Ryan Seacrest celebrated “brilliant author” Kelly Ripa. This comes amid complaints about their work relationship. Fans took to the comment section of TV Shows Ace to ask him to leave the show. They argued that Kelly is rude to Ryan and cuts him off.
Some even claim that she’s self-centered. However, Kelly feels that their banter is what makes co-hosting with his work so well. Even though she had several co-hosts in mind, she wanted someone who was a longtime friend.
Read on to learn what the American Idol host has to say about his co-host.
What makes them work so well
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Kelly Ripa shared what makes them work so well together. She admitted that she knows a lot about “good on-screen chemistry.” So, it was important for Kelly to work with someone like Ryan Seacrest, who she’s familiar with. In her extensive interview with The Wall Street Journal, she admitted that she prefers to “work with my friends.”
What was also important for her is working with a co-host who she can have “deep workplace discussions” with. Kelly wanted someone who “involved” her in every aspect of their career. Ryan Seacrest replaced Michael Strahan, who made his surprising exit from Live. To this day, Kelly feels hurt and betrayed by the Good Morning America host.
Ryan Seacrest celebrates Kelly Ripa
On Sunday, October 2, Ryan Seacrest took to social media to celebrate Kelly Ripa. He shared many photos of the two together on Instagram and his Facebook page. The first photo showed them boogying behind the scenes of Live With Kelly and Ryan. He included other snapshots of candid moments on the morning show.
Check out the full Instagram post for yourself here or look at the screenshot below. The television personality shared a lot of praise for Kelly Ripa on her big day. He shared with his fans that today was her birthday. Ryan wanted to celebrate the former soap star who has a lengthy resume and a long list of credits to her name.
“Happy birthday to a dear friend, co-host, brilliant author, and devoted wife & mother,” Ryan Seacrest wrote in the post. “It’s a privilege and a joy to get to work with you everyday. [SIC] Cheers @kellyripa!”
Fans took to the comment section to share well wishes. Most of them were positive. One wrote that they “love starting my mornings with you guys.” Others congratulated her on another milestone.
Kelly Ripa has another reason to celebrate
The 52-year-old has another reason to celebrate. She released her new book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories on Tuesday, September 27. Kelly was shaking and sweating on release day. Even though Ryan Seacrest wasn’t there for her big moment, he still honored his friend by supporting her new book on social media.
“You won’t believe what @KellyRipa wrote…” Ryan Seacrest coyly tweeted. “Her book ‘Live Wire’ hits stand TODAY and is filled with real-life stories that are humorous, relatable, and incredibly witty.”
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 27, 2022
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