Can you say awkward?! Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan were honored as the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts at the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1 — right in the middle of all of their ‘Live’ drama!
Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa may have some major drama stirring on the Live With Kelly & Michael set, but that didn’t stop them from taking home a Daytime Emmy Award! The soon-to-be ex-cohosts won the award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host at the May 1 ceremony, despite everything that has been going on since Michael announced his exit. Talk about some ironic timing!
As if it isn’t awkward enough that the outstanding talk show host award went to Kelly and Michael, they weren’t even in attendance to accept their award together. But maybe it was for the best — we’re thinking things may have gotten even more uncomfortable if the two had been there to give acceptance speeches. Who knows what they would’ve said about the show or each other!
Then again, Kelly and Michael have had nothing but nice things to say about each other since Michael announced that he’d be leaving the show for a full-time gig with Good Morning America. In fact, Michael professed how much he loves Kelly the day after he revealed that he was leaving! And although Kelly boycotted their show after being blindsided with the news, she hasn’t expressed any hard feelings toward her cohost of four years. As for behind the scenes, though, we’ve been hearing things aren’t quite so hunky-dory!
Upon receiving the news in such shocking fashion, Kelly apparently didn’t return Michael’s calls or texts, and it was even reported that she was “bullying” him for leaving the show. And with the way she shamelessly made a joke about his divorce on air just three days after her return, we’re thinking that’s not so far-fetched! Plus, Michael had originally promised that he’ll be on Live until September, but things have suddenly changed. His last show is May 13! While they may be happy about their Daytime Emmy win, we’re thinking they’re not going to be so happy to have to share it with each other!
This actually isn’t the first time Kelly and Michael have taken home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, as the pair won the award last year. So clearly they were the favorites going into this year’s awards as well — but we can’t help wondering if the board who picked them might be feeling a little remorse for this year’s choice!
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