Kelly Ripa Jokes She's Had a Gap Nightgown for 35 Years That Keeps Falling Apart: 'Cost Me More to Fix It'

Ripa said on the April 3 episode of 'Live with Kelly and Mark' that she bought it on clearance more than three decades ago

<p>Paul Morigi/Getty</p> Kelly Ripa in April 2023

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Kelly Ripa in April 2023

There are some things in our closet you just can't let go of. Just ask Kelly Ripa.

"I have that little nightgown that I got at the Gap 35 years ago, do you remember?" she asked husband and cohost Mark Consuelos on the April 3 episode of Live with Kelly and Mark while discussing the trend of wearing dresses over jeans. "And I got it at the 80% off sale, you know the clearance sale? And it has cost me more to fix it, because it keeps falling apart."

<p>Roy Rochlin/Getty</p> Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos in October 2023

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos in October 2023

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Ripa, 53, joked with the audience that she paid practically "nothing" for the garment, adding that "price per wear" is almost to the point that Gap is paying her.

She brought up her decades-old nightgown, though, because she does, in fact, wear it with jeans.

"I will wear that over jeans and people will think, ‘Oh what a cute dress over jeans,’ and I go, ‘It’s a nightgown,'" she said. "But there’s something about it that looks cute with jeans, and so I always wear it. But I don’t wear it over the jeans, I wear it tucked in to the jeans."

Consuelos, 53, complimented the look, telling her it "looks nice" when she rocks the nightgown-dress-jeans 'fit, and Ripa chided him, telling the audience that he always thinks it's a top and not a nightgown.

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<p>Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Disney General Entertainment</p> Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on 'Live with Kelly and Mark' on April 17, 2023

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on 'Live with Kelly and Mark' on April 17, 2023

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She also noted that she likes to hold onto things so she can really get her money's worth — no matter the cost, but especially if it was expensive. Something her husband is not very good at.

"I’m not going to spend that money willy-nilly," she said, before jokingly telling her husband he's wasteful.

"I’m not wasteful. If I haven’t worn [an article of clothing] in years, it’s not getting worn ever again," he clarified, adding that when he gets to that point, he often hands his clothes down to their sons, Michael, 26, and Joaquin, 21.

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