“Working alongside Kelly over the past six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career,” Ryan said in a statement. “She has been an amazing partner, friend and confidant, and although we will always be a part of each other’s lives, I will miss our mornings together.”
Though Kelly’s husband Mark Consuelos will step in to fill Ryan’s shoes, the talk show host revealed she’s certainly going to miss working alongside her pal. “I’m so grateful to have spent the last six years beside my dear friend of too many decades to count and will miss starting my days with Ryan,” Kelly shared in her own statement. “Ryan’s energy, passion and love for entertainment is one-of-a-kind.”
Watch the Oscars March 12 and catch Live with Kelly and Ryan‘s After Oscar Show special March 13 on ABC.
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