Kelly Ripa clicking her gold high heels and in a slinky, waist-flaunting dress today proved one thing – the 50-year-old “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host isn’t fussed over comments regarding her weight, and she’s looking better than ever since hitting the big FIVE-OH on October 2. On Thursday, “Live!” posted its usual video of Kelly and 45-year-old co-host Ryan Seacrest making their way onto the set, with the footage coming shortly after fans expressed concerns for pint-sized Kelly’s weight. Check it out below.
Scroll for the video. Kelly first made weight-related headlines last month after a fan told the former “All My Children” actress she “needs a sandwich” in a backstage video. Things ramped up further, though, when Kelly posted a 2017 throwback of her pantless and gold-adorned “Wonder Woman” Halloween outfit.
Fans seeing the picture called Kelly “too skinny,” telling her to “eat something,” with one writing: “Kelly you are adorable but I know one day we will read about your battle with food.”
Keep scrolling for the video. Kelly’s look today, a classic winner, showed her tiny waist and slender frame swathed by a short-sleeved black midi dress, which Kelly stylishly accessorized with sky-high gold stilettos. The star, fresh from celebrating her 30-year Walt Disney Co. anniversary as she shouted out her “All My Children” past, was on full form, even chatting with the backstage coffee crew.
Kelly appeared with a giant cake yesterday as she reunited with her former co-stars. No evidence that she ate it, but scroll for her food diary after the video.
Earlier this year, Kelly was asked to keep a food diary by Harper’s Bazaar. The blonde let fans know she kicks off the day with oatmeal, almond butter, and sliced apples, with lunches often being a “microfoods” salad. Kelly then gave a giant shoutout to what she called the 2015-2017 avocado on toast “trend.”
“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.”
Kelly, who now sees a NYC park bench with her name on it as she honors 30 years with Walt Disney, has been big-time celebrating her partnership with the media company. The “Hope & Faith” alum posed confidently on-set with “American Idol” host Ryan on Wednesday, even holding up a glass of champagne.
A caption from “Live!” congratulated Kelly, reading: “Thanks @lukevincentini for the incredible cake!!! Happy 30th Anniversary with @Disney!”
Elsewhere, Kelly has made headlines for husband Mark Consuelos’ penis drama. Scroll for that.