"We've travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2" and it's all led to this one huge night!"
Griffin initially made an emotional apology regretting her actions, calling the photo "horrible".
CNN terminated its agreement with Griffin to appear in its New Year's Eve program in May, after her photo shoot in which she held up a "decapitated" head of President Donald Trump and was blasted both by the left and the right.
After running down everything that has happened to her recently, including her sister and her dog dying, her own mother taking Fox News' side, and calling Harvey Weinstein a rapist, she went after ex-friend Anderson Cooper. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate". Cooper's tenure on the program dates back farther, to 2002.
The pair have been friends for decades, performing in standup/discussion shows across the globe.
Griffin later told The Cut that the friendship was over because the reporter took too long to reach out. "Really? Not supporting and backing Kathy Griffin after she had your back for years". This will be the 11th year for the special. Anderson said in a statement about co-hosting with Andy (via Deadline).
Due to their long-standing friendship, Cohen and Cooper have frequently appeared on each other's program. 49-year-old Cohen tweeted.