Not that there weren’t tensions.
Strahan famously left their daytime to communicate current “Live! with Kelly and Michael” in 2016 for a gig with “Good Morning America.” Ripa complained she was the ultimate to find out about his deliberate departure.
Now the earlier NFL participant turned TV host is talking a bit about what he joked was an “experience.”
“I learned so much from Kelly, so much from Michael Gelman (the show’s longtime executive producer),” Strahan acknowledged. “When it was time to go, it was time to go. Certain things that were going on behind the scenes just caught up.”
He moreover talked about the selfishness he saw in every expert sports activity and dealing on television.
Strahan beforehand carried out with the New York Giants.
“In sports, you can put as many great players as you want on a team, but if one guy out there is worried about himself, it will not work,” Strahan acknowledged. “Then on television, I’ve had jobs where I got there and felt like: Wow, I didn’t know I was supposed to be a sidekick. I thought I was coming here to be a partner.”
Strahan acknowledged he tried to have conferences with Ripa in regards to the issues occurring behind the scenes.
“We met a few times, and that was fine,” he acknowledged. “But then eventually she said she didn’t need to meet. Can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to do.”
He admitted that his exit perhaps wasn’t dealt with top-of-the-line methods.
“I didn’t wake up and say, ‘I want a job at ‘G.M.A.’ I was asked to do it by the people who run the network,” Strahan acknowledged. “It was really not a choice. It was a request.”
Strahan acknowledged all the factor was “treated as if I was the guy who walked in and said, ‘I’m leaving.'”
“That part was totally misconstrued, mishandled in every way,” he acknowledged. “People who should have handled it better have all apologized, but a lot of the damage had already been done.”
But Strahan acknowledged he saved a particular angle about it.
“For me, it was like: Move on. Success is the best thing,” he acknowledged. “Just keep on moving.”
The current is now “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which Ripa cohosts with Ryan Seacrest.
A rep for Ripa declined to comment.