After being married for a quarter of a century, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have certainly discovered the secret of their own relationship. The couple recently spoke about their marriage and explained how it is actually surprisingly traditional.
The two stars, who consider themselves “progressive” in most aspects of their lives and beliefs, recently joined the Double date podcast and explained how their roles within their relationship could be considered “old-fashioned” by some.
The Living with Kelly and Ryan The host says they have fallen into their roles because her job has never alienated her from her family.
“I have been able to raise my children here in this city, in the nest, and he has always been willing to travel and go to a set and go here and sometimes he has had to move to another country to work in a set. there, “Ripa explained.
For this reason, Consuelos says that Ripa “makes home a home”, with her connection with her family and her daily participation.
“The funny thing is that I think of us as a progressive couple. I always consider myself politically progressive,” shared Ripa. “However, when it comes to our own family and our marriage and our roles, I think we are very traditional and almost old-fashioned in our roles.”
For Consuelos, his role, that of a traveling father who works outside the home, carries some emotional challenges.
“Traveling is difficult and being away from home is difficult and sometimes you would miss the children’s milestