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Its true everyone, Kelly Ripa is refusing to come back to Live with Kelly and Michael for the next few days at least. The blonde beauty is said to be headed to the Caribbean for a few days ( according to her rep it was a “previously-scheduled vacation” for a 20th anniversary trip with husband Mark Consuelos). And Kelly was reportedly going to be off Thursday and Friday…she just took off earlier. But another source claims Kelly “threatened to not come back until Michael leaves,” but a Tweet says Kelly won’t be back until at least Tuesday. Erin Andrews and Shay Mitchell will be filling in for Kelly for the next few days.
Kelly is said to be furious after being blindsided by Strahan’s departure for a full-time Good Morning America gig. A source tells People Kelly Ripa feels “hurt” and “betrayed” by Strahan for not be told beforehand of his departure. BUt Kelly isn’t going anywhere...she’s got a contract with Live!…she’s just upset! One source telling TMZ”She makes a lot of money, but she spends a lot of money, and so does he.” He being hubby Mark.
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