Kelly Ripa Posted a Rare Throwback from the Early Years of Her Relationship with Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos's relationship is one for the ages.

In case you didn't know, the two met when they were co-stars (and on-screen romantic partners) on the ABC soap opera All My Children. After only a year of dating, the pair eloped in 1996 and quickly had their three children, Michael (24), Lola (20) and Joaquin (18).

Even now, it seems their relationship still overlaps with their work. For instance, Consuelos appeared as a guest co-host on Ripa's highly-successful talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, while Ripa made a cameo on Consuelos's CW drama Riverdale (which also stars their oldest son, Michael).

And it seems their love is just as strong as it was in the beginning. Back in May, the pair celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, which Ripa marked on Instagram, saying, “Happy 25th Anniversary to the love of my life @instasuelos in the blink of an eye. Because when you know, you know. Thank you for all of the dreams you made reality. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ (wedding, 5,10,15,20........#25) #silver.”

But while we often see these two lovebirds on social media, the talk show host is giving us a rare peek at the earlier years of their relationship.

Ripa posted a throwback to her Instagram and said, “#fbf 2008. Just a couple of kids. One of us dared to wear white eyeliner on the lower lid. Don’t know who took the photo, but I’m glad it exists.”

The snap was taken at the red carpet premiere of the animated science fiction movie Fly Me to the Moon. The children's flick featured the voice work of Ripa, who plays Mrs. McFly in the film.

In the photo, Ripa is seen sporting a blush cocktail dress while Consuelos is rocking a navy blue suit. Ripa also tagged her makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, on the photo.

Fellow celebs loved the flashback, with journalist David Muir saying, “You gorgeous people” and actress Angelique Cabral commenting, “I love this so much ♥️.” Anderson Cooper jokingly added, “Wait, no one told me white eyeliner isn’t still a thing?! Wtf?”

We need more of these throwbacks, ASAP.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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