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Kelly Ripa Opens Up About Husband Mark Consuelos’ Stripper Past

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 5th annual Spring Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 25, 2012 in New York City.  Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic

Everyone has a few skeletons in their closet, and Mark Consuelos is no exception.

The All My Children actor's wife, Kelly Ripa, 41, opens up about his stint as an exotic dancer in the new issue of Vanity Fair. "A lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that," the bubbly blonde TV host says. "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 gorgeous, 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."

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Ripa admits she even owns "an old calendar pinup" of Consuelos, 41.

"He is so unbelievably gorgeous, with a Mexican father and Italian mother born in Spain and raised in Italy," she gushes.

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What Ripa loves most about her husband, however, isn't his good looks: It's how much he helps her raise their children Michael, 14, Lola, 10, and Joaquin, 9.

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"We are kind of strict. We are a little bit old-school that way," she tells Vanity Fair. "There is only one computer in the entire house for the family to share. The computer is just for homework. They are allowed to TiVo but watch TV only on the weekends. TV during the week interferes with schoolwork. There is too much of that, 'Let me hurry through, slop this out on the page so I can go watch some television.'"

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