Kelly Ripa Reveals Her Morning Routine

The talk show host also detailed her fitness and diet secrets.

December 11, 2014, 2:01 PM
PHOTO: Kelly Ripa attends the 10th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, Dec. 2.
Kelly Ripa attends the 10th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, Dec. 2.

— -- Kelly Ripa may be synonymous with mornings, but she's not an early riser.

The "Live with Kelly and Michael" host said that she wakes up at 6 a.m., sends her kids off to school, and arrives at work at 8. One hour later, she's camera-ready and on TV.

"That’s really the genius of Michelle Champagne and Diane D’Agostino, the tag team who have been doing my hair and makeup for 14 years. They are the masters," Ripa told Yahoo Beauty. "They do hair and makeup at the same time that I’m getting briefed. And my wardrobe is simple; it’s just put out the night before. It’s so easy; it’s a streamlined operation."

Ripa, 44, has a similarly easy fitness routine. The mother of three credited her genetics for her athletic physique, though she did say that she hits the gym regularly.

"The place I find I don’t really focus on is my stomach because I’ve always sort of had a very strong core. People don’t realize that genetics do play a role," she said. "I have to really work out my arms and my legs, my arms aren’t long and linear, and my legs aren’t either. Everybody has their thing, like their body part that’s good, and everybody has their body part that’s not so good."

She also watches what she eats, though she doesn't get too stressed out about it. In fact, there's even a candy drawer at her house, which she dubbed "The Andy Cohen" drawer, after her good friend, the Bravo personality.

"For the most part, when I’m not busy dipping into the drawer, I eat a very clean diet. I have lots of vegetables, I eat protein, but I really don’t put a ton of thought into it. It’s everything you’ve read about or heard about in any diet book – don’t eat too much crap, and I don’t," she said. "If that’s the secret, then that’s the secret!"

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