Ripa and Consuelos first met on the set of All My Children. On the show, the young actress played Hayley Vaughan, while Consuelos portrayed Mateo Santos. The co-stars portrayed on-screen love interests for quite some time until their characters tied the knot.
Back in 2018, Ripa appeared on Radio Andy and recounted the moment she knew they were meant to be. “I saw my husband in a photograph before I saw him,” Ripa said at the time. “And I knew when I saw him. I knew when I saw his photograph.”
The Riverdale actor could remember the exact moment he met his future wife, but he didn’t think he had a shot. In a 2014 interview with HuffPost, Consuelos said he thought that she was out of his league. “I didn't really think I had a chance with her,” he told the outlet. He was more focused on getting the role of Mateo, which he later secured.
Keep the All My Children throwbacks coming, Kelly.
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