Thank goodness they got back together! In a new interview, Kelly Ripa has shockingly revealed that she and her longtime husband, Mark Consuelos, actually broke up one week before they eloped in Las Vegas in 1996.
"Right before we got married, we broke up. We broke up and we got back together the day before we went off and eloped. Yeah, we eloped. We went to Vegas and got married," the 47-year-old star told Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer on the duo's Comments by Celebs podcast earlier this week.
"We broke up the week before we got married... He popped the question the day before we got married, but that day, that very day that we got back together, we were at a taping of Regis and Kathie Lee," Kelly continued. "It was their Mother’s Day special. They were pretaping it, and one of the dreams of one of the mothers was to meet Mark and me. We were her favorite characters on All My Children."
"She wanted to meet us, and I think we drove out a new car or pushed out a new pool table or something. She got a present from her kids and we brought it out to her. It all is so connected," Kelly continued.
Kelly and Mark, 47, first began dating in 1995 after meeting on the set of ABC's All My Children. One year later, the young couple tied the knot in Vegas on May 1, 1996. Since then, the Hollywood pair has welcomed three children: son Michael Consuelos, 21, daughter Lola Consuelos, 17, and son Joaquin Consuelos, 15.