All better now? In the aftermath of Kelly Ripa’s epic meltdown over former colleague Michael Strahan’s sudden exit from Live, the outspoken hostess has reportedly been promoted to the daytime talk show’s executive producer.
According to Page Six, ABC execs gave Ripa, 45, the new gig to “make up for” Strahan’s dramatic departure in April.
As Radar readers know, the mother of three was so furious that neither Strahan, 44, nor producers clued her in on the former NFL player’s move to Good Morning America that she went on strike, refusing to host the show for days after the public announcement.
Though the co-hosts put on a united front toward the end of Strahan’s time on the show, Ripa was left fuming at the perceived slight, sources told Radar in the spring.
“She has gone rogue,” an insider said. “She doesn’t trust her bosses anymore, and is taking her career into her own hands.”
Months after the chaos, the network still hasn’t announced a permanent replacement for Strahan.
Most recently, former race car driver Jeff Gordon has been named as a possible co-host for Ripa.