Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper is pictured attending the Turner Upfront 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 17, 2017. Getty Images/Angela Weiss

Anderson Cooper has broken his silence on the rumors claiming he and Kathy Griffin are no longer friends after the latter’s controversial Donald Trump photo. The CNN news anchor maintains that he and Griffin are still on good terms.

During his latest appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Tuesday, Anderson set the record straight when it comes to his relationship with Griffin. “Yeah, we’re still friends,” he said. “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.”

As to whether or not Griffin can recover after she was relieved of her CNN duties, Cooper has this to say (via Us Weekly), “She’s incredibly funny and a lot of people love her and I think she will bounce back from this.”

READ: Anderson Cooper honors brother Carter 29 years following suicide

Griffin came under fire after she did a photo shoot with Tyler Shields that featured a fake severed head resembling Trump. When the photo became viral, Cooper was one of the many who reacted negatively via social media. “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,” he tweeted at the time. “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

However, Cooper made it clear last month that he wants nothing but the best for his friend despite condemning her gesture. “She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” Cooper said during an appearance at the Comerica Theater in Arizona, according to ET Online.

“I don’t want anybody’s career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate,” Cooper further stated. ”I didn’t approve it in any way, and I think when you’re friends with somebody, you can say that."

READ: Anderson Cooper reacts to Kathy Griffin’s scandalous photoshoot

Meanwhile, Griffin, who admitted she was interviewed by the Secret Service after the photoshoot, held a press conference following her removal from CNN. She told reporters: “I don’t think I will have a career after this … He [Trump] broke me. He broke me … Trump is trying to ruin my life. [If] you don’t stand up you get run over … This is America.”

Griffin previously issued an apology via Twitter saying that the shoot she did indeed went too far. “I’m a comic. I crossed the line,” she said in a now-deleted clip, as pointed out by ET Online. “I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went way too far … I understand how it offends people … I beg your forgiveness.”