Kelly Ripa has been entertaining her fans for over 30 years, and she has dedicated over two decades to one of the most famous talk shows, Live With Kelly and Ryan. She missed several episodes of the show in January 2023 and was very vocal about the reason for her absence, as she was reportedly sick with an unknown disease.

Why is the Live show co-host missing from the last few episodes?

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa

Ripa’s absence has worried her fans and sparked speculation regarding the actress’s plans to leave the daytime show she co-hosts with Ryan Seacrest. She hasn’t mentioned leaving Live! as of yet, but she is broadening her horizons.

Because the mother of three showed no signs of slowing down on set, the show’s producer, Michael Gelman, stepped in and urged her to take another break until she was fully recovered. Following the show, viewers took to social media to urge the show’s co-host to stay at home and take care of herself before returning.

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Kelly Ripa reveals her ‘borderline shameful’ activity with husband Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

The 52-year-old was hosting Live! on Monday when she decided to reveal her “borderline shameful” activities with husband Mark Consuelos during the show. Seacrest turned to his co-host at the beginning of the show and said, “How was your weekend? You said you and Mark did something cute?”

In response, the Fly Me to the Moon actress said, “I wouldn’t call it cute; I would call it borderline shameful!” She then went on to describe how she and her husband spent their day off.

She started by stating,“We changed from our day pajamas into our evening pajamas at 2 p.m. on a Saturday and spent the day in our pajamas.” Ripa kept going, “First of all, that just seems like we’ve given up!” as Ryan and the live audience burst out laughing. She then added,

“But he was on one side of the sofa looking for sporting events to DVR while watching, while I sat there knitting!” “And I turned to him and said, ‘we are 87-years-old, we have gone from middle-age into our retirement selves,’ and he looked at me and said, ‘it’s kinda great isn’t it?'”

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The host was noticeably absent from the program for a few episodes during the first week of this month. Kelly was replaced at the news desk on January 5 by the show’s DJ, Deja Vu Parker.

The 52-year-old TV presenter revealed her weekend activities with her husband

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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

When Kelly Ripa revealed what she does on weekends with her husband, the audience burst out laughing.

“I mean, all day in PJs is a fun day!” said Seacrest. “I heard you bragging about the knitting to some of the guests; is it therapeutic for you?” He asked. Kelly responded to his remark, saying, “I wouldn’t call it bragging…”

The Consuelos couple is one of Hollywood’s most adored couples. They first met in 1995, during a screen test for All My Children. After dating for a year, the duo exchanged vows in Las Vegas after eloping. They have three children, Lola, Joaquin Antonio, and Michael Joseph Consuelos.

Source: Live with Kelly and Ryan

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