Kelly Ripa has been the chipper blonde on your tv every morning since you first started getting up at 10am. Or Since February 2001, depending on which applies to you.
I was a huge fan of the original set up with Kelly and Regis. They were perfect together. Or were they? Their back stage relationship and more are discussed in her new book; Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.
Speaking with People on Monday, Ripa opened up about her “complicated” relationship with Philbin. “I don’t want to feel like I’m slamming anyone or that I’m being disrespectful. But I also want people to know it was not a cakewalk,” she told the outlet.
“It took years to earn my place there and earn things that are routinely given to the men I worked with — including an office and a place to put my computer,” she added.
Ripa sat down to write Live Wire during the pandemic because, she quipped, ‘all the gyms were closed.’
‘It is so hard and I don’t think I really appreciated what a grueling process it would be until I tried to do it myself,’ she admitted of her foray into the written word. ‘Everybody has been instructed that if I ever tried to do it again, they have to kill me. They have to stop me. I must be stopped.’