Kelly Ripa’s working relationship with Ryan Seacrest has been the subject of a lot of negative rumors. Yet Ripa’s emotional segment this week on Live with Kelly and Ryan left her and her co-host in tears. What happened to their alleged feud?
Fox News reports that Ripa’s vulnerable moment came when she opened up about her dyslexic son, Joaquin, who just started high school this year. Ripa explained how she recently attended a parent-teacher conference and discovered that her son had received all A’s in his classes. Considering the family’s struggle with dyslexia, Ripa couldn’t hold back the tears when she relayed the story.
Seacrest also got choked up when he heard Ripa talking about her proud moment as a parent. He went on to commend Ripa for masterfully balancing work and family and admitted that she is always an inspiration. He also revealed that he couldn’t help but cry whenever he sees a mother tearing up about her family.
This, of course, isn’t the first time Ripa has talked about Joaquin’s achievements. This past spring, the Live star shared a photo of his middle school graduation. That same night, Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, held a celebrity-packed party for their youngest son and couldn’t help but gush about their son’s accomplishment.
The emotional scene on Live, meanwhile, flies in the face of the rumors that Seacrest and Ripa are feuding behind the scenes. In fact, Seacrest’s comments make it clear that the co-hosts are good friends and think very highly of each other. After all, why would Seacrest tear up if he didn’t have feelings for Ripa and her family?
According to Page Six, rumors of a feud heated up after ABC announced that Seacrest will be hosting the reboot of American Idol. Sources claimed that Ripa was unhappy with the network’s decision to acquire the show from Fox and felt like Seacrest might leave Live to host American Idol.
Fortunately, a source close to Seacrest debunked the rumors and revealed that he is fully committed to co-hosting with Kelly Ripa. Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekdays on ABC.