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Originally posted 04/30/2016 08:30AM
The TV host loves her dress so much, she even wears it as a beach cover-up
Originally posted 04/27/2016 09:15AM
The countdown to Strahan's last day as co-host to Kelly Ripa has begun after the pair reunited on Tuesday morning's Live! for the first time since Strahan's bombshell announcement last week that he is leaving the morning talk show. Then on Tuesday afternoon, news broke that he will actually step down much earlier than expected – his last show will be May 13, four month earlier than previously announced.
Ripa, 45, and Strahan, 44, who walked out together holding hands, took a seat behind the co-hosting desk Wednesday morning but didn't address the news, instead jumping straight into the hot discussion topics of the day.
Originally posted 04/26/2016 04:35PM
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Originally posted 04/26/2016 04:35PM
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Originally posted 04/26/2016 01:55PM
Kelly Ripa made her much-anticipated return to Live! With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday a week after co-host Michael Strahan announced his plans to leave the show – and Bellamy Young was there to watch it all unfold.
The Scandal star was the first guest on the morning talk show, following what she later called Ripa's "détente" during an appearance on Jenny McCarthy's Dirty, Sexy, Funny SiriusXM radio show.
Of the vibe at the morning show following a dramatic week, Young said, "They were tense, bless their hearts."
Michael Strahan to Step Down from Live! on May 13 – Four Months Earlier Than Announced – as Kelly Ripa Makes Her Return
Originally posted 04/26/2016 12:00PM
Michael Strahan will be stepping down from his role as co-host of Live! early, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
"May 13 is his last show," a source tells PEOPLE. "He'll take the summer off and GMA can integrate him early before September, and this will give Live! more time to find the co-host. He's totally fine with that. Now he can enjoy his summer."
Kelly Ripa Is 'Glad to Get the Drama Behind Her' as She Returns to Live! After Tense, Weeklong Absence
Originally posted 04/26/2016 10:10AM
Returning to the Live! stage alongside her co-host Michael Strahan on Tuesday, Kelly Ripa joked that "our long national nightmare is over."
And a source tells PEOPLE she's hoping her return, after a tense, weeklong absence – which began after the star, 45, was "blindsided" by the news that Strahan would be leaving to co-host Good Morning America – will put an end to the drama and tension.
"Kelly was glad to be getting the drama behind her," says a source.
Kelly Ripa Says Live! Drama Opened Up a Conversation About 'Respect in the Workplace' – Read Her Full Speech
Originally posted 04/26/2016 10:00AM
Kelly Ripa returned to Live! one week after the bombshell announcement that her co-host Michael Strahan will be leaving the show in September for a full-time gig at Good Morning America.
In a defiant speech that earned a standing ovation, she assured fans that Live! "is a priority" for the network (despite speculation that it might be on the chopping block in a move to bolster GMA). She also noted that she's "earned the right" to take some time away from the transitional drama to gather her thoughts. She concluded that she's "thrilled" for Strahan, who, for his part, called her the "queen of morning television."
Read Ripa's full remarks, and Strahan's own on-air response, below.
Defiant Kelly Ripa Gets Standing Ovation as She Returns to Live! After Michael Strahan Drama: 'Our Long National Nightmare Is Over'
Originally posted 04/26/2016 09:00AM
Kelly Ripa is back!
The star returned to Live! With Kelly and Michael Tuesday, taking a seat at the co-hosting desk with Michael Strahan for the first time since he announced he was leaving the morning talk show last week.
Katie Couric on Kelly Ripa: 'Frankly, I Think She Maybe Didn't Feel as Included as She Should Have' Before Michael Strahan Blindside
Originally posted 04/25/2016 05:00PM
Katie Couric understands the high-pressure world of morning TV news – and she has some thoughts on the drama surrounding Michael Strahan's upcoming departure from Live! with Kelly and Michael.
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