Kelly Ripa Brings Up Michael Strahan’s Divorces On “Live” – WATCH VIDEO
As fans of the show know, each broadcast typically begins with the two discussing news topics as they playfully banter. While it’s up to the co-hosts to figure out how to segue from subject to subject, Strahan didn’t seem to appreciate one of Ripa’s choices this morning. “There’s a great article in the paper, and I want to get your take on it ’cause I don’t have a take on it, but I want yours. So you’ve gotten divorced,” Ripa said.
The comment, which Ripa made just days after her 20th wedding anniversary, seemed to leave Strahan taken aback. He turned to stare straight into the camera before making a face that captured his surprise and discomfort. The former NFL star has had two failed marriages and, of course, is going through a very bad professional breakup with Ripa right now.
The effects of that are playing out for all to see. Many viewers on social media have commented on a noticeable change in chemistry since last week’s surprise announcement that Strahan is leaving the show. And on Thursday’s episode, Ripa made a pointed reference to her future with the program.
As Gossip Cop reported, the co-hosts were introduced to an armadillo that shrieks to ward off predators. Ripa quipped, “I want to take him into contract negotiations with me!” Strahan stayed straight-faced as she broke into laughter. Now, with his departure date still two weeks away, there could be quite a few more awkward moments to come. Watch the new video below.