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The Jess Cagle Interview

Ooh-La-La! Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Have the Same Answer for When They Feel Sexiest

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Kelly Ripa learned a lot about her husband Mark Consuelos during a sit-down with PEOPLE — and so did we!

“I’ve got to tell you, I’m learning so much about him. I’m learning a lot,” Ripa, 46, told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle.

In the couple’s interview with Cagle, they each revealed a bounty of little-known personal information, including what they dreamed of becoming as children (Ripa said “ballerina” and Consuelos said “meteorologist”), what they never tire of talking about and when they feel sexiest.

When it comes to Ripa’s last meal on earth, she admitted that she’d order a plate of “poutine. It’s French fries covered in gravy and cheese curd” and eat it with her husband in the South of France. “Aww, thank you sweetie,” Consuelos, 45, thanked his wife.

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The couple, who have been married for 20 years and share three children together — Joaquin Antonio, Michael Joseph and Lola Grace — are on the same page when it comes to two things in particular: loving the smell of gardenias and feeling sexy. 

Questioned about when they feel sexiest, the Live with Kelly host and longtime All My Children alum both stated “tan” — and also agreed with a chuckle about never being caught dead in a “thong bikini.”

As for what they never tire of talking about, — Ripa named “politics” and Consuelos listed “sports” — it’s evident that 2016 has been a chatty year in the couple’s household with the summer Rio Olympics taking place in August and Tuesday night’s 2016 presidential election coming to a close, which saw Donald Trump be chosen as the President-elect.

And to sum up their lives in a hashtag, Ripa said her husband’s “#Blessed” response would embarrass their teenage daughter.

“Gosh, I can’t believe you said that. Our daughter is going to be so embarrassed,” Ripa said with a smile, adding, “#AllGoodThings.”