Kelly Ripa career and family
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You probably do not know her as an actress and dancer, but you will definitely remember her as one of the faces you see on the multiple award-winning syndicated morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan or as the cohost of the Daytime award-winning show Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. If not, then maybe Milojo will surely ring a bell. It is a New York-based production company she co-owns with her husband Marks Consuelos.

Kelly Ripa is a character one would always want to see on the Television. Her role as Hayley Vaughan on the popular ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, which premiered in the early 90s was spectacular. She cannot also be forgotten for her role as Faith Fairfield on the ABC sitcom, Hope & Faith. This young woman is indeed super talented. No wonder The Hollywood Reporter mentioned her in 2014, as one of the Most Powerful People in Media.

Kelly kicked off her career as a dancer following her appearance in the 1986-1992 aired TV series Dance Party USA. But over the years, she has remained an outstanding personality on her own having won several awards for her roles in several TV series. These awards include Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress’,  two-time winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host’, and a three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host’.

She had a career dream of becoming a newscaster but never knew she has more talents within her. Today, the Camden County College dropout is worth millions of dollars with an enviable salary to show for it. For those who would like to know more about the super talented young American actress, here’s all you need to know.

Kelly Ripa’s Family – Husband and kids

Born on the 2nd of October 1970, in the  Stratford city of New Jersey, Kelly Maria Ripa is the daughter of bus driver and labour Union president Joseph Ripa and his homemaker wife Esther. Her father Joseph has also been the Democratic County Clerk for New Jersey’s Camden County, since June 2009. Kelly Ripa is of Mixed (Italian and Irish) ancestry with an American Nationality. She has a sister, Linda who writes children’s books.

Kelly met Marks Consuelos, her now-husband while starring in the American TV soap opera All My Children which aired for about forty-one years. Upon meeting, the co-stars, fell in love with each other which led to their eloping to Las Vegas on May 1, 1996, and together they shared the 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Romance.

Marks Consuelos is a marketing degree holder from the Notredam University. He was born on March 30, 1971, to a Mexican father, Saul Consuelos and an Italian mother, Camilla who both lived in Zaragoza, Spain. Consuelos has an older brother who is a doctor and an older sister who is a lawyer and together, they were raised in Lebanon, Illinois before the family moved to Tampa in Florida.

Kelly Ripa Husband, kids

Marks’ first acting role was in the dramatized educational TV series Connect With English but his major breakthrough as an actor was in the soap opera All My Children where he co-starred as Mateo Santos and there, he met Kelly his now-wife. The two secretly got married in May 1996, in Las Vegas. At that time, Marks was living with co-star Winsor Harmon who happens to be one of the few who knew about the secret marriage. Aside from acting, Consuelos is also a reality TV personnel; he hosted Age of Love, a reality dating show, and Science of Love, an NBC reality dating special. He even starred as a guest on American Family, Third Watch, SeaQuest, Friends, Fortune Hunter, and Hope & Faith.

Marks and Kelly as a couple, are blessed with three children, their first child Michael Joseph was born on June 2, 1997, while Lola Grace was born on June 16, 2001, and Joaquin Antonio Consuelos was born on February 24, 2003.

Is Kelly Ripa Divorced?

Kelly Ripa and her husband Marks were involved in a break-up rumor in 2018, but they came out to dispel the rumor saying they are doing well and that they live happily together with their children. Thus, Kelly isn’t divorced neither is she planning to leave her over two-decades-old marriage.

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Is She Dead?

Kelly, like most Hollywood stars, has been roped in a death hoax. Thousands of Kelly’s fans were left in shock when in September 2018, she was reported dead. The news first appeared on Facebook with the anonymous owner asking fans to sympathize with the family by commenting and liking the page. As expected, the news spread fast like wide fire, reaching other social media platform and fans who were saddened by the news quickly responded only to find out that it was just a hoax. Kelly Ripa is alive and well.

Salary and Net Worth

For one who is as gifted as Kelly, it is only natural for things to work out well. Hard working as she is, Kelly has garnered more than enough for herself and family. Forbes stated that she was worth $100 million with about $20 million as average salary. She was also named as the 9th highest paid TV show host of that year.

Height, Weight

Ripa is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m) tall and she weighs about 50 Kg. She has blond hair, blue eyes, and a killer figure. Kelly’s bust, waist, and hips are measured as 32-24-33.