Kelly Ripa Throws Shade at Michael Strahan With On-Air Divorce Dig

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan feud

Just days after Kelly Ripa’s awkward return to ‘Live With Kelly & Michael,’ things have taken a turn for the more awkward!

During Friday’s broadcast of the morning show, Kelly took a clear dig at her soon-to-be-former co-host Michael Strahan over his past divorces.

The shade occurred as Kelly was to segway into a topic about divorced couples. She stated: “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. But I want yours. So you’ve gotten divorced …” Ouch!

Michael looked visibly stunned at the mention of the word “divorce” as he was unable to hide the look of both shock and annoyance on his face.

Things have been nothing short of messy for the two co-hosts following the announcement that Michael would be departing the show for a full time gig at Good Morning America. Kelly took issue with the fact that she wasn’t given a heads up about the announcement, and then came reports that the two hate each other and haven’t gotten along for years.


Unbeknownst to many, Michael, 44, is actually twice-divorced having been married to Wanda Hutchins from 1992 to 1996 and Jean Muggli from 1999 to 2006, which ended in a nasty & public breakup. He has two children with each woman.