Kelly Ripa proved she’s still keeping it real as she shared how she’s living life indoors while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Live with Kelly and Ryan host got very candid on social media over the weekend as she showed off her gray hair after seemingly stepping out of the shower.
The 49-year-old beauty proudly showed off her natural hair in the photo she shared with her 2.7 million followers via Instagram stories on Sunday, just one day before returning to work on the ABC morning show with a remote show from her home.
The photo, which can be seen via Entertainment Tonight, was actually a mirror selfie and showed the mom of three as she gave her hair a severe center parting to reveal that her natural hair color is now gray.
Kelly shot the selfie in the mirror from a high angle on her iPhone. She made sure her face was covered by the device, though she pointed her phone upward at her hair for a close-up of her roots as she held on tight with her manicured nails.
While the majority of her shoulder-length hair was still the signature golden blond color fans have seen the beauty sport for years, a few centimeters on either side of her parting were a light gray.
The snap appeared to be taken after the star took a shower, as Kelly’s hair was slightly wet. She also seemed to be sporting a white towel wrapped around her body.
She posted a jokey caption alongside the candid photo as the star poked a little fun at her gray hairs peeking through. Kelly appeared to suggest that she hasn’t been able to get her hair done and touch-up her roots in at least a week due to the strict rules that New Yorkers must stay indoors amid the coronavirus crisis to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
The daytime talk show host drew a long, glowing arrow to her center parting, and wrote, “root watch week one.”
The former soap star has been keeping it very real on social media recently as she rides out the coronavirus pandemic in the Big Apple, which is one of the most affected areas in the U.S.
As The Inquisitr reported earlier this month, the star gave her millions of fans an inside look at herself getting Botox injections in a series of videos and photos posted to Instagram stories as she joked about a different pandemic she was facing.
Kelly has since used social media to give fans a look at how she, co-host Ryan Seacrest, and show producer Michael Gelman have been preparing to take part in a remote broadcast of Live with Kelly and Ryan from their homes in New York City.