Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan May Never Co-Host Ever Again
Things are not looking good.
Earlier this week Michael Strahan announced he would be leaving Live with Kelly and Michael, for a full-time gig at Good Morning America. It seemed like everyone was happy for Strahan, everyone that is, except his co-host Kelly Ripa. It seems as though no one told Ripa about Strahan’s plan to leave, and she was furious about being left in the dark.
Ripa didn’t show up to work the next day, and hasn’t been back all week, as of now ABC has no real idea when Ripa plans to return, and if one source it to be believed, this may mark the end of Live as we know it.
A source revealed to People, they aren’t sure Ripa will ever host with Strahan again. “I don’t believe that co-hosting together is a viable option anymore,” the source revealed. “Anything is possible, but that doesn’t seem like a viable option. Practically, it’s a different dynamic now.”
Seeing as Strahan is supposed to stay on Live until September, if Ripa refuses to work with him, it could cause a major problem. “She has to decide whether she can sit there with Michael again. It doesn’t seem like that’s going to be something possible,” the source continued. “But she’s trying to make a smart decision not a rash decision.”
Even though Strahan left Ripa in the dark about his plans, now it seems he is giving her the space to make the decision that is best for her. “It’s business as usual for Michael. He’s not getting in the way of her coming back. … He wants her to come back.”