Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have become an iconic couple in Hollywood. These two have one of the most adorable and well-respected marriages in showbiz and after celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary this past June, it’s clear they are more in love than ever! Kelly and Mark are one of the most beloved celebrity couples. We love them because they are not afraid to show a little PDA while strolling through New York City or partake in a friendly, flirtatious banter while co-hosting ‘Live.’ It’s safe to say we all envy their seemingly perfect relationship. In honor of their 20th anniversary this summer, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about this sweet couple!
8. How They Met
At one point in their careers, both Mark and Kelly were soap stars! The two met while acting on the popular soap series, All My Children, back in the ’90s. Kelly was in the role of Hayley Vaughn while Mark was cast as her love interest, Mateo Santos, in 1995. They dated in secret for about a year before going public with the relationship. According to Kelly it was love at first sight! “When I met Mark, I was just sort of thunderstruck. The next day I went up to him and, although I didn’t even known his name, I said, ‘I had a dream about you last night. We were married and had a little girl and were on a plane to Rome.’” It took Mark a while to make a move on Kelly because he said she played hard to get after that and he didn’t think he had a chance with the blonde beauty! “I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy and all that stuff. But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that. We became friends really quickly after that,” he said.
7. Eloped in Vegas
After Mark and Kelly met in 1995 they dated for about a year in secret. They went public with their relationship when the eloped in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996. Kelly has talked about how she sometimes receives scrutiny over eloping instead of having a big lavish ceremony, but she brushes it off because unlike most people in Hollywood, her marriage has not only lasted, but thrived for the past 20 years! “People assume that when you get married in Vegas, you go in willy-nilly. We wanted to get married and start our lives together, and we didn’t take it any less seriously than anybody who has a huge wedding, It’s the marriage that’s important, not the wedding,” she said. When asked about their decision to elope Mark said, “It just happened. The next thing you know, we’re married, and then four months later we were pregnant.” The newlyweds welcomed their first child, Michael in June 1997.
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