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Michael Strahan is keeping up his fitness routine amid his reported drama with his Live! With Kelly...

Michael Strahan Hits the Gym With Girlfriend, Skips Red Carpet Event Amid 'Live!' Drama – See the Pic

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Michael Strahan is keeping up his fitness routine amid his reported drama with his Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host, Kelly Ripa.

The 44-year-old former NFL pro was spotted hitting the gym with his girlfriend, 27-year-old Kayla Quick, in New York City at around noon on Wednesday, both showing off their impressive physiques in tight workout clothes. Quick, who flaunted her flawless bikini bod in March when the couple took a vacation to St. Barts, has been dating Strahan for over a year.

Later that evening, Strahan was a no-show at the Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, which he was scheduled to host alongside chef Mario Batali. Strahan did send a video message, though he offered no explanation for skipping the event.

"Well, actually folks, I wish I could be there as originally planned for this fantastic evening. I love it," he said. "I think it is one of the best evenings in all of New York. ... Let's make this night a night to remember and one that will make a huge impact for New Yorkers in need. You know what, you got to help others. That's why you're all there and that's why we're all here on this planet."

Strahan has been hosting Live! sans Ripa for the past two days, and will do so up until at least next Tuesday, after his co-host took an unplanned day off on Wednesday -- a day after he announced that he was leaving the show to go full-time at Good Morning America. A source told ET that the mother-of-three felt "blindsided" by Strahan's big move, and "is pissed" because she didn't know about Strahan's GMA deal until after shooting Tuesday's episode of Live!. The news broke the very same day.

Strahan did address the elephant in the room during the taping on Wednesday, after Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer had to fill in for Ripa at the last minute.

"Michael said during the break that it was 'a hard day' for everyone," a source told ET. "Michael was positive, professional and graceful throughout the shooting."

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