Kelly Ripa and Husband Mark Consuelos Reunited on Live: 'It Feels Full Circle'

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Kelly Ripa can't wait to get the ball rolling with soon-to-be cohost and husband, Mark Consuelos!

Husband And Wife Team!

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The 52-year-old talk show host has made major headlines this month as Live! With Kelly and Ryan cohost, Ryan Seacrest, confirms his exit from the daytime talk show. His replacement? None other than Kelly's 1996-married husband, Mark.

'All My Children' Start

Speaking of where things stand after meeting Mark on All My Children 28 years ago, Kelly stated: "Mark and I owe everything we have in our professional lives to ABC. We met there at the beginning of our careers and got married and had our kids while there."

It's All 'Full Circle'

The mom of three continued: "So many wonderful moments have happened while with ABC, so it only makes sense for us to come full circle and work together, once again, for the show that has given us so much joy and so many years of memories."

Married Since 1996

Kelly and Mark didn't take long to elope to Las Vegas, NV - they tied the knot in 1996 and haven't looked back! Together, Kelly and Mark share three children: Michael, Lola, and Joaquin.

Viewers Love Their Energy

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While fans are nowhere near done gushing over these two on social media, they're going to get the IRL version. "ABC has been eager to replace Seacrest with Mark," an insider dished to Daily Mail, adding: "Viewers can't get enough watching the sparks between them whenever he fills in for Ryan."

Ryan Seacrest Leaving

Ryan has confirmed that he's exiting Live! after six years as host. Kelly, meanwhile, has been holding the fort since her join back in 2001.

He Calls It A 'Memorable Ride'

The American Idol host has made a statement regarding his departure. Seacrest, 48, stated: "It's been a memorable ride and now I'm excited to pass the baton to Kelly's 'real' husband, Mark," per Daily Mail.

Lovebirds Forever

Kelly and Mark, who share a $27 million NYC townhouse, remain massively popular for their sneaky PDAs on Instagram.

Red Carpet Favorites

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The A-Listers are also a huge hit at red carpet events. Kelly is one year older than her CW star hubby, 51.

Twitter Spikes When Mark's Around

Kelly has regularly had her husband as a guest on the series she hosts, and the figures don't lie. Tweets spiked 243% on January 30 - big surprise, it was Mark as guest.

Kids Have Flown The Nest

Kelly and Mark are also adored for keeping their family life in the public eye, although they have made pandemic headlines for being empty nesters - all three children have now left home.

Ryan Seacrest Stayed Longer Than Planned

Ryan was initially signed for three years on Live! Turns out, he was so into it, he doubled his time as Kelly's trusty sidekick.

Three Years Became Six

Addressing his IG followers, the former Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer said:

"When I signed on to host Live in 2017 it was meant to be for 3 years, but I loved the job and working with Kelly so much that I extended my time and last year."

Taking Over The World?

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Millions tune into Kelly and Ryan on weekdays. But will figures rise once it's a husband and wife deal? Fans already love Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton doing just this on The Voice.

'Dream Job'

Ryan also confirmed that working with Kelly had been his "dream job."

Most-Watched Daytime Talk Show

Kelly's a winner! 2.3 million people tuned into Live! daily.

Persona Nutrition

Kelly is also gaining brand attention and now fronts tailored supplements brand, Persona Nutrition.

Will You Be Tuning In?

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If you've already got opinions, see for yourself when Kelly and Mark officially host together!

Rebranded Title

Of course, Ryan's name will be wiped from the show's name. And yes, Mark's the one who will replace his.