And Kelly Ripa was not the only person at ABC angered by the move of Strahan to GMA, with multiple sources telling Daily at the time that Lara was 'furious' about the news.ABC sources said that Spencer had been effectively promised the main anchor role on the ABC flagship, but that was now in jeopardy.It was a difficult year for Lara in 2016, due in large part to the fact that she was forced to undergo hip surgery back in August.In an emotional GMA segment the host tearfully revealed that after endlessly delaying the procedure she would be getting a hip replacement, something which kept her out of her anchor chair for a month.'I waited for a long time before I did anything about it or told anyone because it’s an old person’s problem and I just couldn’t believe it,' said Lara.'There is no ignoring it at this point.Lara had dressed to impress for her big date on Thursday, choosing to wear a black long-sleeved mock-turtleneck mini-dress along with a pair of black suede over-the-knee boots.Prior to the meal the two spoke outside for a few minutes, while her date held her Chanel purse.'And another source said: 'What is most concerning is what this means for Lara.'She is a team player here at GMA, she always brings her A-Game every day and she genuinely enjoys working on the show.'When she signed her last contract, she was promised that she would one day be the main anchor.Michael's promotion effectively throws this out the window and she is beyond furious.
She then moved to The Insider in 2004, where she stayed for seven years as host until she was offered a spot on the popular ABC morning show.Another source echoed this, saying; 'Lara is furious and the fact that she hasn't congratulated Michael publicly says it all.'On this morning's show she just clapped and smiled when Robin and George discussed the news and she hasn't even mentioned it on her social media accounts unlike her other colleagues.'They added: 'This was done with no plan and people here at ABC are taking notice.'Sources close to network bosses however pushed back, saying that Spencer was not upset.'She, just like the rest of the Good Morning America team, is thrilled to have Michael joining the show,' the source said. She currently has 24 gallery links and 1 videos in her own Free Ones section.I just want to say anybody out there who suffers with chronic pain, I feel you.'She seemed happier than ever though when she made her return the next month, saying she was 'feeling great and 'walking unassisted.''Thank you all for your love and support and all of you guys who wrote to me,' said Lara, who also snuck in a 'hips don't lie' joke during her little speech.It was right at that same time that Michael Strahan joined GMA full time as one of the show's anchors, just months after his headline-grabbing exit from Live With Kelly & Michael.
Good Morning America host Lara Spencer's new mystery man has been revealed as millionaire Wall Street financier Rick Mc Vey.