Ryan Seacrest Gets Emotional Over New Baby Niece [Watch]


Ryan Seacrest is a man of many talents, working as everything from the host of American Idol to having his own successful syndicated radio show. But never has he been an uncle…until now.

Seacrest became an uncle on Monday, December 10 when his sister Meredith gave birth to a baby girl by the name of Flora Marie Leach. The adorable little one was born in Nashville and weighed just a little over eight pounds.

“It’s the first little Seacrest in the family,” Seacrest told viewers on Tuesday, December 11 on Live with Kelly and Ryan. “We have a very small family.”

Seacrest then held up a picture of his sister with her new little one.

“I can’t even look at it,” Seacrest told co-host Kelly Ripa. “It makes me cry. The baby has such chubby little cheeks. It’s so cute. I learned so much in the last 24 hours about women and birth.”

And while he had been trying to hold back the tears, Seacrest finally let them fall as Ripa read a group text from his brother in law, especially when he said ‘I’m so proud to be her father.’


Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.