Why Kelly Ripa Says “Nothing Will Change” After Ryan Seacrest Exits Live

Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Ryan Seacrest got candid about Ryan's departure from Live on the red carpet at the 2023 Oscars. Read on to see what the trio had to say.

By Alexandra Bellusci Mar 13, 2023 12:30 AMTags

It's live with Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Ryan Seacrest

The trio took to the red carpet at the 2023 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles March 12, a month after the American Idol host announced he would be departing Live With Kelly and Ryan in April.

"It's bittersweet," Ryan admitted to Vanessa Hudgens during ABC's red carpet show. "We have such a great relationship and friendship and working relationship."

As for who will be filling the seat beside Kelly? The other part of their Oscars trio—none other than her husband of 26 years.

"Mark is going to take over," Ryan continued. "And he and I have the same kind of relationship. So it's going to be an exciting last few weeks. And a lot to come."

Mark chimed, "You're not done yet," to which Ryan echoed his sentiments replying, "I'm not done yet."

Meanwhile, Kelly has hope and faith that nothing will change between the besties. 

"We keep saying, nothing will really change between the three of us," the All My Children alum shared. "It's just Ryan will get to have his coffee later." 

Oscars 2023: Red Carpet Couples

However, Mark is excited to tackle a new kind of role. "I am so excited," the Riverdale actor said. "I start the show on April 17th, which is a Monday. I couldn't be more honored and excited."

As for Ryan, he recently got candid over what he'll miss about the daytime talk show.

"I'll miss being next to Kelly every single day," Ryan exclusively told Carolina Bermudez on the March 9 episode of E! News. "We're extremely close, we're very good friends, we'll remain good friends. But there's that hour of communicating with somebody. You become super excited about doing it. You laugh, and then, of course, you can't remember what you said to each other. So I'll miss that part."

Until then, keep reading to see every couple at the 2023 Oscars…


Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest

The Everything Everywhere All at Once star, who won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar, dazzled in her Dolce & Gabbana gown and was joined by her filmmaker husband. During Live From E!, Jamie shared how she kicked off Oscars morning, including reading The Book of Awakening.

"I do meditation," she said. "I'm a sober person. I talk to people. I communicate with my friends. My husband made me a little breakfast."

Nicole Kimpel & Antonio Banderas

The star of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which is up for Best Animated Feature Film, wore a tuxedo that was purrrrrfection while his girlfriend wore a ravishing red ensemble.

Miles Teller & Keleigh Sperry

The Top Gun: Maverick star and his wife made a stylish landing on the red carpet.

Jeanne Moore & Brendan Fraser

The actor, who is nominated for his lead role in The Whale, and the makeup artist were all smiles on the carpet. Just a few weeks before, Jeanne celebrated Brendan's SAG Awards win, writing on Instagram, "Congrats to my incredibly talented man!!! What an incredible honor!!! I am so proud of you!!!"

Hugh Grant & Anna Eberstein

From Notting Hill to the L.A. Oscars, the actor arrived at the Academy Awards with his producer wife, both matching in all-black ensembles.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

No big little lies about it! The Oscar winner, who's been nominated for five Academy Awards so far in her career, and the country music singer appeared to enjoy their date night at the Oscars and kicked off the evening with a kiss on the carpet.

Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller

The actor, who appears in the Oscar-nominated movie The Fabelmans, hit the carpet in a cream-colored jacket, gray trousers and a matching bow tie and was joined by his wife, with the actress donning a green gown.

Mark Consuelos & Kelly Ripa

Live from the Oscars red carpet it's Mark and Kelly!

Alexander Dreymon & Allison Williams

The Girls star turned heads in her Giambattista Valli couture gown as she walked the carpet with her actor fiancé.

Halle Berry & Van Hunt

The Monster's Ball star, who made history as the first Black woman to win an Oscar in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category in 2002, stunned in her Tamara Ralph gown and was joined by her musician love, who wore a dapper tux.

Alyson Sandro & Barry Keoghan

The Banshees of Inisherin actor, who was nominated for his supporting role in the film, rocked a periwinkle suit with flower buttons as he celebrated the Academy Awards with his girlfriend, who dazzled in a black gown.

Sabrina Dhowre Elba & Idris Elba

The Luther star rocked a blue tuxedo jacket while his wife sported a gorgeous green gown.

Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick

While it isn't time to kick off the Sunday shoes just yet, the Footloose actor and the actress were ready to have a good time and celebrate the 2023 Oscars.

Troy Kotsur & Deanne Bray

The actor—who won the Oscar last year for his supporting role in CODA—arrived on the champagne carpet with his wife. During his interview on Live From E!, Troy reflected on his history-making Academy Award, in which he became the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar.

"Well most importantly is when I mentioned that my award was dedicated to the Deaf community, the disabled community and the CODA community, I saw that inspire so many folks, and I believe it's opening many more doors and opportunities," he said. "So I'm seeing much more diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. So that's what was quite inspiring about my moment. And of course, we haven't seen a deaf male actor for quite a while. Ever since Marlee Matlin, the female winner in the '80s. And Marlee said, 'I'm not alone anymore,' which was really touching."

Felicitas Rombold & Daniel Bruhl

The actor, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated film All Quiet on the Western Front, and his wife coordinated in black and white ensembles at the award show.

Marco Perego & Zoe Saldaña

The star of Avatar: The Way of Water, which is nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, rocked a Fendi couture gown and vintage Cartier jewels while her producer husband sported a black tuxedo.

Malala Yousafzai & Asser Malik

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist sparkled in Ralph Lauren and was joined on the champagne carpet with her Mettle Cricket founder husband.

Katie Lowes & Adam Shapiro

Dinner and a movie? How about a snack at the Oscars? The Scandal alum and the Never Have I Ever actor brought a pretzel to the champagne carpet.

Lauren Ridloff & Douglas Ridloff

The Walking Dead star glimmered in her Elie Saab gown, and the poet suited up in a classic tuxedo.

Kathy Crawford & Joel Crawford

The director of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, and his love celebrated Oscars night in style.

David Byrne & Mala Gaonkar

The musician—whose Everything Everywhere All at Once song "This Is a Life" is nominated for an Oscar—and the businesswoman arrived at the event to see if he'll take home his second Academy Award.

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