Cooper explained on his show the next day why he got loopy. “I’m not a drinker, but just to be in the festive spirit, I had a glass as well. Anyway, [Kathie Lee and Hoda] got me to drink, and I warned them that if I drank this glass of wine, I would get drunk. And I drank maybe four sips of that wine. I had like, half the glass. I was drunk.”
Hoda and Kathie Lee weighed in on their own show. Hoda joked, “You have to watch it, because he was really slurring. You don’t know what he’s talking about. It was so good.”
Kathie Lee defended the wine guzzling duo against Cooper’s claims. “We didn’t get him to drink. He’s a grown man. He makes his own choices.”
Hoda then acknowledged, “There was wine on his table and he drank it” willingly.