This Is Who Kelly Ripa Calls ‘The Total Package’

Kelly Ripa knows a thing or two about top-notch men. Not only did she marry one, but she gave birth to two of her own. She also works alongside one of the most celebrated personalities in TV history and interviews plenty of A-list actors to boot. Of all these dudes, who did Ripa deem “the total package?”

‘Total package’ men surround Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa on ‘American Housewife’ | Mitch Haaseth via Getty Images

As a co-host on Live for nearly two decades, Ripa’s career revolves around talking people up. She’s great at making light of awkward moments and ensuring guests feel at home in her company.

Ripa’s career started in 1990. She’s most known for playing Hayley on All My Children. That’s where she met her husband, Mark Consuelos, who played Mateo.

Over the years, Ripa guest-starred in a number of roles. Most recently, she appeared on ABC’s American Housewife where she antagonized Katy Mixon’s character, Katie Otto.

Ripa got her cohosting start next to the legendary Regis Philbin on Live after Kathy Lee Gifford left the show. When Philbin left in 2011, NFL player, Michael Strahan took the empty seat. Ryan Seacrest replaced him in 2017.

Clearly Ripa’s had a few good men in her circle through the years, but the girl can hold her own in their company.

Ripa knows a thirst trap when she sees one

Speaking of a “total package,” Ripa’s not shy about the PDA between her and Consuelos. The world thanks you, Ripa, for your “thirst-trap” posts — especially when you’ve been married 23 years and counting.

In a recent post, she said, ” This is your thirst trappy reminder to watch an all NUDE #riverdale TONIGHT on @thecwriverdale 8/7 central,” she wrote. “Did i say nude? I meant new.”

Though the image left many speechless, the comment section is where Ripa came alive.

“Keep it PG,” one person commented, suggesting the picture would embarrass Ripa and Consuelos’s children.

“That’s why I have Instagram,” she said.

It’s not the first time she’s bragged of all the gorgeous men in her life, and won’t be the last (bless you). All that said, Consuelos didn’t win “the total package” title this time around. So who did?

The ‘total package’ is a familiar face

Friday, Nov. 8, Seacrest was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, Ripa showed her support on Instagram.

So proud of you @ryanseacrest not just because of your #rhof induction, but because you are one of the best people I know,” Ripa said. “Kind, talented, smart, generous, funny, authentic. A total package. I’m honored to call you a friend for all these years.”

Seacrest hosts On Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40 as well as his spot next to Ripa on Live With Kelly and Ryan.

“Dreams came true: I was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and I got to meet Dr. Ruth!” he said. He also thanked Jimmy Fallon, who inducted him, and his On Air crew “who make mornings the best part of my day.”

“It’s an honor to do what I do with all of you,” he continued. “Cheers to our alarm clocks and strong coffee!”

The feelings are mutual. Last month, Seacrest posted on Ripa’s behalf when she was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

“It takes real talent to be a best friend and mom to everyone, post @instasuelos thirst traps/clap backs, and still make it to your workout class,” Seacrest wrote on Instagram.

“Congratulations @KellyRipa on your induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame! Thank you for making me and millions of people smile every day.”

There’s a lot of love in Ripa’s world, whether you’re the “total package” or not. But let’s be real — all the men she associates with check that box.