was news anchor Anderson Cooper, her longtime friend and co-host on CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve broadcast special. The two have not spoken since last May, according to Abramovitch, and it doesn’t look like they’ll make up any time soon.

“We were close. I loved him,” she said, emphasis on the past tense. “I really loved him.”

On the upside, Kathy and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, had a lot of fun hate-watching her replacement, Watch What Happens Live’s Andy Cohen.

“We turned it on, and she was like, ‘This is a dumpster fire,’” Bick said.

Head on over to The Hollywood Reporter to read the rest of the profile, which includes incredibly off-topic but vital information like the fact that convicted murderer Erik Menendez painted a portrait of Griffin, mailed it to her from prison, and now it’s hanging on a wall in her home.


Harron Walker

Harron Walker is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. Her work can be found on Vice, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, Vulture, Them, and a bunch of other places.

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