Sandra Bernhard recently sat down with Tim Teeman over at the Daily Beast for a wide ranging interview about everything from Donald Trump to #MeToo to her appearance on Season 2 of Pose.
Of course, no Bernhard interview would be complete without a question or two about her former BFF Madonna, whose new album Madame X comes out on Friday.
Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the duo were often spotted running around New York City together, making joint appearances on The David Letterman Show, and, at one point, even rumored to be lesbian lovers.
“She came to my show in 1988, came backstage, and then we started hanging out,” Bernhard told Wendy Williams back in 2010. “We would go out, we would have a genuinely great time, and I think we were a really good example of two women being friends.”
Then one day, that all abruptly ended.
“I like to maintain my friendships,” Bernhard said. “But, you know, certain people can’t handle those kinds of friendships.”
But apparently Bernhard is officially over being asked about that time in her life because the moment Teeman brought it up, she looked back at him and said curtly, “I haven’t been in touch with her for years. This is a very overly examined relationship at this point.”
When Teeman asked if the lesbian romance rumors were true, Bernhard simply stated, “No.”