After skipping Wednesday and Thursday's tapings, ET has confirmed that Ripa is expected to return to the ABC daytime talk show on Tuesday alongside her co-host, Michael Strahan. She took the brief hiatus following last Tuesday's surprising announcement that Michael Strahan would be leaving in September to take on a full-time gig at Good Morning America.
ET has also confirmed that on Friday night, she sent an email to the Live! staff in appreciation of their support.
"(Sorry for this late Friday night email). I wanted to thank you all for giving me the time to process this new information," Ripa's letter read. "Your kindness, support and love has overwhelmed me. We are a family and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning. Love, Kelly."
The news comes just one day after a source told ET that Ripa was giving her Live! co-workers "radio-silence," with many questioning whether or not she'd be willing to sit next to Strahan again. In fact, another source revealed that Ripa, 45, felt "betrayed" after being blindsided by the news of Strahan's departure.
"She put her neck out for Michael to be a part of the show four years ago," the latter source told ET. "She is actually miserable with the show, has been for a while now...They have not [been] getting along that well recently, but this [takes] the cake."