Talk show co-host Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos will return to the Emmy-winning ABC daytime soap "All My Children" for the show's 40th Anniversary episode!
Ripa and Consuelos met on the set of "All My Children" in 1995, playing Hayley Vaughan and Mateo Santos. They married the following year. Their appearance marks the show's 40th anniversary on Jan. 5, 2010. It will be the first time they've appeared on "AMC" since leaving the show in 2002.
Ripa first joined the cast in 1990, originating the role of Hayley. In 1995, Consuelos made his debut in the role of Mateo. The characters quickly became one of daytime television's most popular supercouples as their on-screen romance carried into real life. They now have three children; Michael, 12, Lola, 8, and Joaquin, 6.
Production for "All My Children" makes its cost-cutting move from Manhattan to a new home in Los Angeles -- December 11 will be the final day of taping in NYC. The L.A. facility is twice the size of the show's New York home -- with two sound stages and HD capability.
The Ripa and Consuelos episodes will air Jan. 4 and 5 on ABC.
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The National Enquirer headline screams that Kelly Ripa is splitting from her longtime hot hubby Mark Consuelos -- but is there truth to the rumor?
According to Kelly's rep, that's a big no. The Enquirer claims that the couple's marriage of 12 years is on the rocks, due to Consuelos pursuing his own talk show career -- without the chat hostess, but Ripa's people tell "Extra" the rumor is just that -- a rumor. "There is no truth to the Enquirer story. Their marriage continues to be quite healthy."
The former "All My Children" co-stars were spotted together -- looking very much the couple at the premiere of "Cadillac Records."