She deserves it! After watching Live With Kelly and Ryan all last week, fans were wondering: Where was Kelly Ripa every day? Turns out, the blonde-haired beauty was on vacation, and usually is when she's not on the hit morning talk show.
When Kelly isn't being the perfect TV star that she is, her co-host Ryan Seacrest bravely hosts the show without Kelly by his side. In the past, he's been joined by temporary co-hosts, So You Think You Can Dance star Cat Deeley, Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and Channing Tatum's wife, Jenna Dewan, to name a few.
It seems Kelly tends to take her vacation time during the summer months or school breaks mostly. She took to social media over the weekend to share that she was away with her husband, Mark Consuelos. She posted a photo of him in the pool with the caption, "Comin' up for air #NoFilter." He reciprocated with a photo of her in the ocean with the caption, "Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave."
Kelly was also previously on vacation in June and took another trip in late July into early August. If the former All My Children star isn't missing from Live With Kelly and Ryan for leisure time with her husband and kids, she's likely home sick or has another family obligation like a school outing for example.
When Kelly previously missed work for the first time with Ryan as her co-host last year, he took to social media to joke about her absence. "First day with @KellyRipa on vaca and I already forgot to protect my cup from the confetti. We miss u already," the American Idol star captioned a photo of his coffee mug filled with confetti.
However, it's clear when Kelly isn't on the ABC set that she misses Ryan a ton. During one of her recent trips, she shared a poolside photo of a blow-up swan float with a funny caption. "This fool's been giving me side eye for hours. Help @ryanseacrest bring cake!!!!" she wrote. We're glad Kelly's back — we missed her bubbly attitude every morning!