December 10, 2020
Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa, who has been working in “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” for years, took to social media to share her family’s cute 2020 Christmas card.
In the first picture, which read “Happy Holidays,” Lola posed between her two brothers and side-hugged them. She put on a white ensemble and smiled and looked down.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on June 27, 2011 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
THE CONSUELOS’ CHRISTMAS CARD
Michael, Kelly and Mark Consuelos’ eldest child, wore a striped shirt and looked to the side. Joaquin, the youngest sibling, rocked a white shirt and smiled at the camera.
The second photo read “SEE YA 2020.” In it, Michael and Joaquin turned their backs at the camera and appeared as if walking away from it and toward the background trees.
While Mark believed [Kelly] was adorable and sexy, he didn’t think he had a chance.
Lola, still in the middle, turned her head to look directly at the camera and flashed her beautiful smile at it. For the caption, Kelly wrote:
“Behold the card. We wish you health, happiness and a break from 2020. Back of the card says it all.”
KELLY AND MARK’S LOVE STORY
Kelly and Mark’s children are as gorgeous as their parents’ love story. The couple met in the mid-90s when Mark was auditioning for a part in the soap opera “All My Children.”
At the time, he was a 23-year-old actor trying to make it big in the entertainment industry, while Kelly was an established cast member assigned as his screen test partner.
While Mark believed she was adorable and sexy, he didn’t think he had a chance, so he didn’t focus on that. Fortunately, he got the part of Mateo, Kelly’s on-screen love interest.
Shortly later, Mark and Kelly started dating in real life. On May 1, 1996, the couple eloped in Las Vegas, and they have been together ever since.
They kept working in “All My Children” for about six years, but Kelly eventually left to replace Kathie Lee Gifford in “Live! With Regis and Kelly,” a position she still holds.
Mark is still focused on his career as an actor. Most recently, he portrayed Hiram Lodge in “Riverdale” and is expected to return in the fifth season. Their love story is one of a kind.