"Real Housewives" creator Andy Cohen loves women, despite what Jillian Michaels may think.
The fitness trainer, who is also a reality star thanks to "The Biggest Loser," previously said that Bravo's hit franchise centered around wealthy housewives is proof Cohen hates women, and he clapped back in a Hollywood Reporter interview published Monday.
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"I love women. 'Housewives' is a show about women and it's predominately for women, even though so many men watch it so I think that's a really good question for the millions of women who watch the shows," Cohen said. "It's a show about friendship. It's a show about being a wife. It's a show about being a mother. It's a show about being a sister. And sometimes the experience of being a friend and a mother and a wife and a sister isn't pleasant and sometimes it's wonderful."
"I think [Michaels] probably never watched it," he continued. "I think she's probably seen a clip of Teresa flipping a table."
The "Watch What Happens Live" host then clapped back with his signature sass: "By the way, this is the woman who screamed at people for a living on 'The Biggest Loser.' She should stay in her own lane."
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Michaels took her shot at Cohen, without naming him directly, while speaking to Life & Style earlier this month.
"I hate that shit. I never watch it," she said of the "Housewives" franchise. "I hate watching women tear each other apart. Anybody who watches it, shame on you."
"It's like [the franchise] was created by someone that hates women," she added. "I mean, the guy hates them. He's an asshole."
Michaels isn't the only TV star who has beef with the late-night host. Comedian Kathy Griffin has had it out for him ever since the he replaced Griffin as a co-host for Anderson Cooper's New Years's Eve on CNN. Griffin had been fired from the news network after she posed for a photo holding a faux decapitated Donald Trump head.
"You know what? I've kind of moved on," Cohen told THR. "She seems to hate my guts very strongly. And you know what, that's her prerogative. Everybody can have someone they hate. If I'm that person for her, so be it."