Kelly Ripa's Retirement Plan From Hosting Successful Morning Talk Show Is 'a Real Thing,' Mark Consuelos Confirms

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Sep. 12 2023, Published 11:50 a.m. ET

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Kelly Ripa has been talking about stepping down from hosting Live With Kelly and Mark for some time now, and her husband, Mark Consuelos, who also hosts the show alongside her, cleared the air about his wife's future in television.

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"I think it's a real thing. I don't think it's going to be anytime soon, but at some point, I think she said being on camera on this age wasn't exactly her plan," the 52-year-old said in a new interview.

The two started hosting the morning talk show in April — shortly after Ryan Seacrest announced he would be taking on other responsibilities.

"I am the luckiest guy. I love the show because I know it's always going to be fun, I know she's not going to let me fail," the Riverdale star added of his wife, 52.

As OK! previously reported, the blonde beauty, who shares Michael, Lola and Joaquin with Consuelos, admitted she won't be on the small screen for eternity.

"I don’t intend to work at this job for the rest of my life," Ripa told The Purist Online. "I do talk about retirement with great interest, but right now I’m very happy, especially working with Mark."

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The duo share three kids.

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The soap opera alum couldn't help but gush over getting to collaborate with her other half.

"We met almost 30 years ago working together, and we always had a great working relationship. I love Mark more than I can articulate. He’s a proper person. He’s just a gentleman. He knows who he is. He is confident and kind and unassuming and very humble. He is irreverent. He understands the absurdity, and he finds the humor in everything," the mom-of-three stated.

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Ripa continued: "Having said that, he’s also a very serious person. He is focused on his family in ways that seem like from another time, and I think that we are a good partnership. We build each other up, and we always have. We are fiercely loyal and extraordinarily protective, and yet we keep each other laughing, at home and at work."

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos started hosting together in April 2023.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with Consuelos.


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