“I was the only one with a kid”: Kelly Ripa Was Left Alone By Her Closest Friends For Having Kid at 28 With Mark Consuelos Before She Became a Millionaire

Since TV hosts make millions of dollars, how difficult could their lives possibly be? It’s, though, simple to make fun of hosts for their ‘problems’ rather than trying to know the true story behind the scenes. However, in exchange, their private affairs are often made the matter for gossip. This must be particularly uncomfortable when you and your boss are at odds, especially when you have to explain the situation to the audience who is watching. There’s no denying that Kelly Ripa is a kind of super lady. It was way back in 1986 when she made her television debut. She is a mother of three kids now, and still at the age of 52, she continues to look like an ageless beauty. Given the way Hollywood marriages typically go, Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos have been together since 1996, which is more than shocking. 

Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa

She started her career boom on All My Children, where she has to dedicate long days of working that could last up to 14 hours. She was completely unaffected by it, hence, managed to raise a family while doing so. 

Let’s dig into her past and the embarrassing incident she claims to have experienced before joining the talk show Live

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How Kelly Ripa pulled off a tough moment before Live

Kelly Ripa’s life wasn’t simple from the beginning. During a celebrity interview, she revealed her days were too tough and challenging before joining Live. She was 28 years old before she began hosting daytime talk shows. She admitted in an interview with Bustle that it was a difficult transition because she had to balance caring for her son with working long, arduous hours. The balance was difficult, and as The Generation Gap host reveals, it would result in a life of isolation.

“I don’t think people understand the hours that it takes to shoot a one-hour drama each day. We used to routinely work 12 to 14-hour days. That wasn’t a long day. That was just your basic day.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

She married Mark Consuelos in May 1996 and their first child was born in June 1997. She started working long hours when she was 28, and by that time her son was a year old. “I would bring him to work with me. I was the only one of my friends that was married, and I was the only one of my friends with a kid.”

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Kelly Ripa and her Marriage with Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa became a little emotional as she discussed managing families while working long hours. Given the changes in their lives, it was particularly difficult because her husband  Mark Consuelos‘ schedule had remained largely unchanged. Ripa admits that things might have been different in hindsight, especially in light of how times have changed. Her situation changed once she started appearing on talk shows, beginning with Live. But, there have, however, often been blunders in the past as well. Coming to her personal equation with her husband, they did encounter multiple ups and downs in their marriage. But still, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are known to be one of the strongest couples in Hollywood. They have been going strong even after 25 years of marriage.

Mark Consuelos was instantly attracted to Kelly Ripa while auditioning for All My Children
Mark Consuelos was instantly attracted to Kelly Ripa while auditioning for All My Children

The couple got married in 1996 after Ripa and Consuelos got married on the set of All My Children. Since then, they have been married and have had three children: Michael Joseph (age 25), Lola Grace (age 21), and Joaquin Antonio (age 19). In her debut book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, Ripa covers a wide range of topics, including motherhood and marriage. She is leaving no stone unturned and imparting all of her knowledge to fans in the simple and witty collection of short stories.

Also Read: $120M Rich Kelly Ripa Refused Endorsing ‘Unhealthy’ Weight-Loss Medicine But Has Zero Regrets Working With Soft Drink Brands That Lead To Obesity

Source: Bustle

Siddhika Prajapati
Siddhika Prajapati

Flights of occasional fantasies, strong opinions, encouraging hyperbole, and good grammar are what describe her. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism, she is the Entertainment author at Animated Times, who is madly in love with the lights, camera, and action sector. An entertainment enthusiast by day, a dreamer, and occasionally a stargazer by night, she enjoys turning words into tiny yarn balls for poetry that readers might find admirable. You would find her buried under printed fiction who is heavily influenced by dark humor.

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