Mark Consuelos walking in the shoes of Kelly Ripa’s work husband after being her spouse for almost 27 years was quite a headliner early this year. Ryan Seacrest quit Live! after six years, and ABC found the Riverdale actor to be the perfect replacement. Consuelos had been a recurring guest host anytime someone needed to fill in for Seacrest, and his presence was always welcome as was apparent by the TRP and audience response. He now holds that chair full time and he recently shared how serious he is about this new gig.
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa can converse almost telepathically after 27 years of marriage
Mark Consuelos was recently a guest on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show With Julia Cunningham. A question was posed to him about the topics that were off-limits on air for the co-hosting spouses. He replied,
“I would say whatever’s appropriate for hanging out with your friends and just riding the line with your significant other and not really pissing them off and them not pissing you off.”
The How I Met Your Father actor explained how he and the Live Wire author have evolved over the years and learned how to push boundaries while also taking into account if and when they go too far. He went on to share,
“We’ve definitely pushed it in the past on this show. We’ve definitely, like, crossed it a few. I mean, I can’t remember exactly what it was, but I remember like, ‘Oh, we probably should have talked about that.'”
This understanding did not come of itself but was learned over the course of almost three decades together.
Mark Consuelos is very serious about his stint on Live!
The 52-year-old claimed that, in a way, he and the Generation Gap host can read what’s going on in each other’s minds, and also understand when one is crossing a limit on air without the other uttering a word. He said,
“I think it’s just kind of in our brains.”
About his stint at the most-viewed daytime talk show, the father of three said,
“This is for real now and this is what you’re doing. So I wouldn’t say pressure, but just a different energy, a different weight to it going into it. I have to be in the moment in this show right now. If it’s great, great. If it’s not so great, we’ll try better next time.”
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