The dust has finally settled between ABC, Michael Strahan, and Kelly Ripa following Michael’s abrupt exit from ‘Live’ earlier this year — but a new interview is stirring things up again.
Michael Strahan covers the latest issue of People, and in the mag he talks about Kelly and the whole debacle. ABC execs aren’t too thrilled.
via Page Six:
“They are pissed at him for mentioning Kelly Ripa in his interview. Big surprise there,” said a source. “They thought he was over it, and here he is rehashing it. It’s sort of obvious they wouldn’t be happy .?.?. Everyone thought he’d moved on.”
Strahan told the mag he’s no longer friends with Ripa after his move from “Live” to “Good Morning America.”
“At one point I think we were friends. I don’t know what happened at the end,” he said.
An ABC rep dismissed it as “old gossip.”
Strahan’s cover was short-lived after People rushed to print a big Brangelina divorce story days after Strahan’s issue hit stands.
Considering Michael’s exit from ‘Live’ was a major part of his 2016, how could anyone expect him NOT to talk about it?