Kelly Ripa Says Her ‘Longest Relationship By Far’ Was Not with Husband Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa just revealed her longest-lasting relationship. And in a surprise twist, it wasn’t with Mark Consuelos like we expected.

On Thursday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa rang in her 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company and ABC. The 50-year-old actress marked the occasion with mini-reunions, celebratory champagne and was even gifted a Central Park bench from her pal and co-host Ryan Seacrest.

To commemorate the milestone, the All My Children alum shared a heartfelt slideshow on Instagram thanking the company and reminiscing on the past thirty years. In the caption, she called her partnership with Disney her “longest relationship by far.”

“Thank you @disney for 30 magical years!” she wrote alongside the post. “My longest relationship by far. I became an adult here. I made a family here. The Friends I’ve made along the way became family too, and a very special shoutout to YOU! Yes you. Thank you for tuning in all these years and welcoming me into your homes. It’s an honor i don’t take for granted. Not for one second. Thank you! Yes YOU!”

If you didn’t know, Ripa’s three-decade partnership with the media company started in 1990 when she landed the role of Hayley Vaughan on All My Children. In 2001, she replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as co-host of what then became Live with Regis and Kelly.

So, while her relationship with her hubby is a few years behind that of hers with Disney, she does owe the company for her family, considering she met Consuelos on her first-ever series.

Congrats, Kelly, on not one but two super successful relationships.