'Kidnapped, drugged or porn': Kelly Ripa reveals her mom's three fears when she moved to New York

'Kidnapped, drugged or porn': Kelly Ripa reveals her mom's three fears when she moved to New York
Kelly Ripa's mother warned her about coming to New York, said she will be drugged and made into a porn star(Ricky Middlesworth/ABC via Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Following the release of her memoir 'Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories', Kelly Ripa had a conversation with journalist Anderson Cooper on some of her little known childhood memories on Thursday, September 29. She said that her mother warned her about "getting killed" or "ending up in porn" when the New Jersey native expressed her dreams to go to New York. She got the inspiration after her grandfather took her to a film set in New York when she was just 7.

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However, her parents did not seem very impressed with this idea. It scared them and they tried to express their concerns to Kelly. She recalled her now 81-year-old mother told her how she could be "killed" or "kidnapped" and that "they would put junk" in her arms. Kelly, who was unfamiliar with this slang did not understand what "junk" meant. She tried to ask the meaning but her mother kept going about it.

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Kelly's mother Esther said that there were a lot of girls like her who would be abducted as soon as they get off the bus and then would be made unrecognizable by cutting their hair. The kidnappers would then make them "addicted to junk" and the next thing would be them ending up in porn. "My parents were like, 'New York City? You'll be killed. You'll be kidnapped," said Ripa recalling the conversation with her parents, according to PEOPLE.

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Her mother said, "These girls like you [are] coming off the bus and they chloroform them. They chloroform you and then they drag you into the bathroom. And they chloroform you, and they put junk in your arm." Ripa then recalled her reaction, "I didn't know what that was. I was like, 'Junk in my arm?'"
 
She then told Cooper that her mother said the city people would, "Get you hooked on junk. And they'll cut your hair so you're unrecognizable to your parents. And the next thing you're in porn!"

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The 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' show host's book is a collection of her personal stories and childhood memories. The book also talks about her different roles in life as a daughter, a wife and as a mother. Kelly has gained lots of support and love through the way she has been relatable through her roles which she elaborates in the book. She has also shared a lot of personal aspects of her relationship with her husband Mark Consuelos about how they met or how they have lived two decades "passionately" with each other.

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