Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa have never been shy about sharing intimate details about their marriage with fans, but it turns out there are actually some topics the morning show presenters will never discuss on the show. ‘antenna.
As the pair continue to progress as co-hosts on Live! with Kelly and Mark, the 52-year-old Riverdale actor told DailyMail.com there’s a limit to how open they are on the show.
“We feel like we know what people want to hear and what they don’t need to hear,” he said, adding that the duo had subtle cues that helped them communicate between them during filming.
He added: “When you’ve been married for so long, you just know what line not to cross. You recognize a look or a feeling and you know not to go for it.
Mark Consuelos spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com about his decision to join his wife Kelly Ripa as a full-time co-host on Live! With Kelly and Mark
Although he is famous for his very outspoken comments, he revealed that there are actually some topics that morning show presenters would never talk about on air.
“But the point of this show is for us to be real and open and honest. If people are put off by our franchise, I think they’d be much more put off if we just fed them BS.
The couple also have a fixed approach when it comes to talking about their children – sons Michael, 25, Joaquin, 20 and daughter Lola, 21.
“We’ve always taken the approach that if it’s something sensitive or if we think it might be sensitive, we’ll just ask the kids and we’ll always get a very straight answer!” revealed the actor.
Since Mark took over from former host Ryan Seacrest in April, the couple have already made plenty of headlines thanks to jokes about their sex life, regular revelations about their personal lives and participating in cheeky activities while filming like yoga and couples therapy.
The candid nature of the couple’s relationship was greeted with joy by many viewers, but for others the adjustment period was longer.
Opening up to some of the most negative online comments about their accommodation, Mark insisted the pair wouldn’t let them get to them.
“We’ve been doing it for so long too,” he explained. “I remember going through bags of fan mail at All My Children and people had no problem telling you if they thought you were a good or a bad actor. We are used to it.
The Husband for Hire actor continued, “People will always have opinions, but we know if we’re doing a good job or not and the ratings are the ultimate judge in the end.”
“As long as the ratings are great and we’re feeling good, that’s all that matters.” So no, it doesn’t affect us.
Speaking about the show’s recent ratings growth, Kelly added, “For years I didn’t pay attention to the ratings.” I know Mark and I know myself, and I know the work we do. So I always put on my blinders.
The couple also have a set approach when it comes to talking about their children – sons Michael, left, Joaquin, right, and daughter Lola, centre.
The Riverdale star praised his wife for always spoiling him on big days like Father’s Day, even though the pair now work together on a daily basis
The couple – who just celebrated 27 years of marriage – have so far been seen taking part in couples therapy live on the airwaves
“And I know we have the most loyal viewers and I’m so grateful that they have continued to support us and have remained so loyal.”
For the superstar couple, working together is nothing new. The couple fell in love while playing the role of on-screen love interests in the iconic soap opera series, All My Children.
In many ways, the duo – who celebrated 27 years of marriage in May – have come full circle by returning to work together full-time on the series.
However, Mark admitted there had been moments of uncertainty over whether it would be the right decision and the pair had “a lot of conversations” about whether to join the show as co-stars. Kelly’s full-time host.
‘The conversation [about me joining the show] ran the gamut,” he began. “We were like, ‘We’re married, should we do this? Is it a good idea that we work together? »
“But every objection we had was like, well, we’ve done this before. We worked together on All My Children for years on what was a much more intensive schedule, we were on-screen love interests… we said if we can survive 12, 13 hours a day, we know that we can survive this.
He continued: ‘Kelly was like, ‘Well, do you like doing the show? And I said, “Yeah, you know I really know that.”
The couple’s antics and conversations were a hit for some viewers
However, others weren’t quick to accept their raunchy jokes and revelations.
“And I knew I was going to work with someone who is the best at what he does. We have fun, I love the show, I know the staff, they are like family to me.
Mark added: ‘[Kelly and I] had a lot of conversations about it. When we make decisions these days, at our age, we don’t make hasty decisions. We talk to each other and we trust each other.
“I’m really happy that we made the decision. I had been on the road for seven years and the idea of having an anchor really appealed to me.
The actor also revealed that the gig was all the more appealing to him as it would give him the opportunity to take on specific acting roles.
“I also want to do theater and this show gives me the freedom to do that,” he noted.
For now, the star is continuing to take the new role on his stride, admitting he feels like he’s “found” his “sea feet”.
Meanwhile, the couple are working to ensure they prioritize family time now that they’re working together again.
Mark took over from former host Ryan Seacrest in April, after the American Idol host opted to step back after six years
The couple are famous for their flirty comments and raunchy posts on Instagram
Explaining his plans for Father’s Day, Mark said: ‘[As the kids have gotten older] the schedules are a little crazier.
“My eldest son works, he’s actually not in the country, but we’ll catch up a few days later, I’ll give a Father’s Day hug and we’ll make a phone call. I love that he doesn’t work, he does a great job.
He continued, “We don’t do anything structured, we’ll do a meal together like brunch or dinner and I usually get really nice cards, really fun cards. I’m always spoiled that day.
“I always tell Kelly not to get me a present, but she always gets me something really nice. She’s awesome.’