Kelly Ripa is a huge inspiration to women everywhere. She rose from difficult and humble beginnings and rose to the top of the television world. Today, she is super popular in America and beyond and has a staggering net worth.

However, Ripa had to go through hell to get where she is at today. The Live! star was forced to live in horrible conditions when she was still an unknown figure. She revealed her ordeal and her revelations are truly shocking. Ripa reportedly had to live under the desk of her acting coach and still had to shell out $50 for it. She discussed the importance of a safe and comfortable shelter in a social event and stressed on its importance.

Kelly Ripa Shared She Slept Under An Acting Coach’s Office Desk

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Kelly Ripa

Famous Television personality Kelly Ripa is one of the top media moguls today. Thanks to her phenomenal work on her popular talk show Live! However, if Ripa’s recent revelations are to be believed, she had to go through a hard time before she became the success she is today. The All My Children star looked breathtakingly beautiful as she arrived at Variety’s Power of Women Event in New York this week. 

The actress began her speech by saying,

“Support is what all women in every industry could always use more of and will seldom ask for. Offer support to someone who needs it. Encourage others to do the same. Sometimes just being asked is enough.”

She continued,

“Don’t ever be afraid to advocate for yourself. Don’t ever be afraid to advocate for others. Knowing that a person or group of people have your back can be the most powerful thing in the world.”

Kelly Ripa (Source- Variety)

The television personality then shared with the audience how she moved to New York with no money and worked extremely hard to achieve all of her success and recognition in the industry. She said, 

“When I moved to New York City 34 years ago, I had no plan, almost no money, and no industry connections. I would come in before closing time and then lock all 15 deadbolts and chain links on the door and tuck them in under her desk for the night.”

She added,

“I pounded the pavement and heard a whole lot of no’s. The place was so tiny, but it had a kitchenette and a bathroom, and it felt stable. It was that stability at home that allowed me to forge ahead and focus on work and building a future for myself. I’m big on stability. It’s kinda my thing.”

She concluded,

“I know what a rare privilege that is. I have been employed by ABC in New York City my entire career. This place has been so good to me and to my family.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been married for 24 years. The couple met in 1995 while working on All My Children and married the following year in Las Vegas.

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Kelly Ripa Had a Terrible Experience on Live! For the First Four Years

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Kelly Ripa with Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa revealed in a recent interview that she had to share a public bathroom with the audience during her first four years co-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly, even though her co-host Regis Philbin had a private bathroom. The actress claims she had a hard time on the show during its early years.

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She said,

“We have a studio audience — like 250 people! — and I have to queue up. Particularly when I was pregnant, it was extraordinarily exhausting to have to wait in line. I have to host the show, and I’m still waiting in line to use the bathroom.“ 

She continued, 

“It just seemed, you know, a very needlessly difficult situation. What did tourists think of me having to stand in line to pee? They couldn’t believe it either.”

Also Read: “It Was A Hard Pill To Swallow”: Kelly Ripa Reveals She Regretted Marrying Mark Consuelos After Husband Picked Fight With 70-Year-Old Waiter For The Most Insane Reason

The All My Children actress claims that her early days on the show were challenging. Further, she revealed that despite co-hosting the popular television show, she wasn’t even allotted a decent office to work in and had to manage a janitor’s closet. All these revelations cast a light on the sad state of affairs in the show. This adds to the dozens of controversies that are attached to the show and further degrades its reputation among people.

Source: Variety 

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