Why Kelly Ripa Says She and Mark Consuelos Are Taking a Vow of Chastity

As Kelly Ripa prepares to officially welcome her husband Mark Consuelos to his daytime chair beside her, the Live made a quip about why the pair are taking a vow of chastity.

By Kisha Forde Apr 07, 2023 1:41 PMTags
Watch: Kelly Ripa Jokes She & Mark Consuelos Took a Chastity Vow

Kelly Ripa is all about turning down the heat for the sake of daytime television.
Ahead of her husband Mark Consuelos officially joining Live! as co-host following Ryan Seacrest's departure, the 52-year-old made a quip about keeping their relationship as professional as possible.
During the April 6 episode of Watch What Happens Live, Kelly shared her lighthearted take on the scandal between former GMA3 co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes that took center stage at ABC late last year. And though she agreed the ordeal was "compelling," she joked that she and Mark, also 52, "have taken a vow of chastity while we'll be working together."
"Because I know how ABC does not like that, you know, TV partners banging on the side," Kelly—who shares kids Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 20, with Mark—added. "So, we promise, no banging on the side." 
But jokes aside, the daytime talk show host has previously been open about how she and her husband of 26 years keep their romantic life enticing.

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In fact, as Kelly revealed in late March, the couple found that their "sexual rituals" helped while they were working in different locations during the pandemic.

"We had sexual rituals that were so ludicrous," she said during the March 21 episode of her Let's Talk Off Camera podcast. "But I became so alarmed at my appearance over FaceTime that I started hanging the computer on a ladder, so that I could look up to Mark [and] he did not have to see what gravity was actually doing."
Not to mention, as the All My Children alum also revealed, she and the Riverdale actor sported electronic bracelets that "would let us know that the other person was thinking about them."

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"Any time I touch my bracelet, his bracelet in Vancouver would touch him, would vibrate," she continued, to which Mark—who was a guest during the episode—added, "It's really nice."

Keep reading for a look at the couple's cutest pics throughout the years.

Happy Birthday Kelly

"Happy Birthday to my best friend, lover, confidant. My dance partner in life..My forever girl," Mark Consuelos wrote on Kelly Ripa's 51st birthday, alongside a group of pics of the two on a beach. "For all the important days we've missed being together over many years, I'm so grateful to spend this special day with you. I love you, Happy Birthday amore', M."

"Throwback Sunday"

The morning show star shared a "Throwback Sunday" photo of the Riverdale alum flashing his abs as he relaxed on the beach.

Strike a Pose

She also turned up the heat with this shot of her hubby fixing his sunglasses.

Fun in the Sun

And the talk show host shared a sweet pic of the duo walking arm in arm along the sand.

A Live-ly Celebration

"So proud of my girl. 15year live anniversary. #KellysSweet15 #quinceañera"

A Cute Brunch

"The band is back together again... Brunch with the Consuelos gang..."

A Christmas-gram

"Live! Christmas party on FLEEK! @instasuelos on FLEEK! False eyelashes on FLEEK! (Mine, not his)"


"#bae watch."

Double Trouble

"Can't make this sh#! Up. Small calf tear."

Star Power

"Sooo proud of you @kellyripa ...so well deserved...xoxxo" 


"Thank you @marcobenattar for a great Montreal weekend."

Love Train

"On our way to Formula 1. Grand Prix Montreal"

Perfect Match

"Nobody I'd rather spend hump day with than @instasuelos for obvious reasons."

Beach Bums

"Here he comes.........@instasuelos always scintillating........always shirtless. #cohosting"

Sparks Fly

"Happy hump day to my beloved @instasuelos ! Thank you for making everyday feel like hump day!" 

Party Animals

"New Years Eve with @instasuelos is EVERYTHING!"

Destination: Marriage

"Canton here we come @michaelstrahan start chillin the tequila" 

Look of Love

"What are you lookin at"

Dynamic Duo

"Going to the chapel........#instasuelos"

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