Mark Consuelos Joining ‘Live’ Feels ‘Full Circle’

A brand new chapter! Kelly Ripa couldn’t be extra thrilled to have husband Mark Consuelos becoming a member of the Dwell staff.

“Mark and I owe every part we’ve got in our skilled lives to ABC. We met there at the start of our careers and received married and had our youngsters whereas there,” the morning present host, 52, completely tells Us Weekly, referring to sons Michael, 25, and Joaquin, 19, and daughter Lola, 21, whom she shares with Consuelos, 51.

The Daytime Emmy winner provides: “So many fantastic moments have occurred whereas with ABC, so it solely is sensible for us to come back 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 recollections.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on the 92nd Annual Academy Awards,
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Ripa met the Riverdale actor in 1995 once they each appeared on the ABC cleaning soap opera All My Youngsters. They eloped one 12 months later — and their love for each other has solely gotten stronger within the many years since.

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

Us confirmed earlier this month that Ryan Seacrest was stepping down as Ripa’s cohost after almost six years on Dwell With Kelly and Ryan. The radio persona, 48, addressed his exit on the Thursday, February 16, episode of the syndicated discuss present.

“Working alongside Kelly over the previous six years has been a dream job and one of many highlights of my profession. She has been an incredible accomplice, good friend, and confidant, and though we’ll all the time be part of one another’s lives, I’ll miss our mornings collectively,” the American Idol host famous in a press release. “I additionally need to thank Michael Gelman and the complete workers and crew. … It’s been a memorable experience and now I’m excited to cross the baton to Kelly’s ‘actual’ husband, Mark.”

Ripa, for her half, mentioned in a press release of her personal that she would “miss beginning [her] days” with Seacrest. “Ryan’s vitality, ardour and love for leisure is one-of-a-kind,” she added.

The Dwell Wire writer has been a staple on the morning present since 2001. She initially appeared alongside the late Regis Philbin, succeeding his longtime cohost, Kathie Lee Gifford.

Consuelos, in the meantime, joined his spouse and Seacrest in the course of the Friday, February 17, episode of Dwell to additional focus on the present’s future. “I think about this a secure place. To be sincere, generally I wait if I’ve a bit one thing I need to get off my chest, like, ‘You realize, this factor I need to speak about,’” he teased. “I’ve achieved it right here [when I’ve been a guest host] as a result of I’m secure, what may probably go occur?”

Seacrest went on to reward the incoming emcee, gushing on the air: “I simply do need to say, you’re a brother to me. You’re a member of the family to me. I’ve turn into so shut with each of you and … I couldn’t be happier to see you are available and be subsequent to your spouse on daily basis, who we each know is probably the most superb human being on the planet.”

The Pitch alum echoed Seacrest’s form phrases. “You’re a real good friend. You’re beneficiant to my spouse, to my entire household,” he mentioned on Friday. “I received to fulfill your loved ones by [this], which I like your mother and father, your niece and your sister and brother-in-law. And that chair, hear, that chair that you simply’re sitting in, it’s an iconic seat. It’s an awesome honor for me to sit down there. It’s an iconic present, and I believe it’s going to be a blast.”

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