Longtime married couple Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa famously met on the set of All My Children back in 1995, when Consuelos landed the role of Mateo Santos, a sexy hunk who swept Ripa's Hayley Vaughan off her feet. The pair has gone on to major fame, Ripa as the co-host of Live! with Kelly and Ryan, and Consuelos as the star of series like Riverdale. But they'll always have Pine Valley.
In a super cute segment that recently aired on Live! with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa and Consuelos reminisce about meeting at AMC over two decades ago. They also watch Consuelos' screen test for the ABC soap opera and the very first scenes they filmed together.
As can be seen in the clip below, Ripa admits that she fell in love with Consuelos the very first moment she met him and knew that he was the man she would marry. Meanwhile, Consuelos thought he'd never have a shot with her, and at the time, all he was thinking about was how much he needed a job!
Also during the interview, Consuelos talks about why he became an actor. He shares that he was just a few months away from getting a degree in marketing when he made the leap into the entertainment world.
Kelly Ripa played AMC's Hayley Vaughan from 1990 to 2002, while Mark Consuelos played Mateo Santos from 1995 to 2010.
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