Kelly Ripa was born on 2 October 1970, in Stratford, New Jersey USA, and is a dancer, actress, television producer and talk show host, probably best known for her appearances portraying Hayley Vaughan in “All My Children” – a soap opera – from 1990, followed by another project she had – “Hope & Faith” – which ran from 2003. She is also the co-host of the morning talk show entitled “Live! With Kelly and Ryan”. Kelly has been active in the industry since 1986.
Wealth from Television and Film
How rich is Kelly Ripa? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $100 million, earned through success in her numerous projects in television and film. She also does a lot of hosting work, and owns a production company called Milojo alongside her husband. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Making Steps Towards a Career in Acting and HostingKelly grew up in a Roman Catholic family and at a young age, she studied ballet. She also learned to play the piano at a young age and would later attend Eastern Regional High School. During her time there, she was a cheerleader and it was then that she was encouraged to pursue acting by her drama teacher. She then started to appear in various local theatre productions and was discovered while performing as a part of the production “The Ugly Duckling”. After matriculating, she attended Camden County College, but soon dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
She started getting various local television gigs and started to get national exposure when she became a dancer of the show “Dancin’ On Air” as well as “Dance Party USA”. She initially intended to work as a broadcaster but would then get her first major acting role in 1990 which she was cast as the troubled party girl Hayley Vaughan in “All My Children”, through to 2002, staying with the show for 12 years. She would then became a replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford for “Live! With Regis” which she exhibited strong chemistry with her co-host. She would stay with the show until Philbin’s last day in 2011, and would then become the head of the show, which was re-titled to “Live! With Kelly”, but also had a rotating lineup of co-hosts, including Mario Lopez, Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris and Martin Short. Eventually, Michael Straham would become her new regular co-host. In 2017, Michael Strahan was replaced by Ryan Seacrest, and their talk show was re-named to “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.While working on her own talk show, from 2003 she also had work with the television show “Hope & Faith”, in which she had the role of ex-soap star Faith Fairfield to 2006. She also had a role in the film “Marvin’s Room”, in which she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep.
The Family of Kelly Ripa
Ripa married Mark Consuelos in 1996, one year after their meeting on the set of “All My Children”; they now have three children of their own. The couple founded their own production company entitled Milojo after the names of their three children, and produced the Emmy-nominated documentary “The Streak”, which is a the story of the Brandon High School’s wrestling team’s 34-year winning streak. They also produced the series entitled “Homemade Millionaire”, which was hosted by Kelly. Other projects have included “Off the Rez” which was premiered on TLC and at the Tribeca Film Festival.
May the FOURTH be with you. ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/ZTtLQT3XsC
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) May 4, 2017
A Bikini Body Created By an Unusual Diet
Ripa recently posted on Instagram a picture of her in a bikini, which was criticized by various people solely because of her age – 47!. She was later defended by her husband who told the press that she commits a lot to exercise and diet which shows great results. She later mentioned that her diet consists of high-alkaline which focuses on a lot of vegetables, frequently eating such as kale, kiwi, bell pepper, beets and broccoli. She also avoids a most acidic food, including sugar, yogurt, and fish.
The diet started after she was completed a seven day cleanse, which lead her to learning more about the diet from celebrity nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre. According to her, the diet is very manageable, and it doesn’t leave you hungry. She does her diet which is alkaline and primarily vegan, but with several adjustments including drinking coffee and occasionally eating fish.
Kelly is also reported to be extremely dedicated to workouts, and often goes to dance classes with a lot of women similar to her age. According to her, it helps her stay in shape physically and it also helps with her emotional well-being. She continues to post various beach-outing photos with her family on social media websites such as Instagram.