Here are some photos of Kelly Ripa at a recent mega-garage sale (Super Saturday 15) benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on 7/28. I really do like Kelly and always have, but I have to admit that she pushes things a bit too far in her quest for perfection. Kelly not only has talked up her role as the “perfect wife” to husband Mark Consuelos because she does such things as serve him breakfast in bed (although I’m still convinced that perhaps they’ve negotiated a “trade” of sorts for such services), but she’s also clearly gone a bit overboard in her quest for fitness perfection. She could use another five pounds or so on that tiny frame is all I’m saying, but Kelly is still so, so cute. Now she’s admitted that she’s a Botox addict too. Is it more surprising that she uses the wrinkle-abating treatment or that she actually admits to doing so?
At 41, Kelly Ripa looks better than most women half her age. And in a new interview she candidly admits that Botox is her secret. Unlike many stars, who claim genetics and a healthy diet is all they need, the television presenter reveals that she will use it “as much as possible.”
She told In Touch magazine: “I work out every day. I don’t overeat. I try to drink water, but I prefer wine, and when all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead as much as possible!”
The “Live with Kelly” host adds that she uses her children, Michael, 15, Lola, 11 and Joaquin, nine, as an indicator for when she needs a top-up from her dermatologist, celebrity favourite Dr Frederic Brandt.
She told the magazine: “It’s when my kids start asking me if I’m mad at them, and I say, ‘Why do you think I’m mad at you?’ They say it’s because I’m frowning. I go, ‘Oh no! I am? I’ll be right back!’”
Despite Ms Ripa’s enthusiasm for the line-erasing injections, Dr Brandt himself says that he is careful not to overdo it. He told In Touch that his goal is to “keep Kelly looking like Kelly.”
It is perhaps for this reason that Ms Ripa loves the doctor so much, going as far as joking that he is her “real husband.”
There is no word on what Ms Ripa’s actual husband, Mark Consuelos, thinks of that statement, but given that the couple have been married since 1996, it is pretty clear that Dr Brandt poses no real threat.
[From Daily Mail]
Honestly? I had no idea Kelly was a Botox girl. Someone really needs to tell Nicole Kidman about Dr. Brandt! It sounds like the injections really are only going into Kelly’s forehead, and it’s not overdone either by any stretch because there are no “shiny” or “bulgy” aftereffects to be seen. Also, Kelly can still move the rest of her face as these pictures clearly attest. Good job, Dr. Brandt.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet