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Kelly Ripa with Joel McHale in the Tuesday episode of "Live!"

Kelly Ripa says she is used to people walking all over her after Michael Strahan drama

8 June 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan might have talked things through due to the unforeseen exit of the latter but the female host of “Live!” is not finished taking jabs at her former co-host as well as the network she works for.

Strahan has not been seen on “Live!” for almost a month now after his departure came much earlier than expected but Ripa seemingly still feels she has to talk about how much she felt betrayed. Ripa was absent on the morning show for a few days after Strahan announced the shocking news and she said during her comeback that she was taken aback with what transpired as ABC and Strahan did not let anyone know about their plan.

Strahan was to transfer to “Good Morning America” and was supposed to be on “Live!” until October. However, after Ripa came back on the show and maybe laid out some rules, Strahan exited the morning show for good.

Ripa has not found her new co-host yet but she has been with guests since Strahan’s departure. Just recently, Joel McHale joined her on the Tuesday episode of the show and the comedian asked if it was weird that people are walking on top of her right now. He was referencing the recent star of Ripa on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ripa then answered, "No. I've gotten used to that." She then started laughing and so did the audience as well as her guest co-host.

This is not the first time that Ripa talked about respect in the workplace as well as joked about the drama between her and Strahan . Before Strahan exited the show, Ripa joked about contract negotiations in one of the episodes, brought up the two divorces of the former NFL player, and wore a jacket that bore the word “Freedom.”

Ripa has been joined by co-hosts such as her husband Mark Consuelos , Andy Cohen, and Anderson Cooper.

In a recent interview, Ripa shared of having a co-host, "I like having a partner. I don't think it works otherwise. I need someone sitting next to me. We have to now find another great person, which is fun but challenging."