On Tuesday, when Michael Strahan announced that he would be leaving Live with Kelly and Michael to take a job at Good Morning America, there were certainly quite a few feelings!
Kelly Ripa was obviously pretty upset about the former NFL player’s exit seeing as how she had NO idea it was happening, but thankfully she has quite a few celebs who have her back like Oprah Winfrey and even most recently Regis Philbin!
Despite the former soap opera star’s famous friends backing her, the talk show host is apparently so distraught by ABC and Disney going over her head and not notifying her of the change, that she canceled her and Mark Consuelos‘ 20th Anniversary vacation to Turks and Caicos this weekend!
Seeing how Ripa is obviously quite angry and disturbed by the events, you would think that Strahan might have tried to reach out to her by now to patch things up — but apparently that’s not the case!
A source close to E! News revealed that the cohosts have NOT spoken since the ABC executive meeting on Tuesday when the blonde beauty learned of Strahan’s exit! The insider went on to dish that Michael:
“has no bad blood towards her at this point and is looking forward to start his new chapter with his new team.”
Of course the former football player has publicly addressed his departure and even thanked and praised his cohost who stood by him for four years, but we sense there’s something more going on! We wouldn’t be surprised if those rumors of Michael and Kelly not getting along are true!
As for the 45-year-old’s boycott of the show following her costar’s big announcement, we may not know how long it will last as she stands to lose A TON of money if she leaves, but we do know that the crew is pretty pissed!
Apparently a lot of the crew members at Live are pissed at Kelly because they feel she’s jeopardizing their jobs by refusing to show up!
Sources close to the production have said that executives at ABC are considering either canceling the show, or possibly moving it to a later hour to try and add a THIRD hour of Good Morning America. It’s also said that the longer Kel stays gone, the more it could hurt the show and put a lot of people out of jobs!
Don’t worry though as the mother of three is reportedly pretty well liked by the crew, they just don’t agree with the fit she’s throwing and are worried about their jobs!
[Image via ABC.]