Ripa and Conseulos got married on May 1, 1996, eloping in Las Vegas after meeting two years earlier when he screen-tested for All My Children.
At the time, Ripa was playing Hayley Vaughan on the ABC soap opera. Conseulos was auditioning for Mateo Santos, Haley’s love interest.
Back in 2018, Ripa said that she knew Consuelos was “the one” the second she saw a photo of him.
“I was not a hopeless romantic," she told Bruce Bozzi on his SiriusXM radio show. "I never thought about getting married, it never occurred to me that I would grow old with someone. I just thought I would be living my single girl life in the city and sort of like moving. … I had no responsibilities and I was earning a good living on this soap opera … [But] when I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before — like I saw it,” said Ripa. “And I [didn’t] believe in any of that and now I do because of that moment.”
Nearly three decades later, the actors have one of the longest marriages in Hollywood — and one of the most passionate too, as they told pal Andy Cohen last month.
“We found each other at the right time in our lives, we were really young,” Ripa explained. “We learned each other well. And with that comes a certain level of comfort and confidence and experimentation. We have fun. We enjoy [each other].”
“You check off all the boxes for me,” Consuelos said.
This wasn't the only anniversary Ripa celebrated on Friday. She and Seacrest, 45, hit their three-year mark of hosting Live together.
"Congratulations to you — three years!" Consuelos told Seacrest on Friday's show. "If I’m going to share my wife with someone as a work wife, I’m glad it’s you Ryan. I’m so happy. It’s a perfect partnership and it’s been three years, congratulations."
"It seems like three minutes," Ripa said. "It was one of those magical moments [where] everything lined up, everything worked out the way it was supposed to. … Ryan and I have talked about working together for 20 years. As long as we’ve been married, Ryan and I have a dream scenario of working together. Some day, some how, some way. … And it happened!"
" You guys are magic," Consuelos said.
Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings).
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