Saying goodbye. Ryan Seacrest acquired emotional whereas cohosting his ultimate episode of Stay With Kelly and Ryan on Friday, April 14.
Seacrest, 48, acquired misty whereas listening to Kelly Ripa gush about their six-year partnership.
“I simply need to say just a few phrases to you. It’s on behalf of myself and all of us — however principally me,” Ripa quipped. “This has, with out query, been the quickest six years of my life. And though you and I’ve been buddies for many years and a long time, I really feel like I’ve gained by way of this course of a youthful brother / oldest son. … I’m so grateful that our success collectively on this present has led to us growing a good nearer — but codependent — relationship.”
She acquired choked up as she in contrast her buddy to a “blooming onion.”
“You’re layers upon layers of goodness, of type, of allure, of brilliance, of authenticity and generosity,” Ripa continued. “Your generosity is unmatched.”
He responded with a touching speech of his personal.
“I’m a really fortunate man, Kelly. I would like you all to know, it’s not misplaced on me how lucky I’m. Lucky to have had this seat subsequent to you, Kel, for six years. You’re incompatible. There’s nobody such as you,” he mentioned. “I’ve spent my total profession speaking … however in the present day, it’s arduous to place into phrases how deeply I’ve appreciated being right here and being with you, being invited into your properties on daily basis to attempt to ship a smile or amusing or two. I’m honored to be part of this household.”
The American Idol host stunned viewers in February when he broke the news of his exit.
After thanking your entire employees, Seacrest turned to Ripa and grabbed her arms: “I so recognize your management, your love, your knowledge and I actually do really feel like a member of the family and we can have that endlessly.”
Seacrest’s dad and mom, sister and girlfriend Aubrey Paige watched from the gang earlier than becoming a member of him and Ripa for a ultimate toast and a “passing of the mug” with new cohost Mark Consuelos.
“Kelly and I’ve some information right here. That is one thing that she and I’ve been speaking about for a very long time and it was a troublesome, powerful resolution,” he shared after six years on the discuss present. “Final 12 months, we spoke and I made the choice to make this my final season as cohost with Kelly right here on Stay With Kelly and Ryan, which is bittersweet.”
Ripa for her half, opened up about the plans that were put in place forward of Seacrest’s announcement.
“We’re so conscious of the significance of continuity and consistency and, like, the familial vibe that all of us have right here,” she defined. “It solely is sensible to not simply our viewing viewers at house, however our viewers right here inside our employees, our assist system, our prolonged household, to herald anyone that we all know and love and who’s actually at all times been right here. The one particular person I can consider that’s able to, you already know, holding your torch the best way you’ve gotten held it. And that will be, my husband, Consuelos, in what Ryan and I are calling the nation’s weirdest social experiment.”
The Georgia native later praised his cohost for the support she confirmed him over time. “The a whole lot of hours I spent every year flying, it grew to become lots. It was longer than I anticipated, however it’s due to her and the nice individuals right here,” he instructed Selection in March. “During the last couple of years, I had mentioned to Kelly, ‘This isn’t going to be one thing that’s proper for me endlessly for all the plain geographical causes,’ and he or she understood it.”
Seacrest continued: “I used to be little bit apprehensive how she would react to that, however as a result of we’re shut and he or she will get my life, she understood. I mentioned, ‘You and I’ll work collectively in tandem on when the timing is correct for the present, when the timing is correct to announce it and when the timing is correct to collaborate on who that new particular person goes to be.’ And it labored out in essentially the most picture-perfect means.”
Earlier than taking up for Seacrest, Consuelos, 52, opened up about his decision to work with his wife. “We figured that since we began our careers collectively, we would as properly end them collectively,” the couple, who beforehand labored on All My Youngsters, Hope and Religion and Riverdale collectively, solely instructed Us Weekly on the time. “We figured the concept ‘what may probably go incorrect?’ is one thing we’d undoubtedly wish to discover. Now, now we have the possibility.”
The previous cleaning soap actress, who shares kids Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19, with Consuelos, mentioned she was looking forward to the next chapter of her present.
“So many fantastic moments have occurred whereas with ABC, so it solely is sensible for us to return full circle and work collectively as soon as once more for the present that has given us a lot pleasure and so a few years of reminiscences,” she added.
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Following the radio host’s departure, ABC will rebrand the show as Live With Kelly and Mark. Consuelos’ first episode as the brand new cohost alongside Ripa will air on Monday, April 17.