Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Talk ‘Live’: ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

Again to the beginning. Mark Consuelos will be a part of spouse Kelly Ripa as her new Dwell cohost, practically three many years after they first began working collectively.

“We figured that since we began our careers collectively, we’d as effectively end them collectively,” the Riverdale star, 51, and Ripa, 52, solely joked to Us Weekly. “We figured the thought ‘what may presumably go flawed?’ is one thing we’d undoubtedly prefer to discover. Now, now we have the prospect.”

The duo met in 1995 on the set of the ABC cleaning soap opera All My Youngsters, they usually married the next yr. Ripa, 52, and Consuelos share three children, Michael, 25, daughter Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19.

“So many great moments have occurred whereas with ABC, so it solely is smart for us to return full circle and work collectively as soon as once more for the present that has given us a lot pleasure and so a few years of reminiscences,” Ripa solely advised Us.

Consuelos, who has visitor hosted many occasions over time, will step in after Ryan Seacrest exits. The American Idol host introduced on Thursday, February 16, that the present season could be his final.

“Kelly and I’ve some information right here. That is one thing that she and I’ve been speaking about for a very long time and it was a troublesome, powerful resolution. Final yr, we spoke and I made the choice to make this my final season as cohost with Kelly right here on Dwell ​With Kelly and Ryan, which is bittersweet,” the 48-year-old TV persona advised the viewers.

Whereas Ripa has been a mainstay on Dwell since 2001, initially cohosting with the late Regis Philbin, Seacrest joined the present in 2017.

The pair confirmed on the time that Ripa could be joined by her husband. “We’re so conscious of the significance of continuity and consistency and, like, the familial vibe that all of us have right here,” the New Jersey native defined. “It solely is smart to not simply our viewing viewers at residence, however our viewers right here inside our workers, our assist system, our prolonged household, to usher in any person that we all know and love and who’s actually all the time been right here. The one particular person I can consider that’s able to, you recognize, holding your torch the best way you might have held it. And that will be, my husband, Mark Consuelos, in what Ryan and I are calling the nation’s weirdest social experiment.”

In an Instagram publish that day, Seacrest mentioned he’d “transition out of Dwell“ within the spring and despatched effectively needs to Consuelos: “And congratulations to my brother Mark, be happy to transform my dressing room!”

The happiness was mutual. “Congrats in your subsequent chapter @ryanseacrest. I like you want a brother,” the Spain native wrote through Instagram. “I do know I’ve some large sneakers to fill … effectively really they’re solely a measurement 9, however you recognize what I imply. @kellyripa my journey or die. That is going to be wonderful! I can’t consider in spite of everything these years of listening to you speak at no cost, I discovered a technique to receives a commission for it. Is that this an excellent nation or what? ❤️.”