Kelly Ripa Thanks Her Longtime Friend Cher for 'Keeping It Real'

Gracious Egedegbe
Apr 27, 2019
03:50 A.M.
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Kelly Ripa had nothing but kind words to say about her longtime friend, Cher, and it includes saying she loves her and thanking the singer for keeping it real.


It's all about music legend, actress, and activist, Cher. To honor the iconic singer, her ongoing biographical Broadway show "The Cher Show," put together videos from leading ladies in entertainment and politics to share their thoughts on the woman who has entertained the world for most of her life.


The host of the "Live with Kelly and Ryan" show, Kelly Ripa is among the selected ladies, and the TV personality had only kind words and praise for the singer who is also her longtime friend.

In the short clip video which opens with the words "The Cher Show: A Musical, " and "Let's talk about Cher," Ripa said the "I Got You Babe" singer knows by now that she's loved her for a long time. 


The 48-year-old added that the singer taught her so much about being a strong and inclusive woman in the entertainment industry, and she looks up to her and holds the 72-year-old in high esteem.

The host ended with the words "Thank you for keeping it real and fighting the good fight."Other public figures joined Ripa in making the tribute videos.

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, described the Los Angeles resident as "A goddess of pop, a trailblazer, an icon, and extraordinary talent who knows her power."Pelosi said the American people see her as a force for positive change, and she is using her power to promote fairness and equality for all. 


She acknowledged that the cast of the musical is entertaining America because of the singer, and thanked her for being a "Timeless message of hope and love."

Carol Burnett, joined in, saying the although women in the industry have never had it easy, Cher has overcome every obstacle she faced in her career. The comedy actress described the "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" star as ambitious and someone with a fearless attitude. "She knows what she wants and how to get it," the actress added.

Burnett Credits her as a strong role model, who shows off her authentic self without apology, and thinks it's lovely the cast of the musical continue to tell her story every night to a new audience.


Robin Robert of "Good Morning America" doesn't say much, but she referred to the award-winning singer's songs as "The soundtracks of our lives," adding that if she could turn back time, she'll say thank you over and over again.

"The Cher Show" opened last December, and it covers six decades of the singer's life. It shows Cher's childhood, her rise to fame, and the awards she has received over the years.