Kelly Ripa says she’s ‘so grateful’ Mark Consuelos took a topless photo of her on their honeymoon

On Wednesday’s episode of "Live with Kelly and Ryan," the host expressed her gratitude for a very special photo her husband Mark Consuelos took of her after they said "I do" in 1996.

The 51-year-old said the candid snapshot was taken by her spouse, also 51, while she was napping sans bikini top. "I did go topless on my honeymoon, and I’m so grateful – I’m so, so grateful," Ripa said.

Back then, though, Ripa said she wasn’t exactly jumping for joy over the risqué photo. "I was like, ‘How could you take that photo of me? The man at the Fotomat saw me naked!’" she recalled. "And Mark’s like, ‘Yeah, OK, because he’s zoning in on your …’"

These days, Ripa is singing a different tune. The star insisted that the pic is a throwback relic she happily treasures. "Do you know that I often rifle through the shoebox and go, ‘Well just remember! It used to look like this!’" she said.

When co-host Ryan Seacrest asked Ripa if she would visit a nude beach, her response was clear. "No, no – eww," said Ripa. "Let me state on behalf of everyone who has ever seen me naked: Eww."

Ripa and Consuelos are parents to three children: Joaquin, 19; Lola, 21; and Michael, 25. Earlier this week, Ripa described how she and Conseulos recently embarked on a parents-only vacation.

Ripa and Consuelos met on the set of "All My Children." They celebrated their 26th anniversary May 1.

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