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Tom Arnold says that Roseanne ‘was not racist’ if he was with her

Tom Arnold says his ex wife Roseanne was not “racist” when they were together.

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Tom Arnold is not a fan of his ex-wife Roseanne Barr, but he does not think that they have always been racist.

“She was not racist, when I was with her,” Arnold, 59, said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Tuesday.

However, the comedian and actor, who was married to Barr, 65, from 1990 to 1994, admits that his former flame is not the same woman she was when they were together.

“Look at her Twitter feed, see how she is,” he said. “She couldn’t say a good thing about Obama. There is something happened. But she was not so [for] that.”

He had some nice things to say about his ex, recalling an incident when he was on “Roseanne” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus took his parking space.

“I didn’t know it was her car at the time. And then my ex-wife, Roseanne … took a Polaroid photo of John Goodman’s bare ass and put that on Julia Louis’ car and then took soap and wrote ‘Julia Louis-Dreypuss’ on her car. If you know the whole story, the ‘Seinfeld’ people were crappy, and God bless Roseanne.”

Arnold also revealed that while he knew that ABC canceled the “Roseanne” to restart in the wake of Barr’s racist rant against the former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, he hadn’t realized she had killed out of “The Conners” spin-off.

“Wait, I hadn’t heard. Is that true? Oh my God,” he said on the news. “I don’t think they are going to ask me back, either the way you look at it.”

“I don’t know what I think,” he added. “I think this: Sara Gilbert is a jinx on every show she is on this year, let me tell you that. I’m kidding!”

Arnold was referring to CBS’ “The talk,” in which Gilbert is a panelist. Julie Chen recently left her place at the table on the talk show after her husband, CBS president Les Moonves, resigned from the network in the midst of a slew of sexual misconduct allegations.

“The conversation” was not the only daytime TV that Arnold dished out during his time at Cohen’s bank.

He also revealed what really happened in his fierce debate with Megyn Kelly about his alleged scuffle with Mark Burnett.

“After the commercial, she says,” They told me that NBC is going to cut in the U. N. because Donald Trump is going to speak. They are going to cut in five minutes, so let’s light it up,’ ” Arnold recalled. “I don’t know if they intended to light as we lit it up, but me and Megyn Kelly, we lit it up. I thought it was great.”

This story was previously published in the New York Post.

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