Kelly Ripa Bares It All On Sex Life, Botox, Work Struggles, And More In New Book


Everyone knows Kelly Ripa is unashamed about sharing tidbits about her marriage and sex life, and people have accepted her for who she is. In the mind of sharing, she recently talked about her early struggles at work. She sat down in an exclusive interview with People to discuss her new book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, and how it came to be.

She revealed Andy Cohen advised her to journal in case she needs to write a book, “I started about 15 years ago, he said to me ‘You should journal because you gonna wanna write a book one day’ and I said ‘Never, I will never write a book. Not everybody needs to write a book.’ And then here I am. I can officially say everyone now has written a book.”


Kelly talks about her struggles at work


In the interview, she talked about having to fight for basic amenities at work while considering that she started in 2001— a time when women’s workplace growth wasn’t as fast as men’s. “The biggest misconception is that it all came easily,” Kelly started. “People think I just showed up one day and was handed a job and I lived happily ever after and now everything’s perfect. But it never is that way.”


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“I don’t want to feel like I’m slamming anyone or that I’m being disrespectful. But I also want people to know it was not a cakewalk,” she continued, “It took years to earn my place there and earn the things that are routinely given to the men I worked with. Including an office and a place to put my computer. Those were really basic things but were not basic for me because those were things I really had to fight for.”

The All My Children star is unashamed about getting Botox


The Live with Kelly and Ryan cohost unabashedly talked about her struggles with beauty when she got to her forties, she even considered quitting her job. “I thought really honestly at forty years old, I was the only one aging,” she said. “And I kept saying I need to quit my job because it’s too early in the morning, it’s too much reading, it’s too much work, I live in anxiety and it’s too much makeup and it’s weighing on me and I’m just looking older than everybody else.”

Until she realized everybody else was into botox, “Meanwhile, there are procedures that people have done and once you start talking about you are having done, people become very open about what they are having done and then you start trading doctors.”


Kelly won’t cease to be unconventional in her approaches, “You know at the end of the book, I put in all my doctors so that people can reach out to them if they want because I think it’s important.” Finally, she wants everyone to be open as she is, “At least if you are in the New York area, if there’s anyone you see that’s good, you should be generous about that information.”

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