If you’ve noticed your friends are reaching out a little more these days as most of North America is coming up on a month of physical distancing, you aren’t alone. It seems like the new norm is starting to get to many people, including celebrities. Need proof? Kelly Ripa got real with fans and co-host Ryan Seacrest on a virtual episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan
(weekdays, 9 aET, CTV), and her plight is relatable.On the April 8 edition of the show, Ripa got choked up while talking about the return of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
and how families can watch it together at home right now. That led to Ripa opening up about her own household struggles with her grown-up kids. “Look, I'm not going to lie, OK? I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I'm currently not speaking to two of my three kids right now, OK?” she whispered, leaning into the camera and breaking free from the bubbly personality fans are used to seeing.
“I'm not talking to two of them because…just because, we're all in the same boat together, right? Like, I haven't gotten to hug my parents… I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents,” she continued. “And my kids, like, won't hug me. And I'm like, 'Guys we've all been in lockdown together. We're fine. You can give me a hug. It's fine.'"[video_embed id='1936827']RELATED: ‘Full House’ cast encourages ‘Full Quarantine’ on Instagram[/video_embed]Ripa was referring to her kids Joaquin, 17, Michael, 22, and Lola, 18, whom she shares with husband Mark Consuelos. Their crew has been social-distancing together for weeks now, and although Ripa and Consuelos are among the celebs who have donated
impressive amounts of cash to help fight coronavirus and offer support, that doesn't mean things at the homestead are any easier. Earlier in the episode, the host was in her feelings over her youngest kids’ anxiety and the guilt she’s been feeling over not being able to help her father, who delayed having knee surgery.“Anyway, I'm sorry. I don't know why I'm crying," Ripa went on. "Maybe I'm just going to get my period, who knows? Sorry… Sorry, did I shout that? Did my inner monologue come out? Sorry, I didn't mean to do that." Viewers will probably forgive the host—after all Ripa is right, we are all in this together. Thankfully Seacrest offered up a virtual hug, proving that those two are very much the work-wife and husband duo
most office employees only wish they had in their lives.“My favourite thing is coming to work with somebody that is remarkable at what they do, a good person, someone I look up to, and someone who makes me better at what I’m doing every day,” Seacrest said earlier this year
during a Paley chat about the series and co-hosting with Ripa.“Ryan is always kind to everyone, whether the cameras are rolling or not," Ripa added. "He’s kind, he’s a good person, he treats everyone with equal dignity and respect, and he smells good. He’s not offensive in any way.”And more importantly, he gives out hugs.[video_embed id='1935635']BEFORE YOU GO: David Foster says Katharine McPhee gave him a quarantine haircut[/video_embed]