Ryan Seacrest is eventually on the end road of parting ways with his co-host Kelly Ripa. The duo has been hosting Live With Kelly and Ryan together since 2017, but he has different plans for the future. Since his departure has already been announced, Seacrest has passed the baton to the latter’s husband, Mark Consuelos. The former has been thinking about the decision for a long time but his personal life was also considered one of the factors involved in leaving the show.
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As per reports, his girlfriend was reportedly forcing the host to propose to her or else his dating life would fall into grave danger. However, this could be linked to Consuelos’ entry as a permanent co-host.
ABC Was Wooing Mark Consuelos for a Long Time
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As per reports by PageSix, the ABC network was aware of Ryan Seacrest‘s departure from the Live With Kelly and Ryan talk show. Insiders told that ABC executives were considering his co-host, Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos as his replacement. The Riverdale star was in talks about joining the show since last summer.
This report is quite similar to Seacrest’s statement when he went public about leaving the talk show. He shared,
“This is something that [Kelly Ripa] and I have been talking about for a long time, and it was a tough, tough decision. Last year we spoke, and I made the decision to make this my last season as cohost.”
His exit and Consuelos’s entry into Live is quite a troubling moment for fans, however, the show’s engagement got hiked up whenever the husband-wife duo used to host the show together. While Consuelos is the next co-host alongside Ripa, the American Idol host was also dealing with some personal pressure that could have affected his decision of leaving the show.
Ryan Seacrest’s Beau, Aubrey Paige is Forcing Him into Marriage
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The 48-year-old TV host is reportedly being blackmailed by his ladylove, Aubrey Paige, to propose to her. The duo has been dating each other for over a year, however, things haven’t leveled up till now.
The host has been pretty much focused on his professional life, however, his career is heavily impacting his personal life. As per sources, his beau has already given him an ultimatum that would either bloom their relationship or doom it.
The model has already gotten approval from his co-host, Ripa and the duo is looking quite promising. However, he is still having thoughts about starting a marital relationship with Paige.
Meanwhile, he is set to host American Idol from Los Angeles later this spring. Ryan Seacrest has confirmed his return to the talk show as a guest co-host on a fill-in basis.