An early profession pay hole. Kelly Ripa claimed that her husband, Mark Consuelos, made extra money after they labored collectively on All My Kids — even supposing he joined the cleaning soap opera years after she did.
“He was paid way over I used to be paid. All the time. And he began years after I began,” the Reside With Kelly and Ryan cohost, 52, alleged in an interview with Selection printed on Tuesday, March 28. “It wasn’t till I acquired what we name my ‘fancy job’ that I began really incomes extra money than him.”
The New Jersey native went on to say that she and the Riverdale alum, 51, have at all times shared their earnings, however the expertise was nonetheless eye-opening for her. “We now have been collectively so lengthy that it’s at all times been collective cash,” Ripa defined. “We’re very a lot old style in that sense.”
Ripa starred on the long-running cleaning soap opera from 1990 to 2002 earlier than returning for a cameo function in 2010. Consuelos, for his half, joined the drama in 1995 and left in 2002. The Katy Keene alum additionally returned in 2010 alongside his spouse.
The Reside Wire creator claimed that her expertise on All My Kids was one in every of a number of instances she’s handled the wage hole over the course of her profession.
“I used to be used to that pay inequity as a result of that was my life for 15 years — 11 years on All My Kids, after which in the course of the Regis [Philbin] years [on Live], actually,” Ripa informed the outlet. “I’d anticipate a person who was on the helm of the present for a few years earlier than me to earn a considerable quantity greater than me. Nevertheless, there was this weaponization of my wage, as if I by some means shouldn’t ask for the cash that the boys routinely earn. And I’ve earned it the exhausting method.”
The Hope & Religion veteran went on to say that it took years for her to earn the wage she thought-about honest for her work. “I don’t assume they needed to pay me. I feel they needed to pay me,” she mentioned, explaining that she acquired a wage bump when her contract was virtually up. “I feel that was actually the impetus behind paying me pretty. That they had no selection.”
Ripa has beforehand mentioned that she’s by no means forgotten the All My Kids pay disparity, whilst she’s risen by means of the ranks of TV stardom. “I watched my husband who had no appearing expertise when he acquired his job at All My Kids, a lot the identical method I had no appearing expertise,” she informed Bustle in Could 2021. “However I acquired my job in 1990 and I feel he acquired his job in ’95. And he was paid greater than me instantly. It was speedy. I simply couldn’t consider how shortly they had been prepared to pay the person greater than the lady.”