After three years of sobriety, Kelly Ripa opened up about what exactly triggered the life-changing decision.

"You wanna know what’s so funny," she said during her appearance on People Now on Wednesday. "I did one of those crazy, like, sober Septembers although it was like March. And I did it for a month and I felt great."

"I liked the way I felt, I liked the way I sort of looked, and I was like 'I think I’m just gonna stick with it' and that was sort of it," Ripa continued.

The 49-year-old shared that her "Live" co-host, Ryan Seacrest, jokingly blames himself for her unintentional sobriety because it happened to coincide with when he joined the talk show in 2017. However, that’s just not the case.

"I really just felt better," she added.

Ripa's sobriety may have come unintentionally but that wasn't the case when she tried to ditch her habit of smoking cigarettes.

"Quitting smoking I really had to think about," she told People. "I was like: 'Smoking leads to cancer and it will kill you.' It was a thing I had to tell myself."

"I was like, 'It gives you wrinkles.' And that was the thing that was really terrifying," she laughed. "But you don’t want to die early, needlessly, over cigarettes. Over something you don’t even like that much anyway. But drinking was very easy I didn’t really think about it at all."

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Kelly Ripa is pictured attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images