It’s been more than two decades since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on the set of “All My Children.” Now, they’ve reached a very important milestone.
On May 1, the happy couple celebrated 23 years of marriage together. And they both shared sweet posts on Instagram to commemorate the occasion.
The “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host shared a photo of her and Consuelos having a special moment.
She captioned the Instagram post:
23 with me (heart emoji)
Consuelos shared an equally adorable post to honor the big day. The father of three posted an image of his wife relaxing on a beach, along with the caption:
5-1-96….My view for the past 23 years.. Feliz aniversario (heart emojis) @kellyripahe
Ripa joked back in the comments:
We’ve not had those chairs for 23 years.
The proud husband spoke to Esquire about his marriage just before their anniversary.
The “Riverdale” star explained that he’s still learning how to be the best husband he can be, even after spending decades with his wife, Dearly reported. He said:
“I’m an incredibly slow learner, so I feel like I’m just getting it. Like ‘Oh, this is what you’re supposed to do,’ or, ‘OK, sometimes yes means no.’ After 23 years, I’m just learning that—so no, I don’t think I could give anybody advice.”
Consuelos added that the happiest moments of his marriage are the simple ones. He explained:
“It happens throughout, I think. It’s the simple moments—the really simple, not extravagant times. I’m just looking at this life that we created together. In a movie, it would be that moment where the husband kind of looks around and is looking at his wife and kids and you’re here, you’re in this beautiful place. And you think, ‘I’m just a kid from Southern Illinois and Tampa. How did I get all of this?’”
Though Conseulos says their marriage is still a work in progress, it seems the two have had a successful and loving past two decades together.