Kelly Ripa has shared her thoughts on renewing her vows – a sentiment shared by her longtime husband, Mark Consuelos.
The couple, who have been married for more than two decades, have revealed they have no intention of renewing their vows as it would result in filing for divorce soon after. The disclosure came during the latest episode of “Live!” which Ryan Seacrest walked away from after six seasons of co-hosting with Ripa.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are not interested in remarrying
“Live! with Kelly and Ryan” officially changed to “Live! with Kelly and Mark” when Consuelos took over as the syndicated morning talk show’s new co-host for good almost two months ago. as sad as viewers are to see Ryan Seacrest go, they can admit that Ripa and her man have their kisses.
One of those tingles would be the lovebirds sharing thoughts about their longtime union, and for Thursday’s episode, they got more candid about their views on vow renewals.. The conversation began after the mother-of-three praised one of the show’s producers, David, as their “very own Martha Stewart” and asked if he would be willing to bake a cake if she and Consuelos wanted to redo their vows.
However, when David agreed and executive producer Michael Gelman asked if the pair would follow through, the 52-year-old blonde was quick to express: “Noooo. Well we can call it [the cake] the kiss of death cake. It will come with divorce papers because we are very superstitious about vow renewals.
She further explained that she considers vow renewals “pre-divorce,” adding, “It’s like we don’t get along…I know what we should do!” » Her husband was quick to agree with her sentiment, saying the decision to remarry a spouse usually comes after the husband has “ruined” the marriage.
“And I’m not talking about ‘leaving the toilet seat up’ messed up. I’m talking about messed up!” the 52-year-old actor said emphatically.
Consuelos and Ripa’s love story has been going on since February 1995, when they met on the set of ‘All My Children’. After playing on-screen lovebirds – Hayley and Mateo, their love blossomed off-screen and they eloped in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996.
In June 1997, they became parents for the first time, welcoming their son, Michael Joseph Consuelos. Later in June 2001, they welcomed their second child and first daughter, Lola Consuelos, whose name was inspired by Barry Manilow’s song, “Copacabana.”
In the end, the 1985 track was playing in the Ripa taxi and her husband was taken to the hospital. The moment they heard Manilow sing “Her name was Lola,” they decided that “Lola” would be the name of their baby girl.
They became parents for the third time with the arrival of their second son, Joaquin Antonio Consuelos, in February 2003. Two years later, the couple became business partners, founding a production company named Milojo in honor of their children.
Unlike others whose relationships fell apart after going into business together, Ripa and Consuelos continued to grow in their love for each other, the latter gushing, as quoted by In the style:
“It’s funny; we were talking about it last night with our kids. You know, we’ve worked together since 1994, so almost 21 years very closely, and I think at the end of the day we really, really get along.
Viewers blasted the power couple for ‘too much PDA’
the explosion reported that the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival winner and her husband came under fire after packing on the PDA on “Live!” in April.
Taking to Twitter to complain, one person asked why Consuelos kept touching his wife during the show’s second episode, saying he did it “more times in TEN minutes than Ryan did in a week. !”
Another reviewer tweeted that the ‘Riverdale’ actor didn’t act like himself, writing: ‘Like you two. Together in the series, however, seems a bit awkward. It’s as if Kelly has henpected Mark, and he can’t really express himself. And Mark is too soft with Kelly.
“LESS 27-year-old married couple – MORE co-workers/morning talk show co-hosts. Please stick to hot topics and pop culture,” a disgruntled third viewer lamented.
Despite the backlash, Consuelos repeatedly expressed her gratitude at being chosen to replace Seacrest on the morning show, once expressing: This show today really felt like home. I always feel at home with Kelly, but [working] together this morning, I felt so good.