Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been married for over two decades and they are still as happy and in love as ever! That said, it seems they’ve discovered the secret to a successful, long-term relationship – at least one that works for them!
As it turns out, they both have pretty traditional marriages, surprisingly.
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Kelly and Mark tend to be ‘progressive’ when it comes to most aspects of their lives and belief system, but as they reveal their relationship on the Double Date podcast, they revealed that some are calling what they have together as ‘old-fashioned’.
While that was never really planned, they fell into these gender roles, especially since her job has never been one to keep her away from their family.
‘I’ve been able to raise my kids in this town, in the nest, and he’s always been willing to travel and go to a set and get out of here and sometimes he had to live in another country to work over there, Kelly shared.
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Mark went on to explain that it was therefore always the woman who made “the house a home.”
‘The funny thing is that I see us as a progressive couple. I consider us to be politically progressive. But when it comes to our family and our marriage and our roles, I find ourselves really traditional and almost old-fashioned in our roles, ” added Ripa.
Mark Consuelos admitted, of course, that his role as a father and husband who work outside of his family is quite emotionally challenging as it is difficult for him to be away from his loved ones and sometimes even skips big milestones for the kids.
“He made those sacrifices, but I don’t think he would know how to find a ballet class. He wouldn’t know how to enroll the kids in religion classes, ”noted Ripa.