The friends were quite comfortable with one another as they bantered back and forth at the start of the show. The CNN journalist shared that prior to co-hosting with Ripa, he first hosted her and her family at his Connecticut home over the weekend.
The two further showcased their chemistry by attempting the samba, prior to interviewing "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" singer, Gloria Estefan. "We just made a baby," Ripa quipped after Cooper pulled her in close for the dance move.
Cooper did address the rumors that he'll take the job while on Watch What Happens Live! last month. "Listen, I love Kelly and I think Kelly is the heart and soul of that show, and it's gonna go on and continue to be great," he told Andy Cohen. "I'm very happy at CNN. It would be a dream to work with Kelly, but nobody's offering anything."