A Planned Absence!
Today, rumors began swirling that Kelly Ripa had not shown up for work today at Live! With Kelly and Michael due to Michael Strahan announcing he was departing to Good Morning America. Now, US Weekly has confirmed that Ripa did not show up today due to a pre-planned vacation with her husband, Mark Consuelos. Read on for details.
Kelly Ripa Live Absence Due To Vacation
An insider told US that, “This was Kelly and Mark’s 20th anniversary trip. And it was planned for months.”
A show representative also told US that, “On tomorrow’s Live with Kelly and Michael, Erin Andrews will guest co-host with Michael Strahan. Friday’s show — which already was scheduled to pre-tape on Thursday — also will be co-hosted by Andrews. Kelly Ripa will be out on Friday and Monday for a previously-scheduled vacation.”
Tell us- are you surprised to learn that Ripa happened to have a pre-scheduled vacation at the same time as Strahan made this announcement? Sound off in the comments below.