Kelly Ripa responded to Justin Bieber’s public declaration of love on Wednesday, joking that she thinks it’s a “cry for help.”

Justin Bieber Reveals “#BigCrush” On Kelly Ripa

On Tuesday, Bieber made his crush on Ripa public, sharing a sexy photo of the talk show host and actress on Instagram with the caption, “Wow Kelly makes me feel some type of way [heart eye emojis] no disrespect I know she’s married! #bigcrush.”

Wow Kelly makes me feel some type of way no disrespect I know she’s married! #bigcrush

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Kelly Ripa Responds To Justin Bieber’s Instagram Post

On Wednesday, Ripa responded to Bieber’s admiration on Live with Kelly and Michael, saying she was flattered by the attention and noting that the photo was from an old magazine photo shoot. “I believe, and Justin, you know I love you… I do believe this is a cry for help,” Ripa joked, causing co-host Michael Strahan to spit out his water laughing. Strahan continued to laugh as Ripa looked straight into the camera to get a direct message to Bieber, saying “Justin, if you need me, I am here, call me. And we will work it out.” 

On a more serious note, Ripa thanked Bieber for his sweet words and for giving her some “street cred” with her daughter, Lola, 14, who is a huge Belieber. “Thank you, Justin. You really gave me tremendous street cred with my daughter, so thank you!” she said.