“Funcle” Ryan Checks In With New Grandma “Ci Ci” aka Connie


We can’t get enough of Flora Marie! Ryan Seacrest checked in with mom and new grandma Connie Seacrest on Thursday, December 13.

Ryan’s sister Meredith Seacrest welcomed her first child, daughter Flora Marie, with husband Jimmy Leach on Monday, December 10, and Ryan got the chance to meet little Flora last night. 

His new Uncle Tio name is “Funcle Ryan” and the rest of the family has also decided on their new nicknames. 

“So Connie and then her last name is Seacrest so we just decided Ci Ci would work,” Connie shared of her grandma name. “… I think she’ll love it and then there’s G-Pa,” she added of husband Gary’s grandpa name.


“We are so on cloud 9,” Connie concluded of their growing family. “When I see my little girl have a little girl, it’s beyond, beyond … All my friends said ‘Just wait there’s no way to express the way you’ll feel’ and they were right.” 


Watch back the sweet on-air moment in the video above. 

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