Kelly Ripa Admits She Ditched Her Old Skinny Jeans Amidst Pandemic: ‘One Of The Blessings Of COVID’

Kelly Ripa was joined by guest co-host and husband Mark Consuelos for the Wednesday episode of 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and they discussed the challenges of not fitting into old clothing.

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Kelly Ripa, 51, is ditching her skinny jeans and accepting her boyfriend jeans. The talk show host and her husband Mark Consuelos, 50, talked about the struggles of the COVID pandemic and how it caused them to no fit into their clothes for a while, when they co-hosted the Dec. 15 episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan. Kelly also admitted that she’s now been getting ready to get rid of some clothes she feels she’ll never or should never wear again.

“Do you know what I finally did? I finally parted with things that were just a pipe dream,” she said while on the show, according to PEOPLE. “You know what I mean? Where you’re like, ‘I’m not doing it anymore? This is a thing of the past. This is never going to happen for me again and TikTok says it’s inappropriate for me to wear these things.'”

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Kelly Ripa is happy with her boyfriend jeans. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

“I have clothing that is older than my kids and they are some of the best pieces of clothing I have,” she continued. “I will never part with them even if it means I have to have them restitched at times. Sometimes I have to have them let out, sometimes I have to have them taken in, which is celebratory. But I never part with anything, ever — that’s not begging to be parted with. I don’t need skinny jeans anymore because my boyfriend jeans now fit like skinny jeans. One of the blessings from Covid.”

Mark responded with, “I like your boyfriend jeans.”

He also discussed how he’s starting to fit into his clothes again, which he’s thrilled about. “I’m very excited. I fit into my jacket that I haven’t been able to fit into my jacket since we started this whole madness a year and a half ago,” he explained. “I started shopping in my closet again.”

Kelly then replied, “Isn’t that that the best?” before saying, “Yeah, we’re all going through it.”

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