[Ed note: this story has been updated from a previous version, to reflect a date of Regis' appearance and statement from WABC president and general manager.]
During an interview with Larry King on Tuesday, former Live host Regis Philbin revealed that he and Ripa don't keep in touch. Philbin and Ripa hosted the show together for 10 years until Philbin left in 2011, but haven't spoken since.
"She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her," Philbin said. But the reality had nothing to do with her — "I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn't right for me anymore," the now 85-year-old TV personality said.
Philbin said that despite being the face of Live for 28 years, he was never asked to come back for guest appearances after he left.
This actually isn't true — Philbin appeared on Live on October 28, 2015, where he had a very friendly reunion with Ripa.
"It was wonderful to have Regis on the show for our 2015 Halloween special," WABC president and general manager Dave Davis said in a statement (WABC is the station that produces Live). "He's also been invited back several times as a guest, and in fact was confirmed for a date, but was not able to make it at the time."
TVGuide.com has reached out to Philbin's representative for comment.
The search for Strahan's permanent replacement is ongoing.