A year after joining Good Morning America, Alex Rodriguez has reportedly called it quits. The baseball star allegedly feuded with Michael Strahan on set and decided the gig was not worth the drama. How did everyone react to Rodriguez’s exit?
An inside source claims that A-Rod decided to leave GMA because of his beef with Strahan. While losing a star like A-Rod is rough, the cast and crew felt like there was not enough room for Strahan and A-Rod to co-exist on one show.
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With Strahan being one of the main hosts, it was only a matter of time before A-Rod moved on.
“They both have massive egos,” the insider dished. “Michael is seething that all anybody talks about is A-Rod.”
Luckily for Rodriguez, he is already moving on to other projects in the TV world, and his relationship with Jennifer Lopez seems to be getting stronger by the day.
Along with starring in his CNBC series, Back in the Game, the former Yankees star has made a few appearances on Today and actively analyzes baseball games for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
With so much on his plate, the source told Radar Online that A-Rod was finding it difficult to find time for GMA. He also had a hard time justifying the gig considering how he was only pulling $500,000 a year, which is not much for him.
A-Rod and Strahan have not commented on the rumors surrounding their feud.
Until A-Rod confirms his departure from GMA, he recently opened up about analyzing for ESPN and the upcoming postseason of baseball. A-Rod will finish his ESPN gig after the NL wild-card game before heading over to Fox to cover the remainder of the playoffs.
Despite his drama with Strahan, Alex Rodriguez was happy about covering baseball for the next month and seemed positive about his future in front of the cameras.