Carrie Ann Inaba Co-Hosts “Live With Kelly” – WATCH VIDEO!
As Gossip Cop has reported, the talk show is in the market for a new co-host since Michael Strahan left the program to join “GMA.” Ripa has expressed interest in being paired with a female, but virtually all of the fill-ins so far have been men. But Inaba, who has subbed in the past, is getting to sit next to Ripa on Monday AND Tuesday this week.
On today’s edition the two enthusiastically walked out holding hands, and then shared a hug and kiss after they sat down. Ripa went on to mention Inaba’s “smokin’ hot fiance,” which took the “Dancing with the Stars” judge by surprise, as they aren’t engaged. “That’s the plan, though,” she said, hoping Ripa’s comment was a good omen.
Ripa further told Inaba, “We love having you here, and welcome back.” But the conversation turned serious when Ripa noted they had a taped show on Friday, so this was her first chance to address the police shooting in Dallas. Ripa encouraged everyone to look around and realize that everyone is “99.999 percent good.”
Inaba then gave Ripa credit for bringing so much “joy” each morning amid times of tragedy. She explained, “That’s what this is all about. The mornings here are all about remembering that we all love each other, we have fun, and it’s okay, and let’s all be uplifting and loving.”
The co-hosts’ chat later delved into Hamilton, belly fat, and Inaba’s pet raven. Check out the full video below!