mark-consuelos-and-kelly-ripa.jpgThe bright and bubbly host of the “Live of Kelly” morning show, Kelly Ripa, has a profile with George Wayne in the June 2012 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In a couple of excerpts released early by the mag, Ripa reveals a couple key things about husband Mark Consuelos.

On why Mark could never be her “Live” co-host permanently:

“No one would make me happier than Mark, but he values our marriage and he says that he doesn’t see how we could stay married and both do that show.”

On Consuelos’ past:

“I found out in the National Enquirer that he was once a go-go boy, a male stripper. He was. A lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that. He was straight out of college, and he went to Notre Dame and finished his degree at the University of South Florida. So, there he was in South Florida, he’s looking to break into show business, so he started off as a roadie to a group of these guys, and then they talked him into stripping.”

Woo woo, Mark. We wonder what his go-to song was. 1994, the year he graduated from USF, had some great stripper songs – “Bump ‘n Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin'” by R. Kelly, “Shoop” and “Whatta Man” by Salt n’ Pepa. Or maybe he went really avant garde and stripped to – “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by the Crash Test Dummies. Heh.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."