Kelly Ripa Reveals She’s Been Sober Since Ryan Seacrest Became Co-Host
Kelly Ripa can no longer blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol.
The cohost of Live with Kelly and Ryan revealed yesterday that she quit drinking when Ryan Seacrest came onboard as her cohost.
“They’re saying that Americans bought less wine last year. It’s the first drop in a quarter of a century,” she reported. “Now, I believe this is because I quit drinking, that I caused this dip. I have influenced the market.”
She quipped, “I’m not saying I’ve driven people [out of drinking alcohol], I’m saying I stopped buying wine and there’s a … dip.”
While Kelly didn’t say why she decided to quit drinking, she semi-joked that it was around the time her former cohost Michael Strahan left — and Ryan replaced him.
“I started the show and she quit drinking. What does that tell you?” joked Ryan, to which Kelly responded: “Exactly. … It’s amazing.”
LOL! Well, whatever works.