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Ali Wentworth reveals George Stephanopoulos' questionable reaction to wedding gift from Barbara Walters

The GMA anchor and The Parent Test host got married in 2001

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos have been married for twenty-two years, since 2001, and though it has been two decades since their wedding, there are some things you just don't forget.

You particularly wouldn't forget a gift from, say, the iconic Barbara Walters, and Ali certainly remembers what the late journalist gifted the couple on their nuptials.

Speaking on The View – it was the 20/20 alum who founded the hit talk show and co-hosted with Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar and Debbie Matenopoulos – the Ali's Well That Ends Well author looked back fondly on some of her favorite memories of Barbara.

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After host Sara Haines asked her to tell a special story about the visionary journalist, Ali said: "Well, one of them was… she wanted me to be a host on this show, and I said to her, 'Oh I don't know Barbra, you know, I sort of say whatever comes to mind and I'll probably get into a lot of trouble.'"

She then joked: "She goes, 'Well sweetheart that's the point,' and I was like, well, I want to stay married."

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Aside from the cheeky throwback about Ali's near-stint as a The View host, she also recalled a story about her and George's wedding.

Ali had some hilarious stories about Barbara

She revealed: "When George and I got married, Barbara gave us this beautiful silver, intricate wine holder," before admitting: "But when we opened it we didn't know what it was."

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The mom-of-two added: "We were trying to figure it out, and George ran into Barbara a few days later and he said [that] she said, 'Did you like the present?' He said, 'We did, [but] we didn't know what it was,' which she got very upset about."

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos at their wedding© Photo: Getty Images

Barbara looking fondly at George and Ali during their 2001 wedding in Holy Trinity Cathedral Greek Orthodox Church in New York City

She then said: "Two days later we got a Burberry blanket with a note that said, 'Maybe George knows what this is!'"

Fans raved about Barbara's cheeky moment, writing in the comments section under the post: "That's awesome!" and: "Just love Barbara Walters," among a string of laughing emojis, as well as: "Hilarious! Just love Ali!"

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