'I didn't give you a break': Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos reveal FaceTime ‘sex rituals’
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In an interesting news seemingly worthy of the Kamasutra, Kelly Ripa and her husband have claimed to have engaged in 'sex rituals' while staying apart. According to Kelly Ripa, she and her husband Mark Consuelos engaged in some "ludicrous" FaceTime sex practices while he was away shooting.
During the inaugural episode of her podcast, ‘Let's Talk off Camera with Kelly Ripa’, where Consuelos and their marriage counselor, Dr Linda Carter, were guests, the 52-year-old spoke up about her 27-year marriage. The duo talked about how they maintained contact while separated because the actor spent roughly 10 months in Canada in 2020 for work.
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'Ludicrous sexual rituals'
Mark mentioned that they had "rituals" they followed to stay in touch, and Ripa intervened to explain how they remained close over FaceTime. The TV celebrity was eager to ask her "baby daddy" how they had made it through their marriage of more than 20 years. Kelly couldn't help but talk about their sexual relationship throughout their open conversation.
During the pandemic, Mark was "stuck" in Canada for "close to ten months" while he was filming the 'Riverdale' TV series, in which he played Hiram Lodge. The couple's marriage therapist questioned them about how they managed that period of time apart when they couldn't be intimate.
Mark wasn’t her biggest cheerleader initially
"We had sexual rituals that were so ludicrous over FaceTime!" Kelly admitted. She continued, "But I became so alarmed at my appearance over FaceTime that I started rigging the computer to hang from a ladder. I hung the computer over a ladder so that I could look up to Mark so that he did not have to see what gravity was actually doing."
"You get really close to yourself in situations where you're separated from your husband for long periods of time," she added.
Mark continued by acknowledging that if she "shut [him] off sexually," it may be a "possible deal-breaker" in their marriage. "Unless you had some kind of medical problem where, say, you lost the use of [your body]," he continued. When Kelly brought up their "days" of abstinence while she was going through menopause, Mark replied, "I didn't give you a break.
Unless I was abroad, there has never been a month [without sex]."
The mother of three also discussed Mark's previous jealousy issues and how, at first, he wasn't her biggest supporter. Following their encounter on the set of 'All My Children', Kelly and Mark secretly wed in May 1996. Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19, are the couple's three children, and they live in New York City.