The 50-year-old journalist appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Tuesday, where he responded to viewers' questions about where he and Griffin stand today. Cooper and Griffin have co-hosted CNN's New Year’s Eve special since 2007, though she was fired from the gig in May after her controversial photo shoot in which she posed with a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump's head.
Cooper has also publicly condemned the image, calling it "clearly disgusting." However, he clarified on Tuesday that the two still have a friendship.
"She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her," Cooper told the crowd. “I don’t want anybody's career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate. ... I didn’t approve it in any way, and I think when you’re friends with somebody, you can say that."