The buck stops here -- at least as far as going beyond a divorce is concerned.
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Kelly Ripa is taking a mental vacation day — and we don't blame her!
Yesterday, ABC News revealed that Michael Strahan would be quitting Live With Kelly and Michael for a full time position on Good Morning America.
And when the former NFL star made the official announcement on Wednesday's Live, he did so alongside Ana Gasteyer — because his cohost of four years didn't show up for work!
Inside sources told TMZ that Kelly decided to skip out on the show shortly after she found out Strahan was switching teams — which she was "stunned and upset" to learn after Tuesday's show.
The perky blonde reportedly feels disrespected and humiliated that she wasn't told ahead of time, and this absence could just be the first of many!
Even though the Live team is furious at Disney and CEO Bob Iger leaving them in the dark over the secret transition, Strahan made light of the move on Wednesday's show with the Saturday Night Live alum.
As for Ripa, we hope she milks this into a nice long vacation — girl deserves it after going through all this drama!
Ch-ch-check out the clip (below) to hear Strahan's awkward Ripa-less announcement to the audience!
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