Kelly Ripa is showing the haters they can hate. The “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host stomped her stiletto high heels all around the morning show set today, with backstage footage catching 50-year-old Kelly looking absolutely sensational. Kelly, pint-sized and in 2019 calling her body a “Peter Pan” one, sparked weight concerns just before Halloween, with a pantless “Wonder Woman” throwback from 2017 managing to cause worry despite the photo being three years old. Kelly, who has ignored the remarks, proved she’s on-form today. Check it out below.
Scroll for the Wednesday video. Kelly, largely in the news last month for her 50th birthday, husband’s penis drama, and co-host Ryan Seacrest’s COVID scare, first sparked weight worries before the Halloween snap – as The Blast reported, a fan told the blonde she “needs a sandwich” in a backstage moment.
The gold-adorned Halloween photo really brought out the worries, though. One fan called the former “All My Children” actress “too skinny,” with another saying: “Kelly you are adorable but I know one day we will read about your battle with food.”
Keep scrolling for the video. Kelly had also been told to “eat something,” and you can see what the mom of three eats further down. Today’s video showed Kelly and “American Idol” host Ryan making their way onto the “Live!” set, even stopping to chit-chat with a masked coffee crew member as Kelly mentioned Air Pods.
Kelly, kitted out in designer Tom Ford, looked incredible in a sweater-effect fuschia-pink dress getting super-tight with its pencil skirt finish. She also rocked electric-blue high heels.
Scroll for Kelly’s diet diary after the video.
Earlier this year, Kelly was asked to keep a food diary by Harper’s Bazaar. Almond butter oatmeal breakfasts and “microfood” salad lunches were mentioned, but one thing above all got noted.
“The avocado toast kick of 2015 to 2017 was two years where avocado toast was pretty much the foundation of my diet,” Kelly wrote.
“And I had it with just about every meal. Sometimes, I would fry an egg and add that on top. Sometimes, a piece of cheese would accompany the avocado toast. But the avocado toast was a real staple of my diet.”
More photos below, plus Kelly’s “Peter Pan” body!
Kelly, a former ballerina and last year breaking a Guinness World Record while joining in to get as many ballet dancers en pointe together as physically possible – she broke the record – has addressed her own body. In 2019, she told The Cut that she’s got “Peter Pan” body, no matter what she does.
“I’ve never been a va-va-voom woman. I like to take AKT — which is cardio-based dance classes — about four to five days a week between 3 and 5 p.m,” she said, adding that she loves to run in Central Park and hit up SoulCycle.