Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin may have sat next to one another every morning for a decade, but it looks like these two didn't continue their friendship off-screen.

During an interview with Today host Hoda Kotb on SiriusXM, the 83-year-old admitted that he hasn't spoken to his former co-host since their final episode in November 2011.

"What about Kelly? How often do you see her or speak to her?" Kotb asked when chatting with Philbin about his former leading ladies like Kathie Lee Gifford and Mary Hart.

"I haven't seen her, I don't see her," the beloved morning show host confessed. "She lived downtown, and now I hear she's on the East Side and, uh, you know."

And when asked point-blank if he had seen the bubbly TV personality since their last show taping, he uttered, "No, I haven't."

Philbin added that he's even tried to put himself at the right place in the right time in an attempt to visit with Ripa, but had no luck.

"I was over there yesterday [at ABC] as a matter of fact, to do something for them. No, I didn't see [her]."

But Philbin did mention that he is closer with Gifford primarily due to convenience, saying, "She lives in Greenwich and I'm a weekend guy there, so I do see a lot of her."

Philbin also revealed that of all the ladies he's co-hosted with over the years, he'd probably pick Hart as one of the ladies who he's had the best chemistry with.

"Hmm, well you know I didn't have that many hosts. No, I did have a lot of co-hosts in California as well. Mary Hart. That's how she got the start in the business." 

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