In the world of Kelly Ripa, even the afterlife is a runway, and her wardrobe game is on point! On a recent episode of Live with Kelly & Mark, the 53-year-old co-host spilled the beans on her unique closet strategy for the great beyond, and let’s just say, it’s as stylish as it gets.
Ripa, always one to plan, confessed to keeping a special dress tucked away in the back of her closet. Why, you ask? Well, so her husband and co-host Mark Consuelos don’t end up dressing her in something, let’s say, “crazy” for her funeral. Talk about being fashion-forward even in the afterlife!
“I’m so fearful if he has to eulogize me,” Ripa confessed on the show. “First of all, at the funeral, it’ll be a buffet of all my least favorite things. It’ll be deviled eggs, it’ll be chicken wings, it’ll be glasses of milk.” Now, that’s a funeral feast fit for a fashionista!
Ever the witty banterer, Consuelos fired back, warning Ripa about the potential consequences of not being nice. “You better be nice now, or I’m going to put you in something crazy!” he playfully threatened. Oh, the fashion drama that awaits even in the afterlife!
But fear not, because Ripa assured her dapper husband that she’s got the outfit situation under control.
“Let me remind you where the outfit hangs. It is labeled, and Lauren knows about it. It’s a Dolce & Gabbana black dress. It’s 10 years old. It’s elegant, it’s gorgeous, it’s black, it’s adorable.” An elegant exit planned down to the last detail – talk about a fashion finale!
This isn’t the first time Ripa has shared her fashion funeral foresight. Back in 2016 on Live with Kelly & Michael, she delved into the backstory.
It all started after an incident where she passed out after giving birth to her first child. Consuelos, being the doting husband, dressed her in what can only be described as a questionable ensemble.
“I was naked when I passed out,” Ripa hilariously recalled. “And in that time, he dressed me. And as they were putting me on a stretcher, I remember pulling the sheet over my head because I didn’t want people to see me dressed this way.” Now that’s a fashion emergency if we’ve ever heard one!
Her outfit of choice at that moment? A green leotard, black sweatpants that rip off, and red pumps. No wonder Ripa decided it was high time to take charge of her posthumous style narrative.
“That’s why I picked out my funeral clothes,” she revealed, reminding us all that even in the face of the great unknown, a girl’s gotta have some say in her ensemble.
So, in the whimsical world of Kelly Ripa, where fashion and humor collide, wardrobe planning doesn’t stop in this lifetime. With a Dolce & Gabbana dress awaiting its grand debut, Ripa proves that when it comes to style, she’s got an exit strategy that’s as fabulous as the outfits hanging in her closet.
Live with Kelly and Mark airs weekdays on ABC, where each episode promises not just laughs but a peek into the ever-stylish mind of the one and only Kelly Ripa. Cheers to a life lived in style and an exit plan with the flair only Ripa can deliver!