Ryan Seacrest Reveals Softer Side During Kelly Ripa’s Absence

Ryan Seacrest Reveals Softer Side Amid Kelly Ripa's Absence [Today Show | YouTube]

Ryan Seacrest got emotional during Kelly Ripa’s absence. Once again, the talk show host was away from her seat. This come after she took a two-week break in the Hamptons with her husband Mark Consuelos. Some fans think Kelly is preparing to walk away from the show she fronted since 2001.

So far, Kelly hasn’t addressed the rumors. She’s been taking on new projects. Guest host Ali Wentworth filled in for her during the latest broadcast. Ryan cried as he recalled a “heartbreaking” story. Suddenly, the memories came flooding back to him. Read on to learn more.

Ryan Seacrest Guest Host With Ali Wentworth [YouTube]

American Idol host breaks down in tears

On Thursday’s broadcast of Live With Kelly & Ryan, Ryan Seacrest choked back tears as he shared his story. He talked about the things that make him emotional. Ali admitted that she doesn’t cry as much as her husband George Stephanopoulos, who was previously missing from Good Morning America.

Ryan Seacrest recalled one memory that brought him to tears. He talked about his love for entertainment. It’s no secret that he’s become successful in the industry. Ryan talked about a show that got him choked up.

“Have you seen Hacks,” Ryan Seacrest mentioned the HBO Max documentary starring Jean Smart.

Ryan Seacrest Gets Candid [YouTube]
Ali responded: “I love Hacks!” Ryan admitted he did as well. His expression became serious when he recalled the latest episode. The co-host looked downcast as he rubbed his head.

“Are you crying now?” Ali asked him as she watched him. “I’m crying thinking about it. It’s heartbreaking,” Ryan Seacrest said.

He didn’t want to reveal any spoilers in case no one’s watched it. The executive producer said that he got “invested in the characters.” Ali responded with an “aww.” He couldn’t stop crying as he recalled the last episode. In this rare and touching moment, he showed off his softer side.

Fans love Ryan Seacrest’s guest host

Meanwhile, Kelly Ripa has been away from the show. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, fans enjoy watching Ryan Seacrest’s interaction with Ali Wentworth. They think she would be the perfect replacement if Kelly were to leave.

Others have enjoyed Lisa Rinna, who is on the cusp of losing her diamond on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. If she happens to leave the Bravo series, she has something else to fall back on.

Ali Wentworth Shades Ryan Seacrest [YouTube]
Things took a different turn on Wednesday’s show when Ali threw shade at Ryan during their introduction. He told the audience that the was “shamed” for his lack of knowledge of marine life. He couldn’t tell the difference between a stingray and a crab. Ali said “wow” before adding, “I guess there’s no IQ test to be a host of morning television.”

Ryan Seacrest laughed uncomfortably as the crew said “aww.” Ali chimed in as well. What are your thoughts on his heartbreaking story? Have you ever watched Hacks? Sound off below in the comment section.

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