“Yeah, we’re still friends,” Cooper, said during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “Look, I said a lot. I said what I said. I didn’t think what she said was appropriate but I wish her the best and back on the road.”
“She’s gonna be touring in a minute, don’t you think?” Cohen asked.
“She’s incredibly funny and a lot of people love her and I think she will bounce back from this,” said Cooper.
Back in May, Griffin was sacked by CNN after she posed for a photo featuring a decapitated head resembling Donald Trump.
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,” Cooper tweeted at the time. “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” In June, he added to USA Today: “She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her.”
Griffin, meanwhile, held a tearful press conference with her lawyer Lisa Bloom on June 2. “A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are, I feel personally, trying to ruin my life forever. You guys know him. He’s never going to stop,” she said. “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I think, I’m going to be honest, he broke me,” she said. The comedian was also reportedly questioned by Secret Service for over an hour amid the backlash.