Here's Why Michael Strahan Doesn't Speak to Kelly Ripa Anymore

Mar 15, 2019
01:48 P.M.

Michael Strahan, full-time anchor on “Good Morning America”, admits he is no longer in touch with co-host Kelly Ripa.


Kelly and Michael worked together for four years on the show “Live! With Kelly and Michael” and seemed to have a great friendship on camera. But when Strahan suddenly announced he was moving on to another show, things changed between the pair.


Ripa who had been with the show for 26 years, felt confused and “blindsided” by Michael. She shared the moments leading up to the announcement,

“Toward the end of it all, we didn’t really communicate that much. I kinda looked at it like, ‘It was what it was.’ I come from a business where you have to collaborate. The show was going well. We’re all winning. That’s all that matters to me.”


Strahan said that he wasn’t surprised at the way things turned out and that their friendship didn’t go back to the way it used to be after that. He explained,

“I learned through all that went down with that, you can’t convince people to like you.”


The pair enjoyed a successful run together winning two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Strahan acknowledges that he learned a lot from Ripa during the time they had together.


Ryan Seacrest has since joined Kelly as her co-host, while Michael’s GMA partner-in-crime is Sara Haines.


Last year, Haines surprised Michael with a tribute on his birthday by heading to Houston, Texas to chat with his parents.

She asked meaningful questions about “the day he was born” and “his role in the family,” to which a teary-eyed Strahan said,


“This was above and beyond anything I would ever imagine that anyone could ever do for me. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.”


A family man with four kids, two from his first wife and twin girls from his second wife, Strahan draws strength from his kids. He shares,

“I love being with the kids. To me, it’s all about family, now more than anything.”

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

George Stephanopoulos Proposed to Wife in 2 Weeks - He Is ‘Always Wrong’ & She Has a ‘Boyfriend'

February 03, 2022

Michael Bublé & Wife to Welcome 4th Baby Who May Be Their Last Child after 1st Son's Long Cancer Battle

May 20, 2022

At His Father’s Funeral, Son Sees His Late Dad’s Carbon Copy Watching from Afar — Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Michael J Fox Was ‘Isolating’ Himself From Wife of 34 Years & Kids - She Helped Him to Become Part Of Family Again

March 19, 2022

Michael Caine Saw His 'Extraordinary' 'Indian Wife' of 48 Years in a Commercial & Was Eager to Find Her

April 07, 2022

Inside Tom Bergeron's Marriage with Wife of 39 Years Who Helped Him with His Anger Management

April 14, 2022

Kelly Clarkson's Dad Wanted Kids at His Side When on His Deathbed – Kelly 'Did Not Show up,’ Claims Brother

March 17, 2022

Tamron Hall's Husband Who Was 'Stalking' Her Could Not 'Stop Crying Tears of Joy' When Welcoming Their Son

March 11, 2022

Lady Sees Portrait of Her Carbon Copy among Artist's Works, 'I Drew Her an Hour Ago,' He Says – Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

Guy Fieri’s Blue-Eyed Wife gave Him a ‘Mean Mug’ When They Met Yet He Already Knew She Is the One

February 23, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Called Her Life a ‘Dumpster’ after Split - She Has to Pay Millions to Ex after Messy Divorce

March 14, 2022

4 Friends Promise to Meet in 40 Years, 3 Men Show Up and Find Note Saying, 'I'm Not Coming' – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Twins Send Dad to Nursing Home, Learn He Left Inheritance to Janitor Who Is Their Carbon Copy – Story of the Day

February 13, 2022

Michael Weatherly's 'Difficult' Divorce from 1st Wife Made Him a Better Man despite Its Impact on His Son

April 16, 2022