The Live! Drama Continues: Kelly Ripa 'Is Not on Good Terms' with Show's Producer Michael Gelman, Says Source
brightcove.createExperiences(); Kelly Ripa is still reeling from the news that her Live! cohost Michael Strahan is leaving their morning talk show for Good Morning America – but it seems Strahan isn’t the only coworker Ripa is having issues with.
“Kelly is actually is not on good terms with Gelman,” an industry source tells PEOPLE of Ripa and the show’s longtime producer Michael Gelman, who is often referred to by only his last name.
The source says Ripa and Gelman “haven’t gotten along for years” because of the way the producer treats her.
“Gelman doesn’t treat Michael bad and doesn’t talk to him the way he talks to Kelly,” says the source. “Michael had become the go-between for them, so that’s part of why Kelly is really pissed Michael is leaving.”
With Ripa being a no-show for Wednesday’s live taping, the source says producers “don’t know when she is going to return as of now.”
Live! With Kelly and Michael airs weekdays (check local listings).