Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan ‘$100,000 Pyramid’ Jealousy Story Is Made Up

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By Andrew Shuster |

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A bogus new webloid report alleges Kelly Ripa is angry about the success of Michael Strahan’s game show, “The $100,000 Pyramid,” but this tale of resentment and jealousy is entirely made-up. Gossip Cop can exclusively reveal the truth about the situation.

Tensions arose between the former “Live” co-hosts last year when he left their morning talk show to become an anchor on “Good Morning America,” but the friction has since been resolved. Following his “Live” departure, Strahan was also hired to host a revival of the classic ABC game show “Pyramid,” which pairs up a contestant and celebrity partner for a word-association game. The revamped show was well-received and will return for a second season in June.

Celeb Dirty Laundry, however, purports in a new article that Ripa is “seething” over Strahan’s hit game show because she’s still intensely bitter about him leaving “Live.” Without a single source to back up its phony claim, the site says Ripa feels “even more slighted than she did before” because the former NFL player has found success with yet another TV show.

But despite CDL’s insistence on rehashing an old and settled feud, Gossip Cop is exclusively told by a reliable source close to the situation that Ripa isn’t at all upset about her former colleague’s game show. In fact, as Gossip Cop previously reported, Ripa was asked to appear on “$100,000 Pyramid” last season, but couldn’t due a scheduling conflict. We were also told at the time that she “has an open invitation” to be a celebrity contestant on the upcoming season.

Additionally, CDL has published a number of fake news stories surrounding the former co-hosts. Gossip Cop previously busted the webloid after it wrongly reported Ripa was hoping Strahan quits “GMA.” We also called out the site for falsely claiming “Live with Kelly” is in danger of cancellation because Ripa can’t find a replacement for Strahan.

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