updated 04/20/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/20/2010 AT 8:30 AM ET
Kelly Ripa advised one couple on NBC’s The Marriage Ref to get a stripper pole. But Ripa herself needs no such encouragement to spice things up at home – in fact, quite the opposite.
“He actually pays me money to keep my clothes on!” Ripa, 39, joked to PEOPLE of husband Mark Consuelos at the Point Honors benefit on Monday night in New York, which she co-hosted with Bravo’s Andy Cohen.
“I’m actually given money to put on a parka. ‘Put your parka on! Here’s another dollar. Put on that hat!’ ”