Kelly Ripa jokes that video calls really feel “near infidelity.”

Down and dirty! Kelly Ripa joked about why virtual interviews sometimes feel like they are cheating on their husband, Mark Consuelos.

“I love being with you, even if it’s a strange facility in my bedroom,” said 50-year-old Ripa Jimmy Fallon during her Wednesday February 3rd appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “I feel like this comes as close to infidelity as I ever will be.”

The Live With Kelly and Ryan Cohost stated that she hoped zoom chats from her family’s home would be a thing of the past by 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Andrew H. Walker / BEI / Shutterstock

“I think I thought 2021 was like the sequence in The Wizard of Oz where they are in black and white and then the house lands and they open the door and everything is in color,” she explained. “I think I thought 2021 was going to happen and then when it’s over we can all come out guys and play in the park. [But] it’s pretty much the same. “

Although the way she interviews celebrities has changed over the past year, Ripa and her cohost have Ryan Seacrest, still doing their morning show work. In fact, the All My Children alum is celebrating its 20th anniversary live this year.

Ripa announced that she feels she was at the top of the hit show for “only three years” so she doesn’t understand why it’s a “big deal”.

However, the former soap star pondered the reason she almost stopped hosting the talk show and said it had to do with her family.

“My only concern [in taking the gig] was that I was pregnant with our daughter Lola very early and nobody knew, “Ripa told Fallon, 46.” Nobody knew. Mark and I knew and no one else knew. “

Kelly Ripa jokes about why video calls feel close to infidelityKelly Ripa Erik Pendzich / Shutterstock

The New Jersey’s reluctance came after learning that a clairvoyant was on the show when she was just a “fill-in host”, unaware that the cohost spot might become permanent.

“They said, ‘There will be a clairvoyant and she will give you a reading if you don’t mind because we’re doing a clairvoyant week,” Ripa recalled. “I said to Mark, ‘I have to cancel, I can’t. ‘He says,’ Oh what do you think a clairvoyant is going to find out you’re pregnant? ‘

The Hope & Faith alum shared by Michael, 23, Lola, 19 and Joaquin, 17 with Consuelos, 49, was nervous, adding, “She found out I was pregnant in three seconds! “

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