Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin Reunite for Dinner in L.A.: Pic!
By Antoinette Bueno
Hollywood To You/Backgrid
Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin are still close pals more than 17 years after their last show on-air together.
Gifford and Philbin were snapped at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday night, where they were all smiles after their dinner together. Philbin looked sharp in a gray suit jacket, while Gifford also dressed up for the occasion in a black dress and heels.
Gifford and Philbin worked together on Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee from 1988 until 2000, when Gifford left the show. Although 86-year-old Philbin and 64-year-old Gifford have clearly kept in touch, the same can not be said for Philbin and his former Live! With Regis and Kelly co-host, Kelly Ripa. Last February, Philbin claimed Ripa was not pleased with him for exiting the show in 2011.
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her,” Philbin said of Ripa in an interview with Larry King. “I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn’t right for me anymore.”