This is such a sweet image in such a tough time for the entire family.
She sure is being de-generous with her Ellen shade!
That's because according to her new book Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index, the late/great Joan Rivers had beef with the Ellen host as well!
The outspoken author stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Monday morning to promote her new tell-all to Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover… but ended up just dishing about Hollywood's best kept behind-the-scenes secrets!
Apparently, Kathy is still heartbroken that Ellen never quite understood Joan's sense of humor before her untimely passing, admitting:
"I have to just come clean, here's the thing: In my very last dinner with Joan Rivers, we would always check in with each other, and I'd be like, 'Where are you with Ellen?' and she'd be like, 'Ugh… still hates me,' and I'd say, 'Oh, she thinks I'm mean.' And the truth is, I guess I feel like I'm sticking up for a pal. I think Ellen's achievements are fantastic; how could I not? But there are so few female comics over 50 that are making a living, or doing okay, we need to support each other. I just thought, 'What am I waiting for?' But almost every time Joan and I would get together, we'd be like, 'Anything from Ellen? No. You? No.'"
Watch out, Ellen… after all, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other!
Plus, seeing as Kathy was selected as the heir to the Fashion Police throne, we have a feeling she knows what she's talking about when it comes to all things Joan.
Ch-ch-check out Kathy Griffin's lively Access Hollywood Live interview (below)!!!