The American actress and dancer has not made an appearance on the show three consecutive times and fans no longer think it’s a coincidence.
However, on the bright side, an equally talented host, by the name Ali Wentworth, filled in for her and it was awesome. The show began with a joke from Wentworth, who mentioned that Ryan offered to pay her in Bitcoin, just to fill in for Ripa.
What’s Happening With Kelly Ripa?
According to Seacrest, the actress has been taking personal days to sort through some things and the obscurity of the situation has only done more to aggravate tension and curiosity among fans and viewers of the show.
The non-appearance first began on Monday, when Ripa failed to show up for work and Maria Menounos was asked to do-host on her behalf. Although, fans did not think too much of it at the time, the continued pattern, gave off strange vibes.
At the end of the second day, viewers had already begun to fall in love with Menounos as some of them commented how much they enjoyed having her on the show.
Ali Wentworth Wowed Her Audience
On the third day that Ripa did not come on the show, Wentworth was asked to fill in for the second replacement. A day before, the producers of the show, revealed a behind-the-scenes video of the American actress and comedian on Instagram.
This video teased that Wentworth would join Seacrest as a co-host on the show on Wednesday morning. This revelation was met with incredible comments from fans who confessed their love for her.
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This also sparked enough expectations from viewers, who wanted to see what Wentworth could do on the show and she definitely didn’t disappoint.
A Vacation With The Hubby
Ripa has a successful career, marriage and beautiful kids. Although she has not revealed much about what’s been happening since she skipped work thrice, fans have come up with several speculations.
According to her socials on Tuesday, Ripa and her family were celebrating ‘Puppy Day’ for her family friends. This automatically got fans thinking that the 50-year-old may be on a subtle vacation with her husband, kids and obviously, dogs.
Earlier this month, Ripa and Mark Consuelos agreed to adopt a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix rescue dog named Lena. The couple also had a previous rescue dog named Chewie, whom they introduced to Lena.
About ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’
The show “Live With Ryan and Kelly,” began in 1983 on local TV stations, but went global in 1978. It is an American morning talk show, that has undergone the service of several hosts for decades now.
The show is an unscripted conversation between a male and female host about the day-to-day activities that they undergo.
In the real sense, Michael Gelman describes it as a concept of a husband and wife sharing a coffee and chit-chatting about things that happen around them.
The coffee part is sold because usually, when couples wake up in the morning, they either make each other a cup of tea or coffee.