The couple that works collectively, stays collectively! Mark Consuelos is ready to hitch his spouse, Kelly Ripa, on the Dwell anchor desk full-time — and he doesn’t foresee any marital points consequently.
“I take into account this a secure place. To be trustworthy, generally I wait if I’ve just a little one thing I wish to get off my chest, like, ‘You recognize, this factor I wish to discuss,’” the Riverdale alum, 51, quipped throughout a Friday, February 17, visitor look on Dwell With Kelly and Ryan about becoming a member of the crew. “I’ve carried out it right here once I’ve been a visitor host] as a result of I’m secure, what may presumably go occur?”
He continued: “Normally, 9 out of 10 instances, it’s been resolved right here [before we go home]. One time it went dangerous.”
Ripa, 52, whom Consuelos married in 1996, chimed in to contradict his on-camera claims about their broadcasted arguments. “It’s by no means resolved, simply so you already know. It’s all unresolved,” the Dwell Wire writer joked on Friday.
The married couple confirmed through the Thursday, February 16, episode of Dwell that Consuelos would take over Ryan Seacrest’s internet hosting duties later this yr. The American Idol host, 48, will take a step again from the morning present after almost six years.
“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession,” Seacrest mentioned in an announcement on the time. “She has been an incredible companion, good friend, and confidant, and though we are going to at all times be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively. … We’ve made recollections to final a lifetime, met a few of the most unbelievable individuals and had the warmest welcome into the properties of so many viewers throughout America.”
Ripa has cohosted Dwell since 2001 when she joined longtime host Regis Philbin following Kathie Lee Gifford’s exit. After Philbin — who died in 2020 — introduced his retirement in 2011, a rotating panel of cohosts stuffed in till Seacrest began in 2017.
“That is my favourite present within the morning. After I was in Vancouver [filming Riverdale] and [Kelly and I] have been separated when the borders have been closed, I obtained to look at you guys,” Consuelos mentioned on Friday, referring to lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. “And in Canada, it’s on 15 channels! On the West Coast, you possibly can watch at 6 a.m. [via the] East Coast feed. So, I felt linked. I get to share a cup of espresso with you each morning earlier than the present and now I’ll have one with you on the present, as nicely.”
He added: “That chair that [Ryan is currently] sitting in is an iconic seat. It’s an ideal honor for me to take a seat there. It’s an iconic present and I believe it’s going to be a blast.”
The Kingdom alum additional revealed he doesn’t have any “second ideas” about internet hosting alongside his spouse since they’re outdated professionals at working collectively.
“We did this earlier than in rather more troublesome circumstances. We have been collectively on a cleaning soap opera for seven years,” Consuelos — who shares three kids with the New Jersey native — added, referring to their early jobs on All My Kids. “We have been scene companions, we labored 12-hour days, often an hour-and-a-half commute each methods. We’ve carried out it, I’m not nervous.”
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Seacrest, for his half, is happy to look at his longtime buddies cohost Dwell collectively. “You’re a brother to me, you’re a member of the family to me,” the radio persona gushed to the Queen of the South alum on Friday. “I couldn’t be happier to see you are available in and be subsequent to your spouse, who we each know is essentially the most wonderful human being on the planet.”