Fans Are Melting Over Mark Consuelos Surprising Kelly On The 26th Anniversary Of Their 1st Meeting

Date February 6, 2020

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are one of those couples that make our hearts melt every time we hear anything about them. This time, we have an amazing story of how Mark surprised Kelly on the 26th anniversary of their meeting and it's quite, to quote Ryan Seacrest, "remarkable".

How Kelly met Mark

It happened when Mark Consuelos flew in to New York to audition for All My Children in 1994. The young and hopeful actor was nervous about getting his big shot at TV success, but he forgot all about it when he laid his eyes on Kelly.

Mark recalled seeing his future wife for the first time:

I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy and all that stuff. But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.

Lucky for him, Consuelos got the part playing Ripa's character's boyfriend on the show, which quickly translated into real life and the couple got married in 1996.

Kelly and Mark also have three children together:

  • Son Michael born in 1997;
  • Daughter Lola born in 2001;
  • And son Joaquin born in 2003.

It's been 26 years since the happy couple met, but they still keep the spark alive.

Consuelos surprised Ripa on the anniversary of their meeting

While most couples only celebrate their marriage anniversary, Mark Consuelos grabs any opportunity to celebrate his relationship with the spunky host.

Recently, Mark was in New York when he remembered that it was the day he first met Kelly, because he knew exactly when he went it for the All My Children audition. So Consuelos decided to surprise his lovely wife with roses outside of her gym.

Kelly was swept of her feet by the gesture, even though Mark scared her quite a bit at first because she thought he was mugging her. You can watch Ripa tell the story to her co-host's delight on the video below.

Fans absolutely loved what Consuelos did and the fact that he remembered such a sweet detailed and gushed about their marriage in the comment section:

@Mary Gill Ludwig:

Your husband is the best Kelly! So romantic!❤️🌹

@Jen Manglos:

Mark is hot & great/ romantic!

@Marie Venza:

Wow what a love story. Your both gorgeous and deserve each other with the beautiful family you both made. God bless ❤️❤️

@Amanda McArthur:

Kelly you are blessed to be loved like that and maybe 5 for the date the 5th

@Linda Teats:

Kelly you are blessed not many people have what you have with your husband hugs to you both

We join everyone's admiration of this beautiful couple. Men, watch and learn how it's done! Their romance is still fresh and full of surprises, especially now that two of their children are in college, and the youngest Joaquin will soon follow his siblings. We're looking forward to more stories about our favorite family!