April 23, 2012 – “Private Practice” star Kate Walsh dropped by “Live! With Kelly” this morning to chat with Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Jesse Palmer.
Ripa quickly dove in to discuss Walsh’s nude cover of “Shape” magazine. Walsh said she was “nudish” and actually “wearing a little thong.”
In the photo, Walsh is sitting down, strategically crossing her arms and legs to cover her most delicate and private parts. Palmer gushed over the picture, saying, “On behalf of all the men in America, thank you for doing the shoot.”
The group laughed and Palmer followed up by asking Walsh what made her decide to bare it all.
Walsh said, “First of all, I didn’t think anybody would ever ask. I was like, sure, I should say yes, because it will probably never happen again. I thought it was kind of terrifying. I just thought of it like bungee jumping or something, like, why not? [Not bungee jumping naked.] But honestly, all joking aside, I was like, alright I’m in my forties, I feel great and I kind of want to message that out.”
Ripa told Walsh she looks amazing and also teased that in addition to everything else she is on “Private Practice” with one of the great loves of her life, Taye Diggs. Walsh quickly replied, “He may be the love of a lot of peoples’ lives.”
Palmer jumped in and added, “A lot of women would be jealous because not only do you have Taye Diggs, but Benjamin Bratt is another, you get to make out with both of these guys.”
Walsh smiled and said, “Pretty good deal. I have it in my contract.”
Walsh’s “Private Practice” character, Addison, finally got the one man she’s been waiting for all of her life at the end of last week’s episode: a brand new baby boy. Plus, she shared some pretty hot kisses with Jake that were followed by an unexpected lip lock with Sam.
Addison and Sam have long been at odds because Sam doesn’t want to have any more kids. Meanwhile, Jake worked hard to medically give Addison the baby she’s always wanted and sparks have been flying between them.
Walsh didn’t give any indication as to which man Addison is going to lean toward for the rest of the season. One thing is certain, a baby is most likely going to hold a lot of her attention and keep her love life at bay.
According to previews for tomorrow’s all new episode, Jake tells Sam that he and Addison kissed. It doesn’t look like Sam takes the news very well. It’ll be interesting to see how both of the men react to baby Henry. Their response alone could tell Addison’s heart which way to lean…
“Private Practice” airs Tuesdays at 10 PM EST on ABC.