Kelly Ripa Revealed the Advice That's Kept Her Marriage to Mark Consuelos Strong for 24 Years
"You're going to fight, you're going to have disagreements. Relationships, marriages are not sprints, it's a marathon," she said. "There's going to be like, mile 24, when you're like, 'I quit.' But you just got to push through. Just push through."
"There's really nothing that's that insurmountable, besides abuse or things of that nature," she said. "You're going to fight. You're going to have disagreements. You're going to fundamentally not agree on things. And if you take a breath, you usually can't remember what you're fighting about."
Ripa and Consuelos met when the she auditioned him for his role as Mateo Santos on soap opera All My Children, on which she starred as Hayley Vaughan.
"When I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before—like I saw it," said Ripa. "And I don't believe in any of that and now I do because of that moment."
More than two decades later, the actors have three children (sons Michael, 22, and Joaquin, 16, and daughter Lola, 18), and their marriage is stronger than ever.
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