The pair brought out "America's new super couple" — their dogs!


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Ripa and Seacrest decided to introduce viewers to “America’s new super couple,” as Ripa called them, on Friday, bringing their dogs to the stage for a meet and greet with the audience.

Seacrest had his “little girl,” 3-year-old Georgia, on hand, while Ripa’s son Joaquin, 14, brought out the family’s “old lady” Chewie, 13.

The move elicited lots of “awws” from the audience, and a rousing round of applause when Seacrest had his pup sit and stay for the crowd.

The newly minted Live host welcomed black Lab Georgia — who’s named for his home state — in 2014. At the time, he told Ellen DeGeneres he planned to bring his pup to work from time to time, and has obviously made good on that promise.

“I had dogs in relationships, and then they end and the dogs would go,” he added during that chat. “This is my first dog. My very own dog.”

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Ripa’s Shih Tzu joined her family in 2007, and from the start, she and husband Mark Consuelos made their three children promise they’d pitch in with doggie duty.

“We told them up front, ‘If we’re going to get this dog, this is your dog,’ ” she told PEOPLE in 2010. (With Joaquin’s Friday morning appearance with Chewie, it seems he’s kept his promise, too.)

After lots of laughs and an obligatory “This show has gone to the dogs!” from Ripa during their segment, the hosts’ final day of their first week together returned to normal.