Kelly Ripa had the perfect sendoff for the week by addressing Michael Strahan’s divorces.
According to Page Six the feisty blonde of “Live!” brought up her soon-to-be co-host’s past … something he didn’t appear comfortable with.
During the opening host chat, Ripa seemed to take joy in drudging up a very personal topic for Strahan when she told him about an article in the paper she found interesting.
How Kelly Ripa surprised Michael Strahan on-air this morning: https://t.co/CtkwKWkwVz
— Page Six (@PageSix) April 29, 2016
“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,” Kelly said. “But I want yours. So you’ve gotten divorced …”
She wanted Michael’s “take” on the subject of “birdnesting,” a trend where children remain in one home and their divorced parents take turns living in the house to raise them.
Strahan displayed his displeasure at Ripa for pointing out his failed marriages.
Michael said he didn’t like the concept and joked that his ex-wives have larger houses than he does.
As the report notes, Strahan is twice-divorced. He was married to Wanda Hutchins from 1992 to 1996 and Jean Muggli from 1999 to 2006. His divorce from Muggli was messy and was made public. Strahan shares two children with each of his ex-wives.
As it stands, Michael Strahan will leave “Live!” on May 13 instead of in September. He’ll co-host “Good Morning America” starting this fall.
In other news, Kelly Ripa made a remark on the show Friday about contract negotiations when a small animal was featured on the show. She joked that it could help her during the process. Michael didn’t react to her words.
Do you think Kelly Ripa is going to get her digs in where she can with Michael Strahan and the ABC network before he leaves?