Ali Wentworth shares wild story how her phone was tapped growing up during Watergate

Ali Wentworth shared a very Washington, D.C. story on Wednesday's Live with Kelly and Ryan. The 57-year-old comedian, who is filling in for Ripa as the talk show host tested positive for COVID-19, revealed her family's phones were tapped growing up. Wentworth's mother was social secretary during Ronald Regan's presidency, her father was a reporter for the Washington Post during Watergate and her stepfather was editor and a foreign correspondent for U.K.'s The Sunday Times. "As a kid, our phones were tapped during Watergate because President Nixon thought my stepfather was a spy," Wentworth told a shocked Seacrest. "So my mother sat us all down and said, 'Listen, I just want you to know that you're going to hear clicking on the phones and they're being tapped.'"

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