Micheal Strahan, an NFL player turned television personality, stunned fans last year when he announced that he was leaving ABC’s “Live! With Kelly and Micheal.”
Strahan co-hosted the show alongside Kelly Ripa for four years before making the announcement, which allegedly caught Ripa by surprise.Mark Davis/Getty Images
According to earlier reports, the co-host claimed that she hadn’t been warned of his departure in advance. But Strahan said that wasn’t the whole story:
“The most disappointing thing to me was that I was painted as the bad guy, because I value the way I carry myself. I don’t want people to see me as ‘Oh, he just ran out, just left them there.’ That’s just not true.”
Strahan eventually made the move to “Good Morning America,” where he has been acting as host since September.
The former NFL player is known for his humorous and honest personality, and it seems to be fitting for his new role on the morning show.
And on Tuesday, he let that honesty shine during an interview with guest expert Dr. Jennifer Ashton, the show’s chief women’s health contributor.Screenshot/GMA
The doctor stopped by “GMA” to discuss a new study about babies sleeping in separate rooms from their parents.
But the conversation quickly veered another direction when Dr. Ashton mentioned something personal about her own family. She told Strahan:
“I had two children, one slept alone in their own room from 11 weeks of age. One just got out of the bed around 14 or 15. I think by college most people are able to sleep by themselves.”
A bewildered Strahan then asked Dr. Ashton:
“One of them got out of the bed at around 14 or 15 years old?”
After an awkward pause between the two, Strahan told the doctor:
“We’re going to have to do another study just on you, Doc!”
Dr. Ashton quickly tried to change the subject after laughing off the joke. But Strahan wasn’t quite ready to let it go.Screenshot/GMA
As he wrapped up the interview, Strahan said that he just couldn’t shake the idea that Dr. Ashton’s teen slept in her bedroom. He said:
“Alright, 14 or 15…I can’t get that out of my mind.”
Though it’s unclear why the teen spent so much time sleeping in Dr. Ashton’s room, she’ll likely keep that story under wraps from now on.