Kelly Ripa Reacts to Huge Personal News on Instagram: ‘Tears Are Literally Streaming Down My Face’

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Kelly Ripa is a talk show host, an actress and a television producer. And now, she can add New York Times bestselling author to her resume.

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host released her first-ever book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, last month. Fans and critics alike have been loving her debut memoir, which consists of funny, relatable and honest short stories about the daytime talk show host.

On Instagram this week, Ripa shared the exciting news that her book has become a New York Times bestseller and claimed the number two spot on the list.

Alongside a picture of her book cover, she wrote a heartfelt message that read: “Words cannot properly express my gratitude to YOU, yes YOU dear reader! Tears are literally streaming down my face. Writing this book was hard. So many hours of self doubt and second guessing led to this…..a New York Times bestseller! Wow. Thank you readers of Live Wire!!.”

The comments section was filled with congratulatory messages from longtime fans and close friends of Ripa—including her number-one supporters. Her husband, Mark Consuelos, wrote underneath the post, “So proud!!! I had no doubt!!!” with numerous red heart emojis. 

Her eldest son, Michael, also commented, “Proud of you mom. You deserve this!!!” Even her daughter, Lola, showed her love and support in the comments, writing, “So proud of you!!!! [crying emojis] woot woot!!!!”

Just a week ago, the All My Children actress shared a snapshot of the touching message she received from Michael on her book release. 

On her Instagram Story, Ripa posted a screenshot of the text messages her son sent. Michael texted three encouraging messages in a row, which read, “Mom…major congratulations on your book!!! It’s all the more impressive because I saw firsthand all the work you put into it. Enjoy this moment!!! You earned every second!”

Michael Consuelos's text message to his mother, Kelly Ripa.
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Congratulations on achieving such a big milestone, Kelly!

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