Kelly Ripa wears 'freedom' jacket ahead of Michael Strahan's last day at 'Live!'

Kelly Ripa made quite the style statement ahead of Michael Strahan's last day on "Live! With Kelly and Michael."

On Thursday morning, the 45-year-old TV personality stepped out of her New York City apartment wearing a jacket with the word "Freedom" printed on the back.

Ripa's "Freedom" jacket comes after she was spotted carrying two telling books. Just days after Strahan's exit announcement, she stepped out with Malcolm Gladwell's book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." That next week, she sparked speculation that Anderson Cooper might be a frontrunner to replace Strahan when she carried the CNN reporter's new book, which he co-wrote with his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, "The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss."