Ryan Seacrest mentioned why Kelly Ripa had been gone all this time. As viewers know, there are always shakeups on talk shows. The longest that Kelly has been this long was when her former co-host Michael Strahan announced that he was leaving the show for Good Morning America.
Kelly was blind-sided by that moment. It caused her to take a break. For the second week in a row, Kelly was absent from her set. Many celebrity guest hosts filled in for her. On the Tuesday, August 9 broadcast, Ryan was joined by guest co-host Katie Lowes. He gave Kelly a quick shout-out during the segment.
Ryan Seacrest pays tribute to Kelly Ripa
Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowe talked about sewing bargains. They came upon embroidered pillowcases as part of their segment. One of the pillows featured the name of her husband, Mark Consuelos. Katie was the first to pay a shout-out to Kelly Ripa.
She looked directly into the camera and said, “Kelly, we miss you. We got you a Consuelos one.” Ryan joined in on the fun. He revealed the reason why Kelly has been missing from the show. The American Idol cracked a joke about Kelly’s comment that she would leave the show if she won the jackpot.
“I heard she won the lottery. She’s fine,” he said with a smile on his face. Check out the humorous segment for yourself below.
The Generation Gap host took some time off with her hunky husband. The two have been soaking up the sun in the Hamptons. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Kelly has been sharing plenty of sexy content on Instagram. Aside from filming her new game show, she’s been spending quality time with her husband. The former soap star and the Riverdale star want to make use of their time as empty nesters.
Is the AMC alum embarking on a new career?
This comes amid the rumors that Kelly Ripa is embarking on a new career. The 51-year-old has been making career moves lately, which may have something to do with her disappearance. She’s getting ready to embark on a tour for her debut book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, which she first announced on Instagram back in April.
Her book is set to release on September 27. From there, Kelly Ripa will start her tour in Red Bank, NJ, New York City, and Long Island, New York after its release. Because of this career change, fans wonder if she will tour her daytime show. Kelly Ripa hasn’t confirmed the rumors, but it looks like she’s ready for a career change.
The book is a collection of stories that touch upon her life as a daughter, mother, and actress in the spotlight. Per The Futon Critic, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will executive produce two new “Ripped From the Headlines” movies through Milojo Productions Banner. Let’s Get Physical and The Disappearance of Cari Faver will debut in October on Lifetime.
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