new chapter of Live has begun.
live with kelly and mark, featuring Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos as co-hosts, premiered on Monday. It’s a fresh start for the long-running morning talk show just days after Ryan Seacrest said goodbye.
The pair step out for the newly reimagined set – featuring live with kelly and mark Sign and coffee mug – holding hands. She made the new co-hosting position official, opening the show by saying, “It’s Monday, April 17, 2023. Joining me today — and permanently, until the death of one of us.” Would have been – Mark Consuelos is.”
In the audience for her parents’ first show as co-hosts was the couple’s 21-year-old baby girl, Lola Consuelos, who recently moved back in with her mom and dad. Other guests included the couple’s longtime friend, MLB star Willie Randolph and his wife, Gretchen.
Needless to say, the husband and wife, both 52, quickly settled back into their on-screen routine. Eventually, they played a duet all my Children before becoming a couple in real life in the 1990s. Consuelos acknowledged the fandom surrounding their characters, saying “Hayley and Mateo forever”, while Ripa noted that fans still refer to them by their characters’ names, even after all these Even after years.
Consuelos has also long been a Live fixtures. He was the first guest on the show 27 years ago, without Ripa, as viewers were reminded Monday with a clip of the interview by Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee. Riverdale The actor has also filled in as guest co-host at times when Ripa’s co-hosts, including Michael Strahan, were out.
“It feels like you’ve always been here,” Ripa remarked after a montage of previous “Mark moments” in the show played.
He also displayed a billboard of the new co-hosts outside the NYC studios, as well as images of them atop the marquee good Morning America Studios in Times Square.
“It all looks so permanent,” Consuelos said, with Ripa shooting back, “Oh honey, as you know — nothing’s permanent here — except me, frankly.” He said that he “can’t come back now! You’re in.”
Guests on the first show included TLC’s Chili (real name: Rozonda Thomas) as well as psychic Char Margolis, who helped Ripa land her. Live job in 2000. At the time, Ripa, who was auditioning for the permanent host spot, was about five weeks pregnant with Lola, which no one but she and Consuelos knew, when Margolis correctly predicted that she was pregnant, live on the air. Philbin looked stunned, and Ripa got the co-host job soon after.
Regarding Margolis, Ripa said, “I believe she is the reason I work here,” calling it a “full-circle moment” for Margolis to bring Lola into the audience when she returned. However, she joked, “If she predicts that I am pregnant today, there will be a funeral.” Luckily for Ripa, there were no such predictions. When he texted Ripa, he told her, “You’re not pregnant,” to which Ripa replied, “It would be a real miracle, four.”
Margolis predicts Ripa and Consuelos hosting the show together Live Despite many viewers being saddened at Seacrest’s exit, it would be “Better Than Before”. He predicted both Ripa and Consuelos would act again, which Ripa has done very little of since then. faith hope Expired in 2006. (“Oh God,” Ripa replied.) He also predicted that the pair would buy real estate in Palm Springs, which he said they were looking into, and that their marriage would remain strong.
The show also featured old footage of the couple’s children, including Lola’s first appearance as a child after Margolis’ prediction was accurate. The psychic also offered a reading of Lola’s, which likely happened backstage after the show. (Ripa and Consuelos are also parents to Michael, 25, and Joaquin, 20.)
Ripa and Consuelos ended the show hand in hand.
“Thank you for today,” she told him. “You did a great job.”