If you have been tuning in lately to “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, you have seen with all of us that there has been no Kelly.
And when it comes to the reason for that, Ryan Seacrest has filled us in that there may be a million reasons why Kelly Ripa has been away from the show.
‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Has Become An Institution Of Morning Talk
Back in 2017, Seacrest became the permanent co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan. Taking over the spot that was held by Michael Strahan, the ‘American Idol’ host joined Ripa to embark on a show that features the hosts diving into their personal lives and chatting with celebs and enjoying amazing musical performances and discussing all things pop culture. The Emmy Award winning show has been through many incarnations and different hosts as it was once hosted by Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford. For decades it has been the spot for viewers in the morning to get their fix of everything that is happening in the world and the world of entertainment.
The banter and how Seacrest and Ripa work off each other is always delightful, that is why when Kelly or Ryan joke to each other, you can tell that their intentions are alway genuine. That is why when Seacrest recently remarked about Ripa’s recent whereabouts, it had many people and Ripa almost laughing all the way to the bank.
Ryan Seacrest Jokes About Why Kelly Ripa Has Been Missing From ‘Live!’
So where in the world is Kelly Ripa? During the August 9th episode of the morning talk show, “Live with Kelly and Ryan”, Seacrest and guest host Katie Lowes were talking about of all things embroidered pillowcases where Lowes spoke on everyone’s feelings about the missing Ripa saying, “Kelly, we miss you. We got you a Consuelos one,” referring of course to Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos.
And instead of Seacrest adding to the conversation of missing his co-host, he instead joked, “I heard she won the lottery. She’s fine.” Which of course is funny and all, but where has Ripa been as of late? Well the answer is unfortunately for her not because she won the Mega Millions, it is instead because she is on vacation with her husband in the Hamptons. Still pretty cool right?
When it comes to vacations, Ripa talked about a previous trip back in July with her husband as she mentioned why it was so special saying, “This is our first vacation in 25 years without children and parents. … It’s usually us, with the kids or … kit and caboodle. So Mark and I were like, ‘What are we going to do without the kids?’ And the kids were like, ‘What are you going to do without us!? We’re your whole lives!’ And I was like, ‘Wrong again, kids.’”
It must of been great since they are doing it all again just a few weeks later. The couple who have been married since 1996 share three children, Michael, Joaquin and Lola, and as much as they love their kids, they love the alone time they can experience by taking these trips without them. Ripa told viewers the other amazing experiences she had with her husband while being kid free and said what they did as she gushed to Ryan on the show back in July, “We got a massage! I mean, there were kids there, don’t get me wrong. But I could see the other families looking at us. People were like, ‘Where are your kids?’” And she continued jokingly saying to her co-host Seacrest,“And I was like, ‘They’re adults now. They have jobs. They couldn’t get off work.’ And they were like, ‘Wait, what? You have kids who are adults?’ ‘Yes, we have kids who are adults. But more importantly, they’re not on this trip.’”
And another fun reason Ripa might want to take more of these trips with her husband in the future is because of what they get into as she also shared what the couple did during their honeymoon as things got a little wild as Ripa mentioned her husband convinced her to go to a nude beach, “I did go topless on my honeymoon and I’m so grateful — I’m so, so grateful,” she recalled on her the show back in July. “I was like, ‘How could you take that photo of me? The man at the photo mat saw me naked!’ … [But] do you know that I often rifle through the shoebox? And I go, ‘Well, just remember! It used to look like this!”
Just has us thinking, what stories will we get this time around? It’ll probably be better than winning the lottery!