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Listen, Kelly Ripa, we totally feel you.

Like us (and anyone with a pulse for that matter), the morning talk show hostess with the mostess got all flustered at the sight of Jake Gyllenhaal this morning.

The hunky actor stopped by Live With Michael and Kelly to promote his flick Southpaw, and Ripa couldn't help but gush over the man of the hour.

As soon as he walked on stage, Ripa asked if she could rub his beard (yes!) and told the audience, "Oh, it's soft!"

She even asked Gyllenhaal if he uses beard conditioner—flattery will apparently get you everywhere—to which he replied, "No, it's genetic."

After going back and forth with pleasantries, Ripa finally joked, "Oh…wow you are perfect, aren't you?"

And his answer? "Totally perfect." Well, to be fair, honesty is the best policy.

But aside from his impressive facial hair, Gyllenhaal has made no secret of the fact that he worked incredibly hard to get into tip-top shape to play a boxer for Southpaw.

His trainer Terry Claybon, who spoke to E! News, shared exactly how the actor went from a relatively slight 147 pounds to a ripped 175 pounds in just six months.

"He wasn't in any shape at all," Claybon said. "We met at a boxing gym, and he was jumping rope. Just the way he was jumping rope, I knew we had a lot of work to do."

The grueling regimen included at least "2,000 sit-ups a day, push-ups, dips, flipping 350 pound tires, and running eight miles five days a week."

How's that for fighting shape?