Kelly Rippa says “I had gauges, like hanging gauges! See these holes up here? These were my earholes that tore all the way through. So I had to go to a plastic surgeon.” “There’s a piece of my earlobe that’s not there because he had to sew it together” Ripa, who has four piercings on her left ear and three on her right ear, says she developed those “gauges” due to wearing hanging earrings, which tore through her lobes over time. “This one really recovered very nicely. This one is perfect,” she adds about her left ear. “[The right one] was just way worse. The damage was worse.” Image zoom The mother-of-three also revealed that she pierced her own ears back in the day. “A needle and an apple,” one person in her dressing room says. Ripa adds, “Me too. Mine are crooked because half of these are self-pierced.” So don't do it yourself and make sure the earrings don't pull your ears too much!