Kelly Ripa Drops Huge Career News Amid Rumors About Leaving 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'

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  • Kelly Ripa is getting ready to head on tour for her debut book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.

  • The Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host will be visiting Red Bank, NJ, New York City, and Long Island, NY after her book is released on September 27.

  • Famous friends like Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, Lisa Rinna, and her husband, Mark Consuelos, congratulated her in the comments.

After 30 years in Hollywood and over two decades dedicated to Live With Kelly and Ryan, fans have been wondering if Kelly Ripa is planning to leave the daytime show she co-hosts alongside Ryan Seacrest. As of now, Ripa hasn’t said anything about leaving Live, but she is expanding her horizons.

The 51-year-old is making career moves with her new ABC game show Generation Gap. And, in what little time she has to herself, Ripa has spent her off-air hours working on her new book. To add to her ever-growing list of to-dos, the star recently announced on Instagram that she’ll be hitting the road to promote her book.

Ripa’s debut book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories is available for pre-order and is set to be released on September 27 in hardcover, audiobook, and a Kindle edition. To kick off the book tour, Ripa posted an image of the book’s cover to her Instagram account with details of the upcoming tour dates. “Equal parts thrilled and nervous to announce my book tour for LIVE WIRE this fall. A BOOK TOUR. Imagine that,” she captioned the image. “I’ll be joined by some riveting, not to mention sexy guests.”

The collection of Ripa’s real-life stories follows her as a wife, mother, daughter, and professional in the public eye. The book includes intimate details of how she and her husband, Mark Consuelos, met, the prejudice she has experienced on set, her love for her home state of New Jersey, and some hysterically embarrassing moments her fans can’t wait to dig into, according to the book description on Amazon.

Fans shared their excitement for the talk show host. “WOW 💕” wrote one follower, “Done! I cannot wait!!!!! Love some Kelly Ripa!!” wrote another. And famous friends were quick to jump in to congratulate Ripa on the news, too. Talk show host Andy Cohen commented, “THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC!!!” with clapping emojis, television personality Garcelle Beauvais added, “Can’t wait!!!,” and actress Marisol Nichols wrote, “This is amazing!” Others like actress Lisa Rinna chimed in with, “YES PLEASE!!!,” Jenna Dewan added, “This is amazing!!!,” and Bethenny Frankel commented, “I will be there with BELLS ON!”

We’re hoping Ripa’s hint at “sexy guests” will not only include her dashingly handsome husband, but also other celeb buddies. But for now, Consuelos excitedly jumped into the comments to write, “Can’t wait!!!” and even posted a teaser for the tour on his own Instagram account. “Honored and extremely proud to be joining my fave @kellyripa in NJ for her #LiveWire Book Tour!,” he captioned the image.

Ripa first announced the book on her Instagram account in April, revealing its cover and release date. “My husband said writing a book is like giving birth. He’s never done either,” she joked in the caption. “Although, it would be like giving birth if giving birth last 18 months. A labor of love nonetheless. Preorder for those who love long-winded short stories”

Consuelos and Ripa just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary and have always been supporters of each other in their professional and personal lives. Recently, Ripa shared her thoughts on her husband’s newly shaved head for summer amid a worldwide heatwave.

The duo also loves to stay fit and active together. Fans loved seeing photos of the couple rock climbing on vacation in Utah and Colorado.

While we love their love, we can’t wait to get our hands on Ripa’s book, and to see what “sexy guests” make an appearance during the tour!

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