In the days following the announcement, more and more information about Ripa and Strahan’s off-screen relationship was revealed.
"He's been given a lot of opportunity, flexibility, when the others who have been working there longer don't get that kind of treatment."The source's comments alluded to Strahan's side gigs as host of "0,000 Pyramid" and analyst on "Fox NFL Sunday."See photos of Michael Strahan on "GMA": GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Local animal shelter dogs visit 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, March 23, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network.
In January, it was revealed Michael Strahan’s 27-year-old girlfriend had a criminal past.
According to police records, Kayla Quick was arrested twice: at 14 for disorderly conduct, and in 2005 for grand theft after allegedly breaking into her grandma’s home and stealing ,000 worth of jewels. The couple was inseparable while sipping cocktails. It all started when Strahan released a statement that he would be leaving “Live” and joining “Good Morning America” full-time in September.
She may have a criminal record, but Strahan’s girlfriend can rock a bikini. Prior to the move, he appeared frequently on the morning show as a correspondent.
However, the scandal could have been defused if ABC had just told his “Live” co-host, Kelly Ripa, about the shake-up.