Anderson Cooper reveals whether or not he's still friends with Kathy Griffin after she got fired from CNN


Anderson Cooper has faith in Kathy Griffin.

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.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin host 'New Year's Eve Live' on CNN during New Year's Eve 2017 in Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity.) Anderson Cooper (L) and Kathy Griffin attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper host CNN's 'New Year's Eve Live' at Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Host Anderson Cooper (L) and comedian Kathy Griffin speak on stage during CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper attend CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Host Anderson Cooper (L) and comedian Kathy Griffin speak on stage during CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper attend the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_002_0361.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Gloria Steinem attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on November 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 31: Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper speak at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/DCNYRE2013/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: TV personalities Kathy Griffin (L) and Anderson Cooper walk at New Year's Eve 2013 in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
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"Yeah, we're still friends," Cooper said. "You know, I said what I said about I didn't think what she said was appropriate, but I wish her the best and I hope she bounces back."

"She's incredibly funny and a lot of people love her, and I think she'll bounce back from this," he added.

Last month, Cooper talked more about the situation with Griffin during an appearance with Cohen at the Comerica Theater in Arizona.

"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."

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At a press conference last month, 56-year-old Griffin burst into tears when asked by ET's Kevin Frazier if she'd spoken with Cooper since the fallout from her photo shoot.

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