Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Return to ‘Live!’

Kelly Ripa has finally returned to ‘Live!’ This morning the long-running host made her first appearance after she was blindsided by her cohost’s, Michael Strahan, decision to leave. “Our long national nightmare is over,” was Ripa’s choice of words. 

Ripa went on to say: I really — I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right. And let’s be honest, I know half of you called in sick to be here, so we get each other! In that time, I gained some perspective. I always speak from the heart. I didn’t want to come out here and just, like, say something I might regret. So what transpired though, over the course of a few days, has been extraordinary — in the sense that it started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace. (courtesy of CNN Money)

Kelly Ripa congratulated Michael and expressed how proud of him everyone else is. While it’s clear that he was just making a great business move, it’s also very clear that communication failed. But it seems that they are both happy, and hopefully they will both continue their success moving forward. Check out her return below:

Anyone else wondering how this show will play out till September?

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