It took greater than a yr for Kelly Ripa to seek out the correct particular person to co-host Reside along with her after Michael Strahan abruptly left for an additional gig on Good Morning America. And whereas she appears to have unimaginable chemistry together with his alternative, Ryan Seacrest, a supply completely advised In Contact Kelly feels extraordinarily betrayed amid “essentially the most likable man in showbiz’s” sexual misconduct allegations.
The supply stated, “She’s pissed…Kelly feels blindsided. The very last thing she wants is celebrities boycotting. Everyone seems to be on pins and needles.”
Whereas Ryan would possibly nonetheless be interviewing a few of the greatest names in Hollywood with Kelly by his aspect, that definitely wasn’t the case on the 2018 Oscars purple carpet. Days earlier than of the present, publicists stated they might steer their purchasers away from Ryan due to the sexual misconduct claims and it was noticeable that he was having a sluggish night time.
It wasn’t till Kelly and her husband, Mark Consuelos, walked by that Ryan obtained some acknowledgment. She stated, “You look wonderful. We had been watching you upstairs within the resort. It is nice. You are doing an excellent job!” Nevertheless, regardless of sending Ryan optimistic vibes, the supply stated Kelly is confused by the allegations.
The insider claimed, “That is not the Ryan she is aware of in any respect. In fact, she needs to aspect with him, however she’s torn. Nobody assumed that Ryan had any skeletons in his closet, however the large query is: Did Ryan have any concept that this might come out?”
And within the period of the #MeToo and #Time’sUp motion, the supply added, “Each company within the nation is taking part in it secure,” which implies if rankings for Reside With Kelly and Ryan begin to drop, the community could have no alternative however to do one thing about it. “[Kelly’s] ready to see what occurs with Ryan. However [either way] it is a darkish interval for her.”
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