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Kelly Ripa’s Absence From Live With Kelly and Ryan Reason Unveiled as Fans Fear She Might Be Leaving

Kelly Ripa has been absent from Live with Kelly and Ryan for several days. The host has been ill for quite a long time, and thus well tucked in bed. Although Ripa has tested negative for different sicknesses, the roughness in her voice becomes more prominent day by day. The fans are quite distressed for her and wish her a speedy recovery. However, amidst her sickness, fans are hearing rumors of Kelly leaving the show, and are feeling anxious about the alleged news. 

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

The former actress and a mother of three have pursued her career in different shows apart from the ABC daytime show. However, with folks having noticed her absence and Ryan spitting hints of Kelly’s possible exit from the show, fans are in constant fear. 

Also read: Kelly Ripa Nearly Broke Her 24 Years of Marriage With Mark Consuelos After Accused of Making Out With John Stamos

Kelly Ripa got replaced by Jenny Mollen for skipping her show

Kelly Ripa has been skipping a few episodes of Live with Kelly and Ryan for the past couple of weeks. Jenny Mollen seems to have replaced Ripa for the weeks, however, the original host’s absence has not gone unnoticed. Fans are wondering and dying to see the true host back on the hot seat, for matter who replaces her, fans consider her chemistry with Ryan, on screen, irreplaceable. Viewers have thanked Jenny Mollen for stepping in at the last moment, but are still wondering about Kelly’s well-being. 

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa is replaced by Jenny Mollen on her show

Ripa mentioned the crack in her voice to co-host Ryan SeacrestYesterday, around 2 PM, my voice just left the building,”. The mother of three took several medical tests only to find them all negative when her doctor assured her it was a “random thing”. Ripa shared a selfie on her Instagram story of her being frustrated and currently recovering at home in New York. 

No matter how petrified fans are of Kelly Ripa leaving the show, they have still wished her proper care, good health, and recovery through comments. 

Also read: “I got here and you stopped drinking”: Ryan Seacrest Claimed Kelly Ripa Felt Threatened, Stopped Drinking To Stay Alert as Soon as He Joined ‘Live’

Rumors of Kelly Ripa leaving her show Live with Kelly and Ryan

There have been several instances when Ryan Seacrest, the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan has hinted at Kelly’s departure from the show. Although Ripa hasn’t addressed it formally, there have been interviews when she opened up about leaving the show. The rumors are skyrocketing especially with Kelly’s absence on the show. 

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa currently recovering in her New York house

It’s not just about me” Ripa mentioned to Variety in October 2020 when asked about her exit from the show. She believes it’s not just her decision to take since she isn’t the only one involved in the show. 

Amidst her illness and rumors of her leaving the show skyrocketing through media channels, fans have shared their empathy through social media after watching her show. Her comment section is getting flooded with well-wishes and call-back comments. 

Read more: “He had almost a superstition about it”: Kelly Ripa Hated Late Co-Host Regis Philbin’s Off-Air Behavior, Found Real Chemistry With Ryan Seacrest Instead

Source: Hello Magazine

Krittika Mukherjee
Krittika Mukherjee

Krittika has joined our team at Animated Times, as a full-time entertainment content writer with 1 year prior experience in content writing. The quintessential pop cult loving Bengali girl has already covered the benchmark of 50 articles. With a Masters degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Amity University, this amateur photographer has set to embark on a journey of story telling. Not just that, she is a diehard Potterhead and wishes to become a dark tourist and visit the macabre spots in the world... well why not? #Wanderlust!

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