Kelly Ripa has developed a very loyal following of fans as the energetic, attractive co-host of the morning show "Live with Kelly & Michael". People who have watched the show know her as someone whose personality brings laughs and can make anyone feel at east but to some celebrities she is more than just a talented co-host. To her co-host Michael Strahan and acting star Vin Diesel she is a great friend who can bring levity to situations and 'shows up' to support friends.
An example of the great type of friend she can be was shown at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities when Michael Strahan was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Two days before the festivities his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Murphy announces to the world that she will not be present at the ceremonies and news leaks that they are breaking up. No one knows if their relationship had ended earlier but some reports indicate that the football player turned announcer was blindsided by the news report.
Who showed up to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame? Kelly Ripa. The entertainment personality added some levity to the proceedings when she blew kisses to her co-star while he was on stage.
Another example of her friendship was revealed by Vin Diesel during his recent appearance on "Live! with Kelly and Michael". The actor disclosed that he knew Kelly Ripa before she joined the morning talk show when he was working as a bouncer at a New York night club. The club allowed him to throw a party years ago and he called her and invited her to the party. She not only showed up at the party, "she tore the party up" in the words of of Vin Diesel and seems to have been a major part of making the party a success.
She is known for her beauty, effervescent personality and popularity as a television personality but to some within the celebrity ranks she is looked at in a manner that is even more valued: as a great friend.