Of course there has been all kinds of drama since then, including Kelly being ticked off at Michael, as well as the network for not letting her know ahead of time.
Sources told TMZ the former NFL player left the show because Ripa was jealous of Strahan’s popularity the athlete’s cohost was so mean that she was “bullying” her partner at times. But ANOTHER source refutes this, calling the idea of that a “joke.”
We HIGHLY doubt everything is back to being all good between Strahan and Ripa seeing as how she gave him the silent treatment only a few days ago. However, the studly athlete is doing his best to stay positive as he opened up about the Live drama:
“To me it’s a testament, not just to me, because as I said, everything is a team. It’s a testament to Live, from [producerMichael] Gelman to Kelly [Ripa], for them to say, ├óΓé¼╦£You are good enough to be here’ and then I go there, and I do well enough to get a job for two days at GMA and then they say, ├óΓé¼╦£Well, you know what, we really could use you here.’ It’s a team. It’s ABC. It’s a group. It’s a family.”
The Super Bowl winner went on to say:
“So for me, I don’t look at it as if I’m leaving one show in a lurch. I look at it as if, ├óΓé¼╦£You know what? I’m needed in this part of the family for now.’ ├óΓé¼┬ª I think it’s just unfortunate how everything seems to be for a lot of people outside, because everyone has an opinion, without understanding what’s going on and that’s why. ├óΓé¼┬ª You take the high road. If you argue with somebody who doesn’t know what they’re talking about and people see you arguing they don’t know who’s the fool.”
We may never know the truth about ALL the drama between Kel and Mike, but we’re happy to see the former New York Giants player doing his best to not fuel the fire!
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