Kelly Ripa reveals she and husband Mark Consuelos 'broke up, got back, eloped and got married in Vegas'
Kelly Ripa revealed on the new episode of 'Betches' Comments by Celebs' podcast the couple had split a week before they eloped and married
Kelly Ripa recalled the early days of her relationship with Mark Consuelos, in her debut podcast. The 47-year-old revealed on the new episode of 'Comments by Celebs' podcast that the couple broke up, got back together before they eloped and married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996.
"Right before we got married, we broke up. We broke up and we got back together the day before we went off and eloped,” Ripa, the host of the 'Live! With Kelly and Ryan' said on the podcast. "Yeah, we eloped. We went to Vegas and got married.”
Kelly and Mark are married for over 20 years.
“He popped the question the day before we got married, but that day, that very day that we got back together, we were at a taping of Regis and Kathie Lee. It was their Mother’s Day special,” Ripa explained. “They were pretaping it, and one of the dreams of one of the mothers was to meet Mark and me. We were her favorite characters on 'All My Children.'”
“She wanted to meet us, and I think we drove out a new car or pushed out a new pool table or something. She got a present from her kids, and we brought it out to her… It all is so connected,” she added.
Ripa met Consuelos, 47, on the set of 'All My Children' back in the ‘90s. The duo played love interests on the soap.
'The Hope and Faith' alum and the 'Riverdale' star celebrated 22 years of marriage in May, this year.
“Feliz Aniversario lover! 22 years,” Ripa captioned an Instagram video on May 1 of the duo over the years, including pics from their Sin City nuptials. “You’re a human roller coaster that I’m tall enough to ride. @instasuelos.”
Mark Consuelos also took to Instagram and posted a picture from their honeymoon to honor the anniversary; “5-1-96…happy 22nd anniversary Boo.. seems like yesterday to me. I’m sure it feels a lot longer to you…(honeymoon photo Capri, Italy … we’re still banned from that hotel… it was worth it).”
They are parents to three children; Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15.