Kelly Ripa can always be relied on for a little humor. The “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host delivered plenty as she appeared on the series’ Instagram on Friday – while the video was largely dedicated to Kelly’s chic Gucci pants outfit, the 49-year-old did manage to squeeze in an unusual accessory. She also threw out a mention of “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B.
The video kicked off with Kelly seen backstage on her show. Kelly was standing on-set and showing off a giant red pair of tentacle-like hands – the humor just fell out of her mouth.
Check out the video below.
Kelly’s message was brief.
“I went to Cardi B’s manicurist,” she joked, herself appearing to crack up.
The video then switched to the backstage dressing room that forms the setting for Kelly’s regular “outfit of the day” videos. Kelly was once again seen wearing the red and elongated finger accessories. Co-host Ryan Seacrest then entered, with Kelly saying:
“Welcome to my lair.”
Ryan? He seemed to make a swift exit, although he did return, with Kelly hugging the “American Idol” host.
Ryan did mention “calamari,” with Kelly then looking wickedly at the camera to announce her co-host was having a “10-finger massage.” Kelly had hugged Ryan with a major display of her “tentacle” hands.
The rest of the video saw Kelly sans tentacle hands. The blonde was showcasing her super-stylish and all-black outfit – “the Gucc” got mentioned as Kelly was seen in her much-adored Gucci. The star wore a tapered pair of pants from the Italian designer, plus a matching Ba&sh sweater with a peep-hole back detail.
Videos from Kelly’s backstage outfit tours have been humorous of late – just last week, Kelly admitted to not having “regular” body proportions.
“I believe that on a regular-armed person, this is a short-sleeved dress, but on me… it’s a three-quarter sleeve,” she said.
The outfits may be high-end from Kelly’s daytime appearances, but not everything about the former “All My Children” actress comes with a designer price tag. Kelly recently opened up to NY Mag about her must-have products, revealing that she’s been purchasing Dove soap ($4 on Amazon) for 22 years.
“Even if I’m staying in the most luxurious hotel that gives you all the fancy soaps and shampoos, I bring my own bar of Dove soap. It just sets my mind right. It’s the best,” she told the magazine.
Engagement on the “Live!” Instagram isn’t quite what it is over on Kelly’s own Instagram, but the series has its fans. Plenty commented on the video – clearly, they’d picked up on the tentacles.
“Tentacle Massage, lol! ??,” one fan wrote.
“Ryan reaaally enjoyed the Tentacles,” another said.
“?Love your personality!! We should all wear those would never need a manicure save a ton ! ??♀️,” a third added.
Cardi may have ranted that it costs a lot to “maintain us women” back in 2018, but the “Please Me” rapper appears to have kept up the glam – complete with the claw-like nails.