Ryan Seacrest Attends 2023 Oscars With Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos After Announcing ‘Live’ Exit

Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest

Kelly Ripa had her soon-to-be former live co-host on one arm and her future co-host on the other at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday. The 52-year-old TV personality arrived at the Dolby Theaters in Los Angeles, California with Ryan Seacrest and her husband, Mark Consuelos. 

The trio posed on the champagne carpet and looked absolutely stunning. Ripa wore a black, floor-length, sheer black gown, while Seacrest was dapper in a Brunello Cucinelli black chevron solar tuxedo and accessories. As for Consuelos, he looks debonair in a sharp tuxedo. This public appearance comes just a few weeks after Seacrest announced that he would be leaving Live With Kelly And Ryan Seacrest in the spring after six seasons and that Consuelos will replace him as Ripa’s co-host.

See How Mark Consueos And Ryan Seacrest Talked About Their Dynamics And Situation 

Reporters also stated that Ryan Seacrest has been contemplating leaving the show for years and has been very conflicted. He truly loves working with Kelly and the Live crew. However, with American Idol’s upcoming season filming in Los Angeles and other opportunities he felt leaving the show was the correct thing to do. The sources added that choosing Mark as Kelly’s new co-host was easy. The network and Kelly wanted to avoid her and a new co-host not hitting it off. Mark and Kelly have hosted before and it’s always gone well with fan reaction.

It was revealed at the time that Mark Consuelos will replace Ryan Seacrest, who first joined ‘Live’ in 2017. Consuelos, who had been married to Ripa since May 199, joked about working with his wife every day saying he is feeling great about the new gig. Mark seems to be very excited to tackle a new sort of role. The Riverdale actor is about to start the show in April.