The drama is REAL behind the scenes of ‘Live’ ever since Michael Strahan announced he’d be leaving the show on April 19. He and Kelly Ripa haven’t even spoken since the shocking reveal, according to a new report! How the heck are they going to do the show together next week if they’re fighting?!
Kelly Ripa, 45, was completely blindsided when Michael Strahan, 44, announced he was quitting their show, Live!, and it’s caused major tension between them. Three days later, the pair reportedly still aren’t speaking…which is going to make things pretty awkward since they’re supposed to start working together again next week!
Shockingly, Kelly found out about Michael’s exit from the show at the same time as everyone else on April 19, and since their executive meeting with ABC that morning, they haven’t said a word to each other, according to E! News. The 45-year-old pulled out of co-hosting the show on April 20 at the very last minute, and has yet to publicly comment on everything that’s gone down.
Although she was photographed looking carefree and happy on April 21, Kelly is reportedly livid over the way this situation was handled. She and her husband Mark Consuelos had a previously scheduled vacation this weekend, and she already planned to be out from work on April 22 and 25, but as of now, it’s not confirmed whether she’ll still return on April 26 as planned.
Fans freaked out during the April 20 Live episode when the former football star didn’t mention his co-host while discussing his exit from the show, but at the end of the hour, he made sure to give Kelly a shoutout.
“He has no bad blood toward her at this point,” a source told E!.” And he’s looking forward to start his new chapter with his new team.” Michael will be heading to Good Morning America full-time this fall.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Kelly and Michael aren’t talking? Who do you think should make the first move?