kelly ripa’s outie goes un-airbrushed!

kelly ripa’s outie goes un-airbrushed!
November 13, 2007 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

good evening! oh my goodness – i had zero clue there was some previous kelly ripa belly button drama (yes – there are more important pressing issues…) she was on the cover of shape magazine a few months ago and the publication decided to turn her outie into an innie (she told the story on her & regis philbin‘s morning talk show – she didn’t complain since they did pay for her to travel to the turks and caicos islands…) so then today i received the latest cover of fitness magazine which is bringing us ms. ripa’s belly button in all its outie glory for their december ’07 issue – there’s no photoshopping on a belly button imposter! (i kinda have one in between both styles along with a small yet tasteful piercing) below you’ll find a close up shot of kelly’s belly button ‘au naturel’ along with the full cover – she always looks great and she totally cracks me up – i seriously miss her friday night sitcom hope & faith! there’s also a few choice quotes – and just for the sake of hotness i’ve simply got to mention her husband mark consuelos – oh my word – he’s way adorable!

PS there’s seriously so many health & beauty magazines – i’d like to see one on the shelves called drinking & smoking (or maybe we’ll go with a more simple title like mess) we all know there’d be plenty of people to toss on that cover…

oh you’re so vain

“a month or two after i started working out, i wore a sleeveless turtleneck to work. regis was like, ‘pipa, your arm muscles look incredible!’ it was the first time anybody had ever said anything to me about my muscles. and because i am a vain person, that’s all i needed to hear to stay with it.”

on starting her fitness regime

“i figured, i work in an industry where there’s a stylist and a makeup artist—they’ll make me look fine but i began feeling tired-just playing in the park with my kids wore me down…so i started walking on a treadmill. then i started jogging on a treadmill. then i began jogging outside. now i’m running outside, three to five miles, and taking toning classes.

on her best confidence-boosting trick

“i buy jeans that are tight in the rear end. i’m not kidding. i treat my cheeks like breasts in a push-up bra. i just reach down in there, lift them up and push them together. and they’ll stay put if the jeans are tight enough in the seat.”

on regrets

“i used to smoke, so lung cancer is the thing that keeps me awake at night. i worry, did i quit in enough time? did i do it for too long? it’s one of those things where i think, boy, what a foolish thing i did. i’m not from the generation where you can go, ‘oh, i didn’t know it was bad for me.’ no. everybody knew it was bad.”

on charity

“regis’s heart scare was a reminder to stay on top of the issue. as women, we’re more interested in stuff that affects us immediately rather than thinking long-term. i also support the heart for women act, which asks the government for funding for women and heart disease awareness.”

on marriage and pregnancy weight

“when i was pregnant with my first son and i gained 68 pounds, mark made me feel like the queen of sheba every day – ‘you’re so beautiful, you’re so gorgeous.’… at this point, we’ve been married too long for him to say, ‘oh, you look so hot in that!'”