Kathie Lee Gifford supports 'great friend' Regis Philbin

Kathie Lee Gifford was 'grateful' for her decades-long friendship with Regis Philbin

who died from a heart attack in 2020. He was 88

They sat side by side for more than 15 years as two of the greatest TV talk show co-hosts of all time

First in 1985 on "The Morning Show" and then together nationally in 1988 for "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee."

Kathie Lee Gifford recalled only positive memories working with Regis Philbin amid claims Kelly Ripa

Who filled in Gifford's seat in 2001 when she left the show the year before, had difficulties with the late broadcaster.

She can say whatever she wants," Gifford exclusively told Fox News Digital.