Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have become an iconic couple in Hollywood. These two have one of the most adorable and well-respected marriages in showbiz and now that they are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary, it’s clear they are more in love than ever! Kelly and Mark are one of the most beloved celebrity couples. We love them because they are not afraid to show a little PDA while strolling through New York City or partake in a friendly, flirtatious banter while co-hosting Live. It’s safe to say we all envy their seemingly perfect relationship. In honor of their 22nd wedding anniversary, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about this sweet couple!
8. How They Met
At one point in their careers, both Mark and Kelly were soap stars! The two met while acting on the popular soap series, All My Children, back in the ’90s. Kelly was in the role of Hayley Vaughn while Mark was cast as her love interest, Mateo Santos, in 1995. They dated in secret for about a year before going public with the relationship. According to Kelly, it was love at first sight! “When I met Mark, I was just sort of thunderstruck. The next day I went up to him and, although I didn’t even know his name, I said, ‘I had a dream about you last night. We were married and had a little girl and were on a plane to Rome.'” It took Mark a while to make a move on Kelly because he said she played hard to get after that and he didn’t think he had a chance with the blonde beauty! “I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy and all that stuff. But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that. We became friends really quickly after that,” he said.