Kathie Lee Gifford and Tom Selleck reunited on the “Today” show Wednesday morning and so did their lips. Gifford and Selleck recreated their on-camera kiss 20 years later during Gifford’s segment on the morning show.
Selleck, 72, reminisced on the spur-of-the-moment make-out on “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” two decades later. The steamy kiss came after Regis Philbin tried to convince Selleck to kiss him after the award-winning actor talked about his on-screen peck with Kevin Kline in the 1997 film, “In & Out”.
“I’d done this movie I’m very proud of, ‘In & Out'” Selleck said. “And Regis got into me kissing Kevin Kline.”
Selleck recalled that “Regis wouldn’t quit” trying to get him into a kiss, but Gifford, 63, to the rescue! Selleck said Gifford “saved him” by planting a big smooch on him instead.
“You planted one on me which was kind of you saying to the audience, ‘He only went there as a tourist,'” Selleck said. “And that shut Regis up, which is, as you know, almost impossible. Remember, I sent you flowers?”
“It was good, let’s do it again,” Gifford said. “Happy Anniversary!”