A 22-year marriage like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos‘ comes along once in a lifetime! Since Kelly knows how fortunate she is to be married to Mark, she revealed in a new interview that although she and her husband disagree at times, there still isn’t anyone else that she would rather be with than the 49-year-old Riverdale star.
“I think, in the early stages, it’s easy to let stuff burn out of control. You want to be right or you want to hear an apology. The stuff we used to argue over in our first year of marriage was like, ‘Are you going to breathe next to me?’ Those were inane fights!” she recently told Us Weekly. But now Kelly knows that the only thing that’s important to her at the end of the day is her family. “I can’t picture my life without him,” she added.
When Kelly, 48, married Mark back in 1996, she had no doubts that he was the man of her dreams. “He’s a great guy, and I knew that when I met him,” she shared. “We were so young that I thought, ‘This is so foolish of us to run off and get married.’ We didn’t tell anybody, because we knew they would say, ‘Are you crazy?’ But it felt right. We believed in each other and trusted each other. He hasn’t let me down.”
This year, Kelly and Mark celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary and soon the youngest of their three kids, Joaquin Consuelos, 15, will grow up and leave their house. When that happens, Kelly admitted that she won’t be sad because she’s already lived a “full life.” But as soon as she and her husband have the house all to themselves, Kelly knows exactly what she’s going to do.
“Rob Lowe told me that as soon as your kids leave, you are totally nude at all times. You make your coffee nude, you make your breakfast in the nude. I’m going to try it!” she hilariously shared. “I’m a homebody!”