A spokesperson for ABC shot down claims that anyone at the network was 'livid,' pointing out that Strahan's story got its own segment on the program the week that it hit newsstands.
That segment did not however mention Strahan's comments about Ripa or Live The source also said that the team at Good Morning America was also less than thrilled with the Strahan story.'They think it looks like he came in with his own agenda - which is himself,' said the source.'It is just clear that he is always trying to blame everyone but himself for what happened when in fact he is the one who said on Live two years ago that he would never leave the show and wasn't going anywhere.'Ripa made it clear she was angry with both the network and Strahan when she learned he was leaving the show for Good Morning America on April 19 only an hour before it was publicly announced.
After rumors began to fly about a possible feud and insider said: 'The only disagreement on set was over who was going to win the Super Bowl.
The two then joked about how Strahan, like the Williams sisters continued his career into his mid-thirties and noted how 'dapper' Rinaldi looked in his suit before the show went to commercial break.
It was right before that Big Board segment when photos were taken that showed Roberts gesturing towards Rinaldi while Strahan stood by her side.
A little less than a year after his hasty exit from Live With Kelly, Michael Strahan is reportedly at odds with yet another of his early morning co-hosts.
The popular ABC personality and longtime Good Morning America host Robin Roberts are rumored to be feuding after photos emerged of the pair having what looked to be a heated argument on the morning of January 26 while on the set of their show.
The day the photos were taken was perhaps the biggest news day of the year to date at the show, which started off the morning by airing exclusive footage from World News Tonight anchor David Muir's exclusive sitdown with President Donald Trump.
It was the newly inaugurated commander-in-chief's first network interview of his presidency.The show that day also focused on the news that television icon Mary Tyler Moore had passed away one day prior.Then came Rinaldi's segment on the program about the Williams sisters showdown in Melbourne, with the two both having won their semifinal matches in the Australian Open shortly before airtime to set up a meeting in the finals of the Grand Slam event.But the rumor turns out to be just that, with multiple people who have knowledge of the situation telling Daily that the pictures in question show Strahan and Roberts in an animated conversation about sports with ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi, a guest on the program that morning.The exact nature of the talk is not known, but the three were likely discussing the news coming out of Australia just hours prior that Venus and Serena Williams would be meeting in their first Grand Slam final in eight years.Strahan introduced Rinaldi, who broke down the story as Roberts and her retired football player co-host both excitedly talked about the news on air.