It was love at first sight for both of them! Even before they had met, Kelly Ripa had a gut feeling that Mark Consuelos was the one. “I knew when I saw his photograph,” the co-host of Live! said on Radio Andy’s Lunch with Bruce in 2018.
The show was still airing back then. “When I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before my eyes as I saw it,” Ripa explained further. “And up until that point, I didn’t believe in any of that; however, as a direct result of that event, I do now.”
Who Is Kelly Ripa’s Husband, Mark Consuelos?
Consuelos is Ripa’s husband, and his name is Mark. The character of Mateo Santos, who he played on the ABC show All My Children, brought the actor a lot of attention. Consuelos is also known as Hiram Lodge on the CW series Riverdale, so fans of that show will recognize him there.
How Did Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos Meet?
In 1995, Ripa held an audition for the role of Consuelos on All My Children. Consuelos said to Ryan Seacrest on Live! that he did not believe he had a shot with Ripa, in contrast to the actress who “knew that he was the guy” she was going to marry the day she met him. The actress said that she “knew that he was the guy” she was going to marry the day they met.
Kelly Ripa tweeted that Her marriage was on 5/1/96. You can check below:
Omg. Here it is. 5/1/96 pic.twitter.com/xL79Qzdalv
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) May 1, 2013
“I thought she was adorable, hot and all that stuff,” he said in a 2014 interview with HuffPost Live. “But I was very focused–I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.”
Ripa was drawn to her husband “because he was an alpha male.” She told ELLE in 2013, “I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him. He makes me feel very safe.” Make sure to check out the latest post about Bad Bunny Married With Gabriela Berlingeri.
When Did Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos Get Married?
In 1996, the actors from the daytime soap drama tied the knot. “We fell in love long before our characters fell in love…but we were around each other a lot,” Consuelos once told E!. “But our characters fell in love before we did.” On All My Children, Ripa and Consuelos’ characters, Hayley Vaughan and Mateo Santos, eventually got engaged and married. This was an amusing turn of events.
Hayley and Mateo’s Wedding you can check a youtube video below down:
Ripa wore a dress that she had bought at Barney’s warehouse sale for $199 several years before she wore it to their elopement in Las Vegas. As for why they decided to go to Las Vegas, why not? In 1996, Ripa stated in an interview with Soap Opera Digest that “it was really bizarre and very straightforward. Mark just said, ‘Let’s go to Vegas.'”
“It was the best kind of engagement,” Consuelos said. “I didn’t want to fight with Kelly about how many of her girlfriends she was going to have at the wedding and which relatives we didn’t like. Marriage has nothing to do with anybody but me and my wife.” Recently Millie Bobby Brown Got Engaged If you want to know detailed information, check it out.
The actor noted it was a “great wedding.” After the ceremony, the couple had “an overwhelming sense of peace.” Ripa explained, “It just seemed like it was supposed to happen that way.”