Kelly Ripa Speaks About Quitting Drinking With Husband Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa is opening up about why she and husband Mark Consuelos decided to go sober.

The couple gave up drinking three years ago and aren’t shy to admit it.

“We did both quit drinking almost three years ago,” she told Parade. “Not that we were sitting around drinking day and night, but I think that there is something about like clean living — maybe that’s what did it. Maybe that’s the difference.”

She also spoke about it on her own show Live with Kelly and Ryan explaining, “They are saying Americans bought less wine in the last year. It’s the first drop in a quarter of a century. Now, I believe this is because I quit drinking, that I caused this slip. I have influenced the market.”

She later joked that she made up at least “25 percent” of alcohol sales before she chose to stop drinking.

“I’m not saying I’ve driven people [out of drinking alcohol] I’m saying I stopped buying wine and there’s a … dip,” she quipped at the time.

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