Kelly Ripa Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The "Live with Kelly & Michael" host gave an emotional acceptance speech.

ByABC News
October 12, 2015, 4:40 PM

— -- Today, "Live with Kelly & Michael" host Kelly Ripa was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ripa, 45, posted a picture of her star with the caption, "The official star. Thank you to everyone for this extraordinary honor. #walkoffame."

The honor coincides with Ripa's 15th year as host on "Live." Earlier this year Ripa won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

On hand to introduce Ripa was fellow ABC host Jimmy Kimmel, and Ripa's husband Mark Consuelos was there to congratulate her.

"You have to surround yourself with people that are better than you and that's what I've managed to do in my career," she said. "I joined this incredible acting community in 'All My Children,' and it was a brilliant ensemble cast. Then I got to sit next to Regis Philbin, who taught me how to be a story teller."

She continued, "Now, I get to share my mornings with my Michaels. Both Gelman...and of course, nothing makes me happier than starting my day with my Michael Strahan, who has made me a better person."