Kelly Ripa is back with a vengeance.
The host returned to ‘Live!’ this week after a dramatic exit resulting from Michael Strahan’s announcement that he’s leaving the show for ‘Good Morning America.’
While the two have put on a united front for the cameras, it’s been revealed that the two don’t exactly get along behind-the-scenes.
The backstage tension might explain why Kelly took a slight dig at her co-host’s divorces during their show on Friday.
via Page Six:
During the opening host chat, Ripa took an apparent dig at her soon-to-be-departing co-host by telling him enthusiastically, “There’s a great article in the paper and I want to get your take on it because I don’t have a take on it. But I want yours. So you’ve gotten divorced …”
Strahan looked taken aback at the mention of the word “divorce” and his face contorted into one of apparent shock and annoyance.
Ripa then launched into a bit about a story in The Post on the trend of “birdnesting” — where children live in one home and their divorced parents rotate in and out every couple of days.
Needless to say, Strahan didn’t like the idea. He also quipped that his ex-wife has a bigger house than he does.
The twice-divorced former NFL star was married to Wanda Hutchins from 1992 to 1996 and Jean Muggli from 1999 to 2006, which ended in a bitter, very public way. He shares two children with each woman.
Just one look at Michael’s face after Kelly brought up his divorce and you can tell he was NOT feeling that.