Kelly Ripa (Hayley, ALL MY CHILDREN) marked a major milestone — she celebrated 15 years co-hosting her syndicated morning talk show!
Friday’s episode of LIVE! WITH KELLY & MICHAEL commemorated Ripa’s 15th anniversary with the show, which was co-hosted by Regis Philbin when she came on board back in 2001. As part of the special episode, Ripa was congratulated by her husband, Mark Consuelos (Mateo), and then her children, followed by a montage of wonderful family moments from the past including new babies, holiday celebrations and more!
As part of the festivities, Disney Chairman-CEO Bob Iger came out to present her with a little Tinkerbell-shaped statue to congratulate her on 25 years of service to the Disney corporation. Because before she joined LIVE! WITH REGIS & KELLY, she spent 10 years as Hayley on AMC.
Although technically Ripa was due this award two years ago, since she was actually on AMC for 12 years, you can still watch her tearful reaction to the honor right here.
Congratulations to Ripa on reaching this impressive milestone, and we look forward to seeing her on our televisions for many years to come!
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