Kelly Ripa Is Still Missing from ‘Live’ Today & Here’s Who Is Filling in for Her

Kelly Ripa is officially two for two this week when it comes to being absent on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Yup, just one day after she was noticeably MIA from the morning show, we woke up to see that she did not return for today’s episode as we had hoped.

ICYMI: We learned of Ripa’s absence Monday morning when producers shared a behind-the-scenes video on Live’s official Instagram account. The video not only confirmed that the 50-year-old actress was not on set, but it also introduced her temporary replacement: TV personality Maria Menounos.

And it looks like she’s covering for the All My Children alum again today. On Tuesday, producers shared another backstage clip just moments before Live started filming Tuesday’s episode. In the footage, we see Menounos and co-host, Ryan Seacrest (looking chic in his black glasses), making their way to their seats on set. “@mariamenounos is back as guest cohost!” the post’s caption read.

And this isn’t the first time this year Ripa’s had someone cover for her. In fact, the actress previously left Seacrest with a special guest co-host: Ali Wentworth. And before that, Seacrest was MIA for multiple episodes, which forced Ripa to run the show on her own as well as with a variety of guest sit-ins including Anderson Cooper.

We guess we’ll wait and see if Kelly makes her big return tomorrow.

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