Endorsement deals can make the rich, even richer. Britney Spears got a cool $8 million from Pepsi while George Clooney also broke the bank with his Nespresso deal, cashing in a cool $40 million.
With a net worth of $120 million, it is clear, Kelly Ripa makes a fortune per year, in large part, thanks to her work on Live. However, she also makes extra money thanks to her various endorsement deals. As we’ll reveal in the following, Kelly Ripa doesn’t agree to every collaboration and one offer sticks out for all the wrong reasons.
Along with the failed collab, we’ll also take a look at Ripa’s fortune and how things could’ve gone array for the host. During her early days on Live, Ripa struggled with the role and contemplated leaving the show.
Kelly Ripa Has A Massive Net Worth Of $120 Million But Things Came Close To Not Working Out
Nowadays, when we think of Kelly Ripa, Live instantly comes to mind, given her lengthy run on the morning program. However, although she’s great in the gig, things were different at one point in time. Replacing Kathie Lee Gifford, Ripa felt lots of pressure behind the scenes and wasn’t sure of herself.
She revealed alongside People, “There was a lot of insecurity for all of us, not just myself. When I talk about the job, I talk about myself and all of the people that I work with because it’s quite a group.”
Ripa continues, “I was really contemplating whether or not I should leave the job, And it was a constant drumbeat,” she said. “I was talking about it so much that it started to make my coworkers nervous.”
So how did things change for Ripa? Well, a special note from a fan at a restaurant gave her the confidence to continue on, “A woman approached me and she handed me her business card and she said, ‘I didn’t want to disturb you during your meal, but there’s a note written on the back of the card for you.’ And she said it’s very nice to meet you.'”
The woman thanked Ripa for helping her during a tough time. She was watching Ripa at her mom’s nursing home. Her mother struggled with dementia, and the show helped brighten the mood. This changed Ripa’s entire perception and gave her the strength to continue on.
Kelly Ripa Got A Bizarre Endorsement Offer During Her Pregnancy
With fame and success, comes interest from other companies to endorse their products. We’ve seen that time and time again with various celebrities. However, the timing of this endorsement deal seems very peculiar…
Yes, Kelly Ripa always maintains a great shape, however, she was offered this particular deal during her pregnancy.
Ripa recalls, “Sometimes you get some very strange requests. I remember once when I was pregnant and they asked me if I wanted to do a weight-loss medicine. I was like, ‘I’m just pregnant.'”
As expected, Kelly Ripa turned down the offer. We can just imagine the riot the potential partnership could have caused… In truth, Ripa already has quite the portfolio working alongside top brands, which includes the likes of Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, TD Bank, Electrolux and Rykä. And of course, various charitable causes as well.
Kelly Ripa Recently Thought She Was Pregnant Again
Speaking of pregnancies, Ripa was in for quite the scare during the pandemic. According to the Live host, she thought another child was on the way at one point in time. However, it turned out to be something else.
Ripa revealed alongside Page Six, “I will definitely include that time during the pandemic that I thought my husband got me pregnant,” she stated about her upcoming book.
“I started taking pregnancy tests daily, but then Mark sort of gingerly said, ‘Could there be another reason why you’re not getting your period?’ and me saying, ‘What other reason could there possibly be?’ He really had to walk on eggshells here [by explaining to me that I was probably going through menopause].”
Ripa felt relief about it all, as she didn’t want to have a conversation with her children about another child being on the way.