Kelly Ripa has broken her silence...sort of.
The Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host has yet to publicly comment on Michael Strahan's exit from the morning show to join Good Morning America full-time. A source previously told E! News that she was "livid" after learning of her co-host's departure just moments before news was made public Tuesday, saying, "It wasn't pretty." Ripa opted to skip Wednesday's show, so Ana Gasteyer filled in for her.
Ripa stayed under the radar for the remainder of the day. Strahan, meanwhile, was supposed to host the Food Bank of New York City Can Do Awards that night, but he backed out at the last minute; he apologized for his absence via a recorded video message. Towards the end of the event, guests bid on a dinner with Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan and Mike Meyers, prepared by chef Mario Batali. "I promise Michael Strahan will be there with Kelly. It will be their first encounter," Ansari joked. Batali added, "Kelly will be there, but Michael Strahan may or may not come."