Ryan Seacrest today delighted his Instagram followers with a high school graduation photo that also included an amazing coincidence. The 46-year-old TV and radio host took his 5.2 million followers on a massive trip down memory lane, posting a photo from his teens and including a family moment that he was mega proud of. The “American Idol” face was revealing that the same day he graduated, his mother achieved a milestone in her life. Scroll for the photo and reactions below.
Scroll for the photo. Ryan, who graduated high school back in 1993 as he attended Dunwoody High School before studying journalism at the University of Georgia, shared the proud photo, one showing the “Live!” face grinning and in a graduation robe, suit, and tie. It was major ’90s vibes as Ryan’s mother Constance Marie Zullinger was seen next to her son and with others – Constance wore a floral-print dress and some majorly pouffy hair.
“The day I got my high school diploma and mom earned her degree in fashion #tbt,” Ryan wrote.
Ryan, who won his first radio internship aged 14 and is now, alongside Kelly Ripa, the most-watched morning show face in the U.S., brought in fans by the masses. Many couldn’t get over the ’90s vibes, although a marked number sent Ryan the thumbs-up over his mom looking so stylish.
“You’re an amazing success as a person. Just wow. Your moms style is awesome! ESP the peplum top,” one replied. “I had that same dress in 1993!” another said. More photos below.
A third user wrote: “You look almost identical to Brandon Walsh in that pic!” Ryan was also quick to catch a like from a man he knows very well. “Live!” co-host Kelly Ripa’s 50-year-old husband Mark Consuelos sent the thumbs-up.
Ryan’s mom, nicknamed Connie, has opened up on her son and what he like before becoming a media superstar. “He decided that he wanted to make the morning announcements at his high school more fun,” she recalled of Ryan’s early camcorder days. More below.
Ryan, climbing up trends with each aired episode of “American Idol,” is himself fresh from opening up on his multi-faceted career, one that comes with plenty of time at 30,000 feet.
“I am traveling — I’ll travel [Wednesday] afternoon after we finish two shows here in New York,” he told Hollywood Reporter this year. “Auditions will start in the afternoon in San Diego and I’ll go right into taping through Saturday, then return to New York on Sunday for Live.”
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