Alan Cumming's best friend is... Monica Lewinsky?

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Alan Cumming's Best Friend Is... Monica Lewinsky?

On "Watch What Happens Live," Alan Cumming revealed Monica Lewinsky is one of his best friends.

"She is really one of the kindest, most loyal, loving, tender, funny girls I've ever known. I mean, I think she's really one of my best friends," he said. "Yeah. And she's been at my wedding. She knows my family."

Alan told Andy Cohen he met Monica about 16 years ago at a Marie Claire party, and they've been pals ever since.

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401115 13: Actor Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend the Cynthia Rowley Fall/Winter 2002 Collectionshow February 14, 2002 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky and Alan Cumming attend the Alan Cumming Book Launch for 'Not My Father's Son' on October 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Dey Street Books)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: An amused Alan Cumming gets a smooch from Monica Lewinsky at an opening night party for the Broadway play 'Design For Living' at Laura Belle. Cumming stars in the production. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky and actor Alan Cumming. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky at an opening night party for the Broadway play 'Design For Living' at Laura Belle. Cumming stars in the production. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Alan Cumming and Monica Lewinsky attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Alan Cumming, Monica Lewinsky and Graham Norton attend the after party following the press night of 'Bent', at Dune on October 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Monica Lewinsky arrives at The Masterpiece Marie Curie Party supported by Jaeger-LeCoultre and hosted by Heather Kerzner at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Marie Curie)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Monica Lewinsky attends The Masterpiece Marie Curie Party supported by Jaeger-LeCoultre and hosted by Heather Kerzner at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Marie Curie)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Monica Lewinsky attends the Men's Health and Best Life magazines book release party for 'BLUNT' by photographer Nigel Parry at Milk Gallery on December 5, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Rodale)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 5: Monica Lewinsky attends the Men's Health & Best Life exhibition for photographer Nigel Parry to celebrate the release of his new book Blunt at Milk Studios December 5, 2006 in New Yrok City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky during Entertainment Weekly's 1st Annual 'IT List' Party at Milk Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2002: Monica Lewinsky attends the Marc Jacobs fashion show at Pier 54 in New York City. 9/10/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect.
Monica Lewinsky during W Times Square Hotel Official Opening - February 12, 2002 at W Hotel - Times Square in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 29: Monica Lewinsky attends the Timothy Greenfield-Sanders portrait photo exhibit at Mary Boone Gallery. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Monica Lewinsky is on a mission to slim down. The former White House intern announced she has been enrolled at a Jenny Craig Inc. weight loss program since earlier this summer. (photo by Adrian Groom/In-focus)
Monica Lewinsky (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM: Monica Lewinsky was presented with flowers as she continued to draw crowds, 15 March 1999, when her book signing tour reached Scotland. About 300 people cheered as the former White House office junior, whose affair with President Bill Clinton turned her into a household name, arrived at a Glasgow book shop. (Photo credit should read IAN STEWART/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, : Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky looks up as she signs her book, 'Monica's story', during a signing 23 April, 1999 at a book store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Rhona WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (L) meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (L) working in a White House office as President Bill Clinton looks on submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
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He recently raved about her "lovely" personality to the New York Daily News while promoting his new book, "Not My Father's Son."

"She's absolutely one of the most loving, fun, clever, tender people. The fact that she's been able to remain such an amazing person with all that horrible bile that was heaped upon her as a young woman is testament to the person she is."

Alan is, of course, talking about Monica's affair with President Bill Clinton back in the 90s.

She recently spoke about the incident in her first-ever public address at the inaugural 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia. "I fell in love with my boss," she said at the event.

Alan too has been through his fair share of terribly trying times.

His new book focuses on his complicated relationship with his emotionally and physically abusive father and the family secrets that helped shape his life and career.

