Kelly Ripa has been dropping Instagram’s jaw. The “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” host is 49 years old, but fans would likely argue that this television face looks nowhere near her age.
Earlier today, Kelly updated her account to wish co-host Ryan Seacrest a happy birthday. Two snaps of the stars together appeared, with Kelly nothing short of wowing in a super-tight, super-slinky black satin dress with long sleeves. The first snap showed Kelly to the right of Ryan, with him looking dapper in a black-and-white tux.
A quick swipe to the right showed the two co-hosts in the same stage setting, although the camera had snapped the pair from behind.
It looks like Kelly from the back is just as good as Kelly from the front. The mother of three’s gym-honed back was visible here via a sexy sheer panel, with her killer legs also making more of an appearance – Kelly was wearing dagger-high and black stilettos.
A caption took Christmas into account.
“Happy Birthday to the GOAT! In honor of @ryanseacrest were going to go to church, have the feast of the seven fishes, bake cookies and wait for a man in a red suit to break into our house! ???♥️❄️☃️?????”
Fans have been going nuts. Seacrest’s birthday definitely wasn’t ignored – the comments section is full of good wishes for the 45-year-old – but Kelly’s sexy dress and killer body were getting mentions all over.
“You’ve never looked better,” one fan wrote.
“That dress is everything,” another said.
“WOW Kelly looks awesome,” saw one fan need caps.
A comment came in from Kim Kardashian‘s makeup artist, Ariel Tejada: Makeup by Mario said it was a “whole look on you.”
“It took several hours,” Kelly replied with an alien emoji.
Kelly may attract the attention of Kim K’s makeup artist, but she’s no Kardashian in the following department: the much-loved blonde comes armed with 2.6 million Instagram followers (Kim is at an eye-watering 154 million).
Still, Kelly’s fanbase is one of the most dedicated around, and they turned out in full force with the likes today.
Over 50,000 likes were left in the space of seven hours, with Kelly’s post also getting a like from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna.
The social media updates may show glam, but it’s a hard grind for this morning show host. Speaking to The Cut in January 2019, Kelly revealed how her day kicks off.
“I wake up around 5:30 or 6 o’clock in the morning and start thinking of stories for our Host Chat segment that day — the silly, mundane, ridiculous stories like “You should have three cups of coffee a day to make you live longer!” Then I shower and wake up my kids.”
“The Cut” got a whole section on Kelly’s coffee. The star has been spotted with her much-loved Starbucks, so unsurprising that the famous coffee chain got a mention.
“I make a “Bullet Coffee” at home in the morning — it’s coffee, two shots of espresso and a tablespoon of ghee and then a packet of collagen powder. Ryan’s girlfriend got me hooked on it and I just sort of believe that if I drink it every day, my hair will be as thick as hers. Then I blend it all together and have this frosty thick beverage. I have a Starbucks latte when I get to Live. Then I will have a half a coffee after the show wraps.”