What a fashion throwback!
During the Tuesday, April 26 Live! With Kelly and Michael episode, Kelly Ripa gushed about her recent 20th anniversary vacation with husband Mark Consuelos — and revealed she wore her original wedding dress for the special occasion!
Kelly (in her wedding dress!) and Mark during their anniversary vacation. (Photo Credit: R/R)
“See that dress?” Kelly, 45, asked the studio audience while photos from her trip with Mark, 46, flashed across a screen. “That’s my wedding dress. And guess what? It still fits!”
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“The story behind the dress is I bought it at the Barney’s Warehouse sale. The dress is 25 years old. My marriage is 20 years old. I didn’t buy it as a wedding dress. I just bought it because it was really pretty, and I wanted to buy something from the Barney’s Warehouse sale," she continued. "I was working on [All My Children]. I didn’t make a lot of money. It was $199 on final clearance sale. ‘Do I eat this week, or do I get this dress.’ Literally, this was the thought process.”
Omg. Here it is. 5/1/96 pic.twitter.com/xL79Qzdalv— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) May 1, 2013
Omg. Here it is. 5/1/96 pic.twitter.com/xL79Qzdalv
“I said to myself, ‘I bet if I buy this maybe it will be an investment piece. Maybe I will wear it more than once.’ I swear to you I wear it constantly. It’s a beach cover up now. I wear it all the time. It was the best $199 I ever spent in my life," Kelly added.
Kelly and Mark married in May 1996 in Las Vegas and are now parents to three kids, Michael, 18, Lola, 14, and Joaquin, 13.
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