Kelly Ripa Gushes About Husband: “He Makes Me Feel Safe”

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As if Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos weren’t cute enough, the Live! With Kelly and Michael host recently gushed to ELLE about her hubby of 17 years.

“I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I worship him.”

The two met in 1995 on the set of All My Children and eloped the following year. After almost a decade together, the duo now has three children — Michael, 15, Lola, 11, and Joaquin, 9.

“He makes me feel very safe,” said the 42-year-old television host. “I actually call him Desi, because the thing about Desi was that as much attention as Lucy got, Desi was always in charge.”

In the wake of so many celebrity divorces and cheating scandals, it’s so refreshing to hear Kelly talk honestly about her lasting marriage. After all, a majority of high-profile relationships can’t seem to endure 17 months, let alone 17 years.

What quality first attracted you to your husband? Do you have any unusual nicknames for each other?

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