Tell us how you really feel, Kelly Ripa! The Live! host slammed Michael Strahan yet again in her first interview since her co-host announced he was leaving the show. Click through to find out what she said, plus her worst jabs since the feud began.
“I get the desire to move people to other places where they are needed. I get it,” the 45-year-old told People magazine. “We’re excited for Michael. He wanted that job and it’s great for him. However, what nobody considered is there’s a whole other group of people that it really impacts.”
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The former actress went on to say that “there are a lot of people at the show who count on their jobs” that felt their employment was in jeopardy on Live! With Kelly & Michael following his move. “In that moment,” she added, “there were people looking at me, saying, ‘Tell us this is going to be ok. Are we going to be okay?”
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Of course, this wasn’t her first dig at Strahan before he leaves for Good Morning America. Sources told In Touch that “Kelly is making life unbearable for Michael” in his final days.
According to a report, Kelly asked that Michael not receive a week-long celebration for his send-off because “he hasn’t earned it.”
Kelly got a nasty dig in on April 29 when she brought up his divorces, which Strahan reportedly does not like to address.
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Off-screen, Ripa reportedly even “told the makeup team that Michael is no longer allowed in the [shared] makeup room at all. Period.”
Known to be quite the diva, Kelly refuses taking pictures with Michael, too, according to one report where a fan asked them for a selfie, and she demanded to take “two separate selfies.”