It’s been 22 years since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot after meeting on the set of “All My Children” in 1996.
The two are still madly in love and busy raising their three children, Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15.
And apparently, Ripa knew their romance was meant to be after seeing a single photograph of Consuelos.
In an interview on the “Lunch with Bruce” radio show, the television host said she’d been on “All My Children” for seven years before they cast Consuelos.
And she knew right away that she’d marry her new co-star one day. Ripa said:
“I saw my husband in a photograph before I saw him. I knew when I saw his photograph.”
The mother of three said she had the unexpected reaction when she was given Consuelos’ photo by casting director Judy Blye Wilson.
“[Judy] showed me his picture and, Bruce, I’m not this person, at that point I was not a hopeless romantic. I never thought about getting married, it never occurred to me that I would grow old with someone. I just thought I would be living my single girl life in the city and sort of like moving.”
Though she hadn’t met Consuelos yet, she knew they were meant to be:
“When I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before — like I saw it. And I don’t believe in any of that and now I do because of that moment.”
And when they finally started shooting the show together, Consuelos felt the same way. They got married the very same year that they met.
More than two decades later, the couple is still going strong.