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Kelly Ripa Gushes over Her Tight Friendship with 'Live!' Co-Host Ryan Seacrest

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 01, 2020
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In a recent interview, Kelly Ripa opened up about her tight friendship with Ryan Seacrest. The two have been working alongside one another since 2017, and that helped them structure a remarkable connection.


"We have a telepathy. We don't need to communicate with words, we definitely share each other's thought processes," Ripa, 49, told PEOPLE.

The acclaimed talk show host additionally uncovered that Seacrest, 45, is more than pleased to do favors for her.

Kelly Ripa on February 19, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images



"He will do things for me if I'm traveling," The "Days of Our Lives" alum shared. "I can ask him to go inside my house." 

Ripa added that Seacrest has a house key and that he goes bring her retainer out of the medicine cabinet and carry it to the remote. 

With regards to Ripa's children — Michael, 22, Joaquin, 16, and daughter Lola, 18 — Seacrest also makes sure to keep an ear to the ground.

Ryan Seacrest at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images



Not only that, the popular radio host, who received Emmy Awards nominations for "American Idol" from 2004 to 2013, and again in 2016, also may have had a part in helping Ripa stop drinking, as reported by Closer Weekly.

During a January episode of "Live With Kelly and Ryan," Seacrest, Seacrest quipped that he started the show, and Ripa quit drinking. The TV star agreed, saying it was terrific.

In 2001, Regis Philbin and Ripa collaborated to co-host "Live with Regis and Kelly."

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images



According to Cheat Sheet, Seacrest once said that he thought of Ripa as a "dream broadcast partner." Their friendship makes them an incredible hosting team.

Ripa had only good things to say about Seacrest, saying he's the future of the franchise and ABC, as reported by The New York Times.

Ripa, who won the Best Actress Award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her work in "The Stand-In," let Seacrest in on a secret to the show's success before he joined her on "Live."

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on set of ABC's "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on the streets of Manhattan on September 10, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


In 2001, Regis Philbin and Ripa collaborated to co-host "Live with Regis and Kelly." Not long after marking their 10th anniversary together, Philbin declared in 2011 that he would leave the hit show.

The show was renamed "Live! with Kelly" after Philbin's takeoff. Various co-hosts from broadcasting and entertainment joined Ripa.

In September 2012, Michael Strahan was presented as Ripa's permanent co-host. Albeit "Live With Kelly & Michael" was successful, Strahan left the show to join "Good Morning America" ​​full-time.

In May 2017, Ryan Seacrest succeeded Strahan as the new permanent co-host. The new show was called "Live with Kelly and Ryan."