"I liked the way I felt, I liked the way I sort of looked, and I was like "I think I'm just gonna stick with it" and that was sort of it", Ripa continued. And I was like, 'It gives you wrinkles.' And that was the thing that was really terrifying [laughs].
It's hard to imagine Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos being incompatible in any way, but the talk show host joked about the one way in which she and her husband are misaligned: their hand-holding styles. "It really was not that".
But Kelly said shes gotten a ton of questions from people about why she gave up drinkingway more than when she stopped smoking.More news: Former Head Coach Charlie Strong Expected to Join Alabama's Staff
The decision to stay sober came easily to Ripa because of how much better she felt about herself.
Kelly Ripa hasn't had a drink in nearly three years at this point, but her new-found sobriety wasn't intentional - even if her co-host Ryan Seacrest likes to blame himself for the decision. "I did a sober month - all my girlfriends did it, we all did it together - and I just never went back to it", Ripa, 49, explained.
"If she wants to get a job, I think that that she can have a Postmates account", Ripa dished.More news: Australian passenger train derails outside Melbourne, people feared trapped in wreckage
"It's so important, and you don't realize it until you make those changes, and you're suddenly like, 'Oh my god, I feel so great, ' " she says.
The television personality added that she wasn't a "heavy drinker" before the challenge and admitted to People, "I wasn't someone who got drunk - but even like two glasses of wine at a girl's night out dinner; I would feel it the next morning". Alcohol just wasn't serving her anymore and she had no desire to do it anymore, he said.
Ripa's sobriety may have come unintentionally but that wasn't the case when she tried to ditch her habit of smoking cigarettes.More news: Turkey: Businessman Osman Kavala arrested
"Nobody ever asked me why. People with plant-based diets - these are foods that don't break down easily, your body has to work for it", she says. Im not comparing cigarettes to alcohol, but for me it was just like, I dont do that anymore. I didnt feel hungover.