Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are about as close as co-hosts can be, with the two stars knowing VERY intimate details about their personal lives … including which type of candy they prefer when it’s time to get hot and heavy. The revelation of the day was actually made behind the scenes of the popular morning show, “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan.” During a commercial break, Ripa made her co-host hot under the collar by letting everyone in on a little secret.
While Seacrest was across the stage being tended to by the crew, Ripa grabbed a nearby camera, along with a dish off a fall-themed table that was filled with Jolly Ranchers.
“A lot of people say, ‘Kelly, what is Ryan Seacrest like off-camera?” the morning host said with a devilish twinkle in her eye while grabbing the bowl of candy.
“This is what Ryan Seacrest used to make out with his girlfriend in grade school. He would have a watermelon Jolly Rancher in his mouth,” Ripa announced to the room.
“That’s true! a female voice could be heard screaming from off-camera” to the little-known fact about Seacrest.
Finally realizing what was going on from across the studio, Ryan Seacrest noticed the bowl of Jolly Ranchers and was amazed that his co-host remembered the little love tip from his early years.
“Oh I remember every word you’ve ever said to me,” Kelly Ripa said
She added, “That’s true, I remember every word. Unfortunately I have that weird disorder where I have total recall. I would like to forget but I just can’t.”
While Kelly Ripa’s revelation was pretty great, it kicked up a controversy among the morning show’s fines, especially those die-hard defenders of Ryan Seacrest.
“Kelly you talk way too much and you cut Ryan off all the time. Ryan your hair is awesome!” one fan wrote on Instagram in response to the video.
That person was quickly shut down by others who declared the duo is “perfect” together on-air … but fans were clearly divided.
One thing they COULD agree on — Kelly looked fabulous in her Adam Lippes designer dress that was cinched at the waist with a tiny pink belt.
Kelly Ripa’s ribbing of her co-host comes on the heels of Ryan Seacrest dishing out some of his own sass during a late-night snack while watching college football. The other week, Seacrest was watching his beloved Georgia Bulldogs and enjoying some chicken wings when he tweeted out:
“Halftime – traditional wings for the win! Are you a fan @kellyripa?” Seacrest captioned his scrumptious looking platter of chicken wings.
He also included the hashtag, “#meatonthebones,” which immediately drew the attention of the recently-turned 50-year-old star.
“Wait. Did you tag me with meat on the bone?” Ripa responded to her co-host as the star has discussed her disdain for eating meat, let alone meat directly from a bone.
Gotta keep worklife interesting during these uncertain times!