is opening up about her time working with her former Live with Regis and Kelly
co-host, Regis Philbin
, and one of her revelations is how Philbin had a “mandate” that the pair didn’t talk off-screen.
In a new interview with the New York Times, Ripa discussed how her relationship with current co-host, Ryan Seacrest
-- who she texts at night and hangs with on the weekends -- is a stark contrast to her previous partnership with Philbin, who left the ABC morning show in 2011.
“Regis had a mandate: Absolutely no talking off-camera,” Ripa told the outlet. “He had almost a superstition about it. You save it for the show. I’d be like, ‘Good morning
,’ and he’d say, ‘Save it for the air!’”
It’s a different story with Seacrest, who became Ripa’s co-host in May, replacing former football star Michael Strahan
, whose exit led Ripa to leave the show for almost