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Monica Lewinsky Embraces President Bill Clinton At A Democratic Fundraiser in Washington D.C. on 10/23/96. (Photo By Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)
In this image taken from video, Monica Lewinsky (wearing beret) smiles at President Clinton as he greets well-wishers at a White House lawn party in Washington Nov. 6, 1996. Lewinsky offered Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, to reverse her official story and acknowledge to prosecutors that she had sexual relations with President Clinton in exchange for immunity, according to a source. (AP Photo/APTV)
Official White House photo taken Nov. 17, 1995 from page 3179 of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton, showing President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at the White House. Congress laid before a wary nation Monday the raw footage of the presidsent's grand jury testimony and 3,183 pages of evidence chronicling his relationship with Monica Lewinsky in explicit detail. (AP Photo/OIC)
This is an August 10, 1995 photo, taken from the two-volume set of evidence delivered to lawmakers this morning from the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The photo shows the president and Monica Lewinsky's family in the Oval Office of the White House. From left are, stepmother Barbara, father Dr. Bernard Lewinsky, the president, brother Michael and Monica Lewinsky. (AP Photo/OIC)
This is a Nov. 17, 1995 White House photo, from page 3183 of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton, showing the president and Monica Lewinsky outside the Oval Office of the White House. Congress laid before a wary nation Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, the raw footage of the presidsent's grand jury testimony and 3,183 pages of evidence chronicling his relationship with Monica Lewinsky in explicit detail. (AP Photo/OIC)
A Dec. 16, 1996 White House photo, taken from the two-volume set of evidence delivered to lawmakers Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, by the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, shows President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at a Christmas party. Congress laid before a wary nation Monday the raw footage of the presidsent's grand jury testimony and 3,183 pages of evidence chronicling his relationship with Monica Lewinsky in explicit detail. (AP Photo/OIC)
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
** FILE ** First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton watches President Clinton pause as he thanks those Democratic members of the House of Representatives who voted against impeachment in this Dec. 19, 1998 file photo. Her husband's dalliances with Monica Lewinsky left Americans baffled, and at the same time admiring, that Hillary would stand by her husband. "The most difficult decisions I have made in my life were to stay married to Bill, and to run for the Senate from New York," she said. She decided she wanted the marriage to last, if that was possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky is shown in three photos taken from her freshman, sophomore and junior yearbooks at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998. Whitewater prosecutors have expanded their investigation to determine whether President Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky and tried to get her to lie about it in an affidavit she gave in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit. (AP Photo/HO)
President Clinton is shown in this video image during his grand jury deposition Aug 17, 1998, shown during the House Managers presentation in the Senate impeachment trial of Clinton Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999. Clinton was asked if he instructed presidential secretary Betty Currie to collect gifts he gave to Monica Lewinsky. (AP Photo/APTN)
Former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, smiles during a photo opportunity in Helsinki, Finland Friday, April 9, 1999. Lewinsky is on a two-day book tour in Helsinki, to sell her new book. (AP Photo/Soile Kallio)
President Clinton ponders a question during his news conference in the East Room of the White House Thursday April 30, 1998. Embattled by controversy from Monica Lewinsky to Whitewater, the president said that "these things are distracting" but promised to work with Republicans who are increasingly attacking his integrity. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
President Clinton, daughter Chelsea and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton walk with their Labrador "Buddy" to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, August 18, 1998. The first family will travel to Martha's Vineyard, Mass. for a two week vacation. Late Monday night, the president confessed to a relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky following an afternoon of testimony before the independent counsel's grand jury. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Monica Lewinsky appears on the cover of the Feb. 2, 1998, edition of Newsweek magazine as seen Monday, Jan. 26, 1998. The issue contains exclusive excerpts of tape recordings detailing her alleged affair with President Clinton. (AP Photo)
President Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, center, and wife Hillary Rodham Clinton walk from the White House toward a helicopter as they depart for vacation Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998. The first family will travel to Martha's Vineyard, Mass. for a two week vacation. Late Monday night, the president confessed to a relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky following an afternoon of testimony before the independent counsel's grand jury. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
Linda Tripp meets with reporters outside federal court in Washington Wednesday July 29,1 998 after her final appearence before a grand jury investigating an alleged affair between President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. From left are, attorney Anthony Zaccagnine, her daughter Allison, spokesman Phil Coughter and attorney Joe Murtha. (AP Photo/Khue Bui)
Linda R. Tripp, a former colleague of former White House aide Monica Lewinsky, and an unidentified woman, right, meet the media outside Tripp's Columbia, Md. home Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
Monica Lewinsky leaves Howard County Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Lewinsky testified that she was frightened when she saw the first published report of her secretly taped conversations with Linda Tripp about President Clinton. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Monica Lewinsky leaves Howard County Circuit Court in Ellicot City , Md., Thursday, Dec. 16,1999. Lewinsky testified today that she was frightened when she saw the first published report of her secretly taped conversations with Linda Tripp about President Clinton. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Monica Lewinsky, and her entourage, walks back to a hotel in Washington in this Feb. 2, 1999 file photo. An assortment of controversies were tacked on to the Whitewater controversy, one by one, to the initial probe by Kenneth Starr, a prominent Washington lawyer and a conservative, including President Clinton's alleged perjury and obstruction regarding his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)
President Clinton bites his lip during a pause in his remarks during an event in the White House Rose Garden Friday, Dec. 11, 1998. The House Judiciary Committee is deciding today whether to impeach the President over the Monica Lewinsky matter. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
President Clinton walks to the podium to deliver a short statement on the impeachment inquiry in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Friday, Dec. 11, 1998. Nearing a showdown over the fate of his presidency, President Clinton apologized to the country today for his conduct in the Monica Lewinsky affair and said he would accept a congressional censure or rebuke. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Monica Lewinsky, shown in this video image, is sworn in for her deposition on Feb. 1, 1999. The videotape was shown on Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, as part of the House Managers presentation in the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. (AP Photo/APTN)
Monica Lewinsky is shown in this video image pondering a question during her deposition Feb. 1, 1999, shown during the House Managers presentation in the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999. (AP Photo/APTN)
Monica Lewinsky, whose testimony could define the future course of the Clinton administration , arrives at U. S. Federal court Thursday Aug. 6,1998 in Washington, to testify before the federal grand jury looking into the alleged affair between her and President Clinton. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
FILE - In this July 11, 2001, file photo, Monica Lewinsky arrives for a special screening of "The Score" in New York. Lewinsky says there's no question her boss, Bill Clinton, "took advantage" of her when he was president. But if there was any abuse in their affair, she says, it came afterward, when Clinton's inner circle tried to discredit her and his opponents used her as a pawn. The former White House intern, now 40, writes about her life in the next issue of Vanity Fair magazine, out in May 2014. In released excerpts, she says she's perhaps the first Internet scapegoat and wants to speak out on behalf of other victims of online humiliation.(AP Photo/Darla Khazei, File)
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