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Kelly Ripa shares stunning beach photo during day out with Ryan Seacrest

The Live with Kelly and Ryan star is good friends with her co-host

Hanna Fillingham

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest work together every weekday on Live with Kelly and Ryan, and their friendship is just as strong off camera!

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On Christmas Eve, Ryan celebrated his 46th birthday, and the TV host was inundated with tributes, including one from Kelly.

The All My Children star took to Instagram to share a series of throwback photos of the pair, including one of them having fun on the beach.

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In the picture, Kelly looked stylish dressed in a floral summer dress while Ryan wore a patterned shirt and skinny jeans, while posing with a metal detector.

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In the caption, Kelly wrote: "Happy birthday to @ryanseacrest! May your fondue be as cheesy as these photos. I love you."

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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on the beach

Fans were quick to comment on the pictures, with one writing: "Aww I love this," while another wrote: "You both are goals and I can't wait to watch you next on TV." A third added: "These photos are too cute. What a great friendship and partnership you have."

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Ryan and Kelly have been working together since 2017, and recently got emotional as they opened up about their friendship away from the camera in an interview with ET.

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The Live with Kelly and Ryan co-stars have the sweetest friendship

"What you see of Ryan on the air is the person he is backstage, which is a unique thing," Kelly said.

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"Working with your friend is a great privilege. It is a joy, and I have to say that it is a rare thing to work with a guy who is so authentic and fun and joyful and humble and generous and kind to everyone."

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The co-stars have worked together since 2017

The mother-of-three added: "He just brings joyfulness and enthusiasm and professionalism and authenticity to this place that I'm just so grateful to have here."

Ryan, meanwhile, got emotional as he spoke about the Hope and Faith star. "I'm using every ounce of my energy to fight back tears right now, while she's saying that," he said.

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Fans adore Kelly and Ryan's friendship

"We do a television show, but it's not just a television show. We come in and we literally have our first cup of coffee together and catch up with each other as friends do, and that's the dynamic we hope we have with people who are watching as well."

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