Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos’ marriage would be in jeopardy if he filled the empty seat as her co-host on ‘Live! With Kelly’.
The couple met on the set of the now defunct ABC soap ‘All My Children’ and haven’t looked back since. Last November Regis Philbin stepped down as the lead on Live! which left producers with a task to fill the empty seat. While Ripa would love for her husband to join her, she revealed his attentions are greater than a paycheck,
“No one would make me happier than Mark, but he values our marriage and he says that he doesn’t see how we could stay married and both do that show.”
Wow, how often do you hear that?! In the same interview with Vanity Fair, Kelly shared a fun tidbit about her husband’s past – he used to be a stripper!!
“I found out in the National Enquirer that he was once a go-go boy, a male stripper. He was. A lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that. He was straight out of college, and he went to Notre Dame and finished his degree at the University of South Florida. So, there he was in South Florida, he’s looking to break into show business, so he started off as a roadie to a group of these guys, and then they talked him into stripping.”