LIVE With Kelly and Ryan host Kelly Ripa has been accused of lying by fans after she said she remembered something from 14 years ago.
Her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was shocked that she could remember a detail about the show from that long ago.
ABCKelly Ripa remembered a caller from 2009, who they gave a make-over to[/caption]
ABCRyan Seacrest asked how she remembered that and almost tapped her head[/caption]
On Thursday’s show, the hosts played Grow For It Spring Trivia.
Today’s caller was Sheila Menge from Wood-Ridge, NJ.
After Ryan asked her how she was doing, Kelly asked her if she had seen her before.
“You look familiar,” the host said, as a picture of the guest was shown on the screen.
“Let’s say this,” the caller said. “Back in 2009, you guys did a make-over for me.”
“Oh my Gosh!” Kelly said, sitting up in her chair and throwing her arms up.
Ryan freaked out and yelled: “What is going on in that head of yours that you remember that?”
“Pluto is entering Aquarius,” Kelly said. “And Pluto has given me my memory back.”
“Somehow….” Ryan said, shocked.
“The memory is back!” he said. “Well, great. Good to have you back with us.”
He joked: “I too thought you looked familiar.”
Ryan was not on the show at that point, as it was still Kelly and Regis Philbin.
The Live! host then went on with the game as Kelly looked proud of herself.
However, some fans thought it was production interfering and that she was lying about remembering him.
“@LiveKellyRyan No way that Kelly remembered the game player today. Obvious staff vetting her. Why lie?” tweeted one viewer.
It shouldn’t have shocked Ryan that Kelly remembered that detail because they have such a close relationship.
They flexed their friendship on the show earlier this week.
Kelly and Ryan suffered a wardrobe blunder as they labeled themselves “lumbersexuals.”
Early on in the show, the American Idol host divulged the details of his relationship with the former soap opera actress and how it’s evolved.
“We’ve become closer and closer to the same person with every minute that goes by,” Ryan said before he showed “evidence” that supported his statement.
The radio host then shared a snap of him and the All My Children alum in almost matching outfits.
In the photo, both Ryan and Kelly wore plaid shirts, jeans, and gray shoes.
The only differing factor in the shirts that the media personalities wore was their color; Ryan’s shirt was red and blue, and Kelly’s was straight dark gray.
“This is proof that we’ve become one,” Ryan said as he referenced the pic.
“That’s how we both came into work today, literally the same outfit.”
Kelly joked that she and Ryan were “lumbersexuals” since they were both dressed as a stereotypical lumberman.
She also noted that they had the “same size feet.”
Kelly’s eyes appeared sad as she and Ryan opened up about their friendship despite her smiling.
Meanwhile, Ryan looked joyous, making the most of his time left on Live!
The Live! hosts enjoy their trivia session every episode and sometimes it gets out of hand.
Earlier this week, Kelly shocked fans by calling Ryan a “monster” for making a NSFW comment on air.
On Monday, the talk show hosts introduced a new game, Grow For It Trivia, to kick off the first day of spring.
For the game, the duo was challenged to guess which statement provided by a fan was true or false.
Kelly, 52, and Ryan, 48, asked their caller a series of questions to assist them in the guessing game, with only one minute to answer.
The competing statements were: “I have a treehouse in my yard that sleeps two adults,” and “I have a 50 foot long butterfly garden.”
They tried to get more intel by taking turns with their questions, though Ryan’s were a bit more personal than Kelly’s.
“Did you or your spouse build the treehouse?” Kelly kicked off, to which the caller confirmed they did.
“And was it made for you?” she followed.
“It was made just for us,” the caller replied.
But Ryan attempted to get more details about the supposed treehouse and asked: “And what do you do in the treehouse?”
Kelly looked at her co-host, seemingly taken aback by his prying.
“We climb up the ladder, have a little wine, sleeping bags, and just chill out,” the fan explained.
Ryan smiled and laughed at the contestant’s response before saying, “sounds romantic.”
Kelly defended the caller’s reply to her colleague: “She’s not going to tell you more than that because she’s a lady, you monster.”
Ryan clapped back: “But she’ll tell you. I’ve seen your bond.”
His co-host joked: “Well, no, Rose will tell me off-line what they really get up to up there.”
ABCKelly told the caller, Sheila, that she looked familiar[/caption]
ABCRyan could not believe that Kelly could remember that far back[/caption]
ABCFans accused the host of lying and thought the producers told her about the woman[/caption]