Kelly Ripa says ‘clean living’ likely helped her quit booze

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Kelly Ripa says she has been more health-conscious as she has gotten older.

So much so, the newly 50-year-old has given up alcohol, according to an interview she provided Parade magazine. And, of course, her famous actor husband Mark Consuelos, 49, has joined her on that journey.

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“We laugh a lot. We live a healthy lifestyle. We did both quit drinking almost three years ago,” Ripa told the celebrity news outlet. “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.”

It isn’t the first time Ripa has opened up about her alcohol-free lifestyle.

In January, Ripa shared she had stopped drinking while discussing plummeting wine sales in the U.S. during a segment for "Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

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"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 dip,” she joked with her co-host Ryan Seacrest. “I have influenced the market."

A month later, Ripa told People magazine she had stopped consuming alcohol during a “sober month” challenge she participated in with her friend.

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“It wasn’t even really a thought process. It felt great, I felt like I looked great, I felt like I didn’t feel hungover," she explained.

Ripa added that kicking alcohol to the curb was much easier than when she gave up smoking 25 years ago.

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Around the same time of revelation as why she quit booze, Ripa became the celebrity ambassador for Persona Nutrition, a Nestlé Health Science company that is focused on promoting health and wellness through a “personalized nutrition program.”

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