Let us all rejoice at the first miracle of 2023 since Andy Cohen and his bitter five-day rival Ryan Seacrest have puckered up to kiss each other’s asses in forgiveness after their New Year’s Eve sandbox skirmish. I’m sure you’ve all been worried about whether or not these two belligerent stunt queens were truly beefing. Well, rest assured, Andy and Ryan’s “friendship” has not been tainted! And during an interview on Ryan’s SiriusXM show On Air, they set the record straight while also blaming Anderson Cooper in the process.
According to Deadline, Kelly Ripa can continue creating those friendship bracelets she started around Christmastime for Andy and Ryan because their feud is officially over. And it’s a shame, too, because I was expecting this one to last for at least another three or four years. Andy bared his heart and soul to Ryan, and I’m shocked that the two of them didn’t break into a quick chorus of ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ after the interview was over.
“I didn’t know where we stood, Ryan! I got to tell you something, I like watching people fight. I don’t like fighting with people,” Cohen said to Seacrest, referring to his Bravo Housewives franchises.
“Well we’re not, that’s the funny thing, that we are not,” said Seacrest.
Seacrest told the audience there was no feud and that he and Cohen have been friends for more than a decade.
This is the fakest shit I’ve heard all year, and it hasn’t even been a week yet. But the part where they both remain united is by placing the blame on Anderson, who Andy used as a scapegoat during a segment on his own show the day before.
“This is really an Anderson [Cooper] thing,” said Cohen to Seacrest Thursday, of his CNN co-host. “I called Anderson and yelled at him on the radio yesterday. I was on my radio show yesterday and I said, ‘You know Anderson typically … when one of us sees Ryan behind us … one of us will nudge the other and say hey, there’s Seacrest. Look, there’s Ryan’ so the other one can make note and give a wave and I said, ‘This year you did not do that! … Now look what you’ve done, Anderson.’”
And just like that….nobody cares. So let’s hope they’ll always say “Hi” to one another from now on or keep their petty private beefs out of the public eye for the rest of the year. Because I’m sure this incident caused Ryan to experience nightmares of fervently waving to Andy, only for him to finally turn around and transform into Angelina Jolie, wearing her costume from Maleficent.