Kelly Ripa never made peace with Regis before death! Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin never made peace before the television legend passed away last week, leaving Kelly “haunted with regrets” according to a source.
“Towards the end of his life, Regis was very honest about his nonexistent relationship with Kelly. He tried contacting Kelly several times, but she never replied,” the friend told OK!.
“Kelly is notoriously stubborn and holds a grudge like no one else. Once she feels slighted, Kelly cuts people off for life. Now it is too late for her to reach out to Regis and show a little kindness.”
The source also added that Regis — who died last week at age 88 — went to his grave knowing the “truth about Kelly and that deep down, she knows it too.” Ripa, 49, has a long history of cutting people out of her life. After dumping Philbin after he left their show Live with Regis and Kelly, it was Michael Strahan‘s turn next. Ripa has also been the face of other controversies.
In 2006, after Rosie O’Donnell accused Ripa of being “homophobic” when she snapped at Clay Aiken after he put his hand over her mouth, she refused to speak to the former View host.
“I think Kelly Ripa is mean and she doesn’t like me, and she has never wanted to discuss what happened,” Rosie said in the book ‘Ladies Who Punch.’ “She wanted to have this weird feud. She’s the girl from Pine Valley. She and her husband met on the show. That’s my f–king sweet spot. I would have loved her my whole life. I see her at concerts sometimes. She just looks away.”
OK! was the first to reveal that Ripa has not been invited to his funeral.
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We are beyond saddened to learn about the loss of Regis Philbin. He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes everyday on Live for more than 23 years. We were beyond lucky to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire everyday to fill his shoes on the show. We send our deepest love and condolences to his family and hope they can find some comfort in knowing he left the world a better place. – Kelly and Ryan
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Kelly Ripa never made peace with Regis before death!! Kelly Ripa never made peace with Regis before death!