Live With Kelly: Caroline Rhea Interview


Caroline Rhea: Competitive with Kelly Ripa

Actress and comedienne Caroline Rhea joined Nick and Kelly for an interview on “Live With Kelly” August 2. Kelly and Caroline have taken spin class together, and they explained that they both get very competitive. Kelly said that Caroline has actually hit her while they were spinning side-by-side. In fact, they are so competitive that they try to get ahead of each other– even though their bikes are stationary! Caroline said, “any time, any charity– I will beat you!”

Caroline Rhea: Parenting Advice for Nick Lachey

Caroline Rhea: Live With Kelly

Caroline Rhea discussed motherhood on "Live With Kelly" August 2. (lev radin /


Caroline has a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Ava, so she had plenty of good parenting advice for expectant father Nick. Firstly, she taught him the one phrase he will need to memorize, which she wrote on a cue card: “Whatever you say.” Caroline suggested that Nick say this to Vanessa all the time, if he knows what’s good for him!

When Vanessa is crowning, Caroline also said to tell her “no, the baby does not make you look fat.” This had Nick nervous, because he’s still not sure if he’s going to peek “down there” during the delivery. Caroline’s advice was, if you ever want to get romantic again, “no looky!”

Caroline Rhea: Parenthood is a Life Changer

In all seriousness, Caroline explained that parenthood is something that changes a person’s life forever. She said that before her daughter, she thought that she had a great life, but becoming a mother put everything “in technicolor.” Ava “owns” Caroline, and she does whatever her daughter wants!


Right now, Caroline said that Ava is very into candy, dancing, and Adele. She always wants to listen to Adele’s hit song “Someone Like You,” but Caroline can’t take it because it’s so sad! She suggested that Nick make a lullaby album after his son is born, and Nick liked the idea. However, he said that first, he should make sure that his lullabies put his son to sleep!

Caroline is bringing her stand-up routine to McCurdy’s Comedy Theater in Sarasota, Florida from August 10-12, 2012. Be sure to catch more of Caroline’s comedy if you’re in the Sunshine State!


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