Kelly Ripa’s Husband Mark Consuelos Replacing Ryan Seacrest on ‘Live’

Reside With Kelly and Mark! After years of filling in as a visitor cohost, Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, is formally becoming a member of the Reside household.

Throughout the Thursday, February 16, episode of Reside With Kelly and Ryan, Ryan Seacrest introduced his exit after almost six years on the ABC present. Ripa, 52, subsequently revealed Consuelos, 51, shall be her everlasting new cohost.

The Reside Wire writer has been on the morning present since 2001, taking on with Regis Philbin following Kathie Lee Gifford’s exit. The American Idol host, 48, joined her in 2017 after a prolonged seek for a substitute.

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Ripa and Consuelos beforehand labored collectively on All My Kids within the ‘90s. After falling in love on the set, the twosome eloped in 1996 and went on to welcome three youngsters: Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19.

Late final 12 months, the Hope & Religion alum teased that Consuelos was within the working for the gig years in the past.

“It’s a lot a deeper dialogue, and it has so little, truly, to do with me,” she mentioned on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen in September 2022 earlier than naming Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. “I like my ACs, after all, however they’ve jobs. … My MC I like, however he had a job too. On the time he was working in California after which in Vancouver.”

She added: “I might have had a lady in a heartbeat. …. I don’t make that call. However I’ve all the time discovered the concept of two ladies internet hosting a present very interesting.”

Consuelos stuffed in for Seacrest as lately as final month. Throughout the January 30 episode of Reside, the Riverdale star joked about warning their daughter — who lately moved again in together with her mother and father — about strolling in on them having intercourse.

“She’s so excited to be residing with us once more as a result of it’s her final semester in faculty. She’s not going to return to her residence, she’s staying with us. And you already know what she does now? The door’s closed in our bed room, no knock, she simply walks in and says, ‘Hey ladies!’” Consuelos defined. “I mentioned, ‘Lola, I don’t need you to take this the fallacious means, I’m very excited that you’re house. We missed you. You’re the coronary heart of this household. You’re so humorous and also you’re simply implausible — however you gotta knock.’”

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The twosome had beforehand advised tales on air about Lola catching them within the act.

“As a result of at this level, something you stroll in on is your downside,” Ripa famous.

“Don’t you assume she’s been traumatized sufficient by strolling in earlier than?” Consuelos joked. “Nicely, be warned Lola Consuelos. Trigger this week’s freaky week, isn’t it? Yeah, that is January 30. We’re going to get freaky this week!”

The couple have all the time been open about their romance.

“I’m loopy about her,” the actor gushed to Us Weekly in 2019. “She’s an especially affected person and a tolerant lady, and I believe that’s the true secret to our marriage.”

He added on the time that he awakened with Ripa earlier than she left to movie Reside.

“As a result of she has to go to work early, I rise up together with her, I make her a cup of espresso and we discuss,” Consuelos mentioned. “I like to listen to from her, she likes to listen to from me.”