The popular American actor and television personality Mark Consuelos started his career at the soap opera All My Children, playing the role of Mateo Santos.
Since 1996, Mark Consuelos has been happily married to the talk show host Kelly Ripa. Even though they are indeed close with each other, there are some details of Mark’s life that she prefers to be silent about.
Mark Consuelos’ past life
Recently, it turned out that before trying himself as an actor, Mark Consuelos used to work as a stripper in Florida. Is Kelly Ripa okay with such past of her husband?
This fact was revealed during one of Kelly Ripa’s interviews, when the journalist said he saw in the National Enquirer that Mark Consuelos was once a go-go boy and a male stripper, and Kelly Ripa confirmed this fact.
The talk show host added that her husband was the one who opened up to her about such an unusual past, and she has nothing against it. But why she is okay with her husband being a stripper in the past?
Kelly Ripa said a lot of men in Hollywood did the same.
A lot of hot guys in Hollywood have done that. He was straight out of college, and he went to Notre Dame and finished his degree at the University of South Florida. So, there he was in South Florida, he’s gorgeous, looking to break into show business, so he started off as a roadie to a group of these guys, and then they talked him into stripping.
Kelly Ripa says she and Mark Consuelos are loyal to each other, so past doesn't affect their relationship.
By the way, Mark Consuelos is not the only one who previously worked as an exotic dancer, as there are many other actors who had the same job. For example, Javier Bardem, Nene Leakes, Joey Lawrence etc.
Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos used to work as a stripper before acting career, and the talk show host has nothing against it.