New details are emerging about Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan’s behind-the-scenes drama. Kelly has taken a break from the show Live With Kelly and Ryan. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, fans are wondering when she will return to her seat. Last week, she joked with her co-host Ryan Seacrest that she will leave the show if she wins the lottery.
Even though she was joking at the time, she failed to show up to the morning show on Monday. Ryan’s American Idol co-star Luke Bryan filled in for her seat. Many celebrity guests have appeared in Kelly’s seat throughout the week.
Did Kelly Ripa leave the talk show?
Fans wondered if Kelly Ripa left the talk show for good. The last time she took an unknown leave of absence was when Michael Strahan announced that he was leaving Live with Kelly & Michael for Good Morning America, where he remains. Kelly was shellshocked that she needed time to recollect her thoughts.
She wanted a head’s up about his move. Once again, fans wanted to know if she had left the show. The 51-year-old recently shared a clip of herself of her with her husband Mark Consuelos on Instagram. Kelly Ripa is currently on vacation with her family in the Hamptons.
There’s no confirmation that she’s been permanently replaced. She’s been trying to make as much use of the summer as she can. Kelly previously said she wanted to spend more time with her husband now that their kids are older. She admitted that the two haven’t been on a proper date in years.
Live With Kelly and Ryan plan to ramp up with more shows and celebrity guests in September 2022. So, Kelly Ripa wants to take advantage of the summer months. She’s enjoying her time in the Hamptons for now. It’s good to know that Kelly and Ryan are still on good terms.
Was “blindsided” by Michael Strahan’s news
An insider told Us Weekly that Kelly Ripa was “definitely blindsided” by the news. The mom of three saw the announcement as a “huge sign of disrespect.” Kelly felt like she was in the dark about his career move. When she returned to the show, the former soap star gave a speech about “respect in the workplace.”
“What transpired, though, over the course of a few days has been extraordinary in the sense that it started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace,” Kelly Ripa said.
Michael left the show for GMA four months earlier than he anticipated. In his interview with The New York Times, he admitted that his departure “could have been handled better.” Both of the co-hosts are now happier with their morning shows. They both moved on from the drama as well.
ABC production gave Michael an offer he couldn’t refuse. They also wanted him on the show as soon as possible. Michael and ABC tried to work with Kelly Ripa to make it as quick and painless as possible without burning any bridges. What are your thoughts on their behind-the-scenes drama? Sound off below in the comment section.
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