Goodbye, Michael Strahan! The co-host bid farewell to ‘Live!’ on May 13 with a goodbye speech that super sweet and totally Michael. Click to find out everything he said now!
Excuse us while we grab some tissues! Michael Strahan’s last Live! aired May 13, and it was a roller coaster of emotions. In a heartwarming speech, Michael said goodbye to his co-hosting gig of 4 years and showed his love for Kelly Ripa, 45.
“This is a moment that I didn’t anticipate being here, at least at this point,” he said. “But it’s here. And we’re going to enjoy it. I’m not dying. I’m still in the family. And I’m still available to come back if I’m ever called to co-host. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not gone. So, there we go.”
Aw! So sweet! Kelly and Michael walked out together, and she hugged him when he sat down. Later int he episode, an emotional montage showing Michael’s best moments on the show aired. If you didn’t cry, you have no heart. They embraced after the video played.
Michael and Kelly said a few sweet words at the end of the show. Kelly said that she “couldn’t be prouder” of Michael. “You have given us so much joy,” she continued. “We really are so, so proud of you.” Michael followed up by saying that it was “very bittersweet” for him. He thanked everyone for opening up their hearts to him. “Kelly, you are the best,” he said. “I love you, baby.”
Michael was originally supposed leaving Live! in September to join GMA full time. However, after serious drama behind-the-scenes, it was revealed that Michael’s final show would be May 13. He would take 4 months off before going to GMA, leaving Kelly more time to find a permanent co-host.
HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY that Michael couldn’t wait to leave Live! after the drama between him and Kelly hit an all-time high. Even though the situation clearly got out of control, Michael won’t forget his time with Kelly.
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