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Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Mother Better Than Him

Kathy Griffin Says She Knew Anderson Cooper’s Mother Better Than Him

It looks like Kathy Griffin will not be making up with Anderson Cooper anytime soon. The two had a very public falling out over Griffin’s severed Trump head photo and have been estranged ever since, and following an interview on BuzzFeed’s AM to DM on Wednesday, the ice doesn’t seem likely to thaw. 

Griffin spoke about her friendship with Cooper’s mother Gloria Vanderbilt, who died last month after a battle with stomach cancer. “I really was in love with Anderson’s mom, the great Gloria Vanderbilt, and she let me call her ‘Glo Vandy,’” Griffin said. “And she gave me so many life lessons.”

“We would chat, and I actually kind of knew her better than Anderson in a way.” Well, that’s certainly not an overture of reconciliation. 

Griffin also revealed that she hasn’t reached out to Cooper to offer condolences in the wake of his mother’s death, saying that “Anderson is not really wired that way.”

Earlier this year, Griffin told Variety that she was “devastated” by her fallout with Cooper. “It still hurts,” she said. “I mean, I really loved him. I don’t have a punchline for that one.”

Cooper has largely been out of the public eye since his mother’s death, although he gave her a moving on-air tribute, explaining that she “died as she lived, on her own terms… she was ready to go...When the end came, she was not alone. She was surrounded by beauty and family and friends...Gloria Vanderbilt was 95 years old when she died. What an extraordinary life, what an extraordinary mom, and what an incredible woman.” The reporter also was named as his mother’s sole heir, inheriting an estimated $200 million

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