Bringing on Mark Consuelos as Kelly Ripa’s new co-host of “Reside” introduced sure benefits corresponding to built-in chemistry, which they’ve displayed quite a few occasions on-air. There have been a pair drawbacks to having a married couple internet hosting collectively nonetheless, such because the dynamic changing into stale. The “Hope & Religion” actor had a inventive plan to fight that potential downside. “Mark and I are actually going to should separate in order that he does not know what I’ve acquired in retailer for him. So there’s surprises,” Ripa jokingly advised Entry on March 8. In regard to their relationship, Ripa was unconcerned about working alongside Consuelos, as the 2 had a historical past of collaborating on exhibits prior to now. “[W]e have been very deliberate in not bringing work house with us,” she stated.
Beforehand, the “All My Kids” alums had executed an exquisite job of peppering of their house life whereas co-hosting “Reside.” In 2019, after the 2 had spent an prolonged time aside, Consuelos spoke about getting accustomed to maybe utilizing somewhat an excessive amount of cologne. “Let me inform you about cologne. You spray it within the air, one mist … until you are from Tampa within the ’80s,” Ripa playfully stated to her husband.
Ripa had mentioned why she believed that regardless of public scrutiny, her relationship with Consuelos had stood the check of time. “We do not compete with one another, we do not have egos the place the opposite particular person is worried,” she advised Leisure Tonight in 2022.