Kelly Ripa is a big Bravo fan. Plus she just happens to be BFF with Andy Cohen. Therefore; she makes appearances from time to time on his show Watch What Happens Live. (It’s always hilarious when Kelly is in the house!) On a recent episode of WWHL, Kelly and her husband, Mark Consuelos joined as guests. Of course, they had to talk all about the Real Housewives!
It turns out that Kelly has known Lisa Rinna for a long time – they go way back. Kelly explained, “I mean, I like Lisa Rinna, I’ve known her for so long. Because we all started out on soaps together. I really like her.” They used to run into one another at soap awards and events, because they were all in the soap opera television industry. Kelly said they saw one another, “all the time.” Kelly and Mark are fans of the ‘new and improved’ Lisa R.
Remember, Kelly and Lisa also were both up for the co-host position of the hit talk show with Regis Philbin that became ‘Live! With Regis And Kelly.’ Lisa actually discussed it on the show this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Was there competition? According to Kelly, no!
Kelly explained, “I mean we never even saw each other. It’s not like she was in one room and I was in another. It wasn’t like that. It was like she would host the show, then I would host the show.” Kelly hadn’t even realized it came down to them two. She feels that she was the most convenient logistically because she already lived in New York City.
During a round of the game ‘Questionable Behavior,’ Kelly was able to share what burning questions she would ask a few certain Real Housewives:
Dorit Kemsley – “Dorit, why the British accent? I mean, why?”
NeNe Leakes – “Why can’t you and Kim Zolciak bury the hatchet? Bury the hatchet! They were best friends!”
Sheree Whitfield – “When is the athletic wear line coming out? When are the joggers coming out?” Kelly’s husband Mark Consuelos added, “I want the capris. I want the ‘She by Sheree’ capri pants.”
LuAnn De Lesseps – “Has she been able to find an apartment?” Apparently Kelly and Mark have been following this on the local news.
I love when people have known the Real Housewives for a long time and can talk about memories with them. It’s cool that Kelly and Lisa go way back! I watched their soap opera shows! Did you? I think Kelly should keep making appearances on WWHL, because I think she’s hilarious. She’s one of my favorite talk show hosts in the industry. I actually went to a taping of “Live! With Kelly And Michael” and I had a blast. (I have a coffee mug from it!) Plus, how cute are Kelly and Mark? They are couple goals!
Watch this funny clip of Kelly discussing Real Housewives!
Thoughts on Kelly’s questions for those Real Housewives? Did you know that Kelly and Lisa go way back? Share below!
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