Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are walked on set ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’ smiling and holding hands.

Kelly immediately addressed the controversy around Michael’s impending move to ‘Good Morning America.’

“I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. And after 26 years with this company, I earned it,” she said.

In case you missed it, Kelly reportedly found out about Michael’s departure when it hit the news wire. She addressed disrespect in the workplace and revealed, “Apologies have been made and the best thing to come out of this is that our parent company has assured me that live is a priority.”

Michael Strahan seemed relieved to be reunited with his co-host.

“I’m so happy you’re here,” he told her. “You brought me here and this show has been transforming for me and I know the show lives on because you are the queen of morning television.”

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