Kelly Ripa has given her blessing to Ryan Seacrest’s new relationship with girlfriend Aubrey Paige.
Ripa met Seacret’s girlfriend for the first time during her husband Mark Consuelos’ birthday celebration on Friday, according to the two co-hosts on Monday’s broadcast of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Paige.
“We’re all glad you’re here and that you exist,” Kelly remarked, “because we weren’t sure there was anyone.” “We were starting to be like, ‘Maybe he doesn’t have a special person and maybe we should check in on him more often?” Seacrest, 47, recounted as Ripa responded.
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Ripa then joked that if the American Idol host breaks up with his current girlfriend, a model, she’ll “go into seclusion.”
He replied, “That’s exactly what she said to her.” “I said, ‘That’s a compliment,'” she explained.
“I am so fond of her,” Ripa continued.
Consuelos, 51, “wants to know the aerodynamics” of how Seacrest’s courtship works because Paige is taller than him, according to Ripa, who continues to weigh in on his new relationship.
“At the start of the night, Mark took me aside. ‘May I ask you a question?’ he said. She’s quite tall. She’s taller than you, and in heels, she’s much taller. ‘Can you explain how that works?'” Seacrest recalled something. “I was like, ‘What are you asking me?'” says the narrator.
Seacrest went on to say, “He had that dead serious expression on his face. ‘Because Kelly and I talk about it all the time,’ he says. ‘The pinnacle.’… He was befuddled. ‘When you walk together, who’s arm goes where?’ he said.”
Consuelos is “one to chat with those arms of his,” Ripa taunted, referring to their incompatible arm lengths. She quipped, “He just learned there’s a huge world out there he’ll never be able to explore.”
When they were photographed arriving in the Hamptons together in May 2021, Seacrest and Paige sparked romantic speculations. They’ve kept their relationship a secret, only making public appearances together on rare occasions.
In New York City, the couple was recently pictured strolling his dog together.
Seacrest hinted at maybe exchanging a kiss with a special someone at midnight ahead of hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest in December 2021.
“I guess we’ll have to wait and see who I kiss on New Year’s Eve,” he said at the time to USA Today.
Shayna Taylor, a skilled cook, was Seacrest’s most recent girlfriend. They will break up in the summer of 2020.