We should all want a relationship as adorable as Kelly and Mark’s.
Mark Consuelos, 52, certainly knows how to wish wife, Kelly Ripa, 53, a happy birthday! The Queen of the South actor took to his Instagram Monday and posted a heartfelt video tribute. The tribute included photos of Consuelos and Ripa together, plus shots of Ripa alone. He even included a snap of Ripa as a child. So cute!
“Another trip around the sun for the heart and soul of our family. Happy birthday sexy ♥️♥️ we love you,” Consuelos captioned the post.
Friends, family members, and fans flocked to the comment section to send love and wish Ripa a happy birthday.
“Happy Birthday. We send our love,” @aconsuelos replied.
“❤️ Happy Birthday to the most beautiful amazing funny talented woman Kelly !!! Wishing you the best always !! ???,” a fan commented.
Another user replied, “Amazing montage!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CHICEST BOO OF ALL @kellyripa ???”
Consuelos and Ripa met in 1995 during the All My Children. For Ripa, it was practically love at first sight.
The actress revealed in an interview on Lunch with Bruce, “When I saw him, I saw my entire future with him flash before [my eyes] — like I saw it. And I don’t believe in any of that and now I do because of that moment.”
During the show’s filming, the chemistry the duo had on set was undeniable. However, the real magic happened when the couple eloped in Las Vegas a little over 2 years after meeting.
On an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan reported by People, Ripa explained how she and Consuelos opted to elope in 1996 because they each had two consecutive days off work, a rarity at the time.
“Two consecutive days off from work, both on the same day. And it was like, ‘Let’s go to Vegas and get married and it’ll be fun,'” she said.
Ripa continued, “It was ’96 guys, remember the winter of ’96? The winter of ’96 is in the record books as the most miserable, it was an endless winter, and it was a snowstorm when we left. And we looked at the weather because we thought about going to City Hall but that was still cold and miserable, whereas Las Vegas, it was 85 degrees and sunny. ‘Let’s do that!’ And so that’s what we did.”
“$179 for a wedding, including airfare, cause we had miles and we had a canceled trip or something. But $179 in total — total with everything,” Ripa finished.
We love a bride on a budget!
Needless to say, Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa are couple goals in our book.