Ryan Seacrest Cried During His Man of Honor Speech at Sister Meredith’s Wedding: “I Was So Nervous”

Ryan Seacrest man of honorKelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are pictured during the production of "LIVE with Kelly" in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Photo: David M. Russell//Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution ©2016 Disney ABC. All Rights Reserved.

He has no problem hosting New Year’s Eve in Times Square, but forget about his sister’s wedding. Beloved television host Ryan Seacrest joined Kelly Ripa to co-host Live with Kelly this week, and detailed what it was like to recently serve as the man of honor in his sister Meredith’s wedding.

“My only sibling got married,” Seacrest, 41, shared Wednesday. “She tapped me to be the man of honor, so immediately, I panicked. It means you’re the lead bridesmaid. I became the sister my sister never had.”

The On Air with Ryan Seacrest host then detailed what was expected of him. “The first duty was to host the bachelorette party,” he recalled. “So I had to take 17 women to Napa Valley.” He paid. (“I put it on the AmEx,” Seacrest joked.)

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On the day of the actual wedding, the bridesmaids appeared at Seacrest’s hotel room, where they got ready. “We took this photo before the big ceremony,” he noted of a group shot. “There I am blending right in with my sister Meredith.”

Then came the ceremony. During the nuptials, Seacrest was required to fluff this sister’s train. “I couldn’t figure out what was the tail of the veil or the tail of the train,” he complained as Ripa called it out as a “rookie mistake.” But that wasn’t the most difficult task for Seacrest.

“The biggest pressure was honestly, Kelly, I was so nervous about giving a speech in front of 110 people and in front of her and her husband,” he reflected. “She’s literally my best friend… And in the middle of it, I cried and I turned my back on everybody.”

The E! News personality told the bride to avoid eye contact with him as he finished delivering his speech. Seacrest adorably recalled highlights from the heartwarming moment, which ended with the man of honor telling his new brother-in-law: “Welcome to the family. I love you.”

There was also something else that Seacrest loved about his sister’s newlywed status. “What I loved about this wedding, my sister’s younger and my mom thought I would be the first,” he joked. “So I’m good for a year. And if they have a kid, two years.”

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Esther Lee
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Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.