Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Kylie said that Sam hadn't actually planned a send-off, but when she asked her what she was doing that afternoon, the Seven team decided to do something at the very last minute.
"I was there... I said to Sam, 'What are you doing after work? You can't go home and do the washing. Let's go out and have [lunch]. Let's have a champagne; you can't go home'," she explained.
When asked by radio host Jackie 'O' Henderson, whether Kylie was the one "responsible for this impromptu little get-together", Kylie agreed, squashing any reports of the Sunrise team being snubbed by Sam.
She also said that the on-air Sunrise team didn't go because they had already spent hours toasting with Sam at Seven's Martin Place studios.
"While we were on air [on The Morning Show], they all had some champagne in the office with Sam," Kylie said.
The reports were sparked when Kochie and Nat appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show following the farewell soirée, where they were grilled as to why they didn't attend.
"Well, we didn't know about it... we had a postponed Christmas party the next day," Kochie said bluntly.
Natalie also chimed in and said: "And we had been having champagne in the office for a while."
Natalie and Kochie weren't the only Sunrise stars absent from Sam's send-off, as newsreader Edwina Bartholomew and weatherman Sam Mac also didn't attend.
Sam and Kochie have publicly bumped heads on numerous occasions, where just last year the pair engaged in an on-air tiff regarding COVID-19.
Earlier this month, Sam confirmed she was leaving the Channel Seven show live on-air, saying that the "time has come for the sun to set on my time at Sunrise".
With Sam gone, long-time newsreader Natalie Barr has taken the reigns.