Quarantine will make or break couples! Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest reunited safely and socially distanced in the Live With Kelly and Ryan studio for the first time in six months on Tuesday, September 8. Ripa also joined Seacrest on-air and shared that she was nervous about spending more time than ever with her husband, Mark Consuelos, when lockdown first went into effect.
The couple, who have become #relationshipgoals for fans, have been married for well over 20 years.
“It’s not unusual to love your spouse … but we discovered … we all like each other, do you know what I mean?” Kelly shared with Seacrest, reflecting on their family’s time being stuck together. “It’s the most time we’ve spent together in our marriage,” she added. “… It was the time together that I thought, ‘Oh, wow. Will we come out of this OK?’ And we just feel so fortunate that we had an easy go of it.”
Consuelos also joined Ripa on LWKR during quarantine, filling in for Seacrest here and there during vacation and Ripa wasn't kidding that they were always together.
“I don’t think people really realize I rolled out of bed and did the show like four feet from my bed,” Kelly jokingly added. “… There were days where Mark would wake up and I would be halfway through the show.”
Listen back to the full chat in the audio above to see how their first day back in the LWKR studio was. Check your local listings to catch Ripa and Seacrest back in the Live With Kelly and Ryan studio weekdays on ABC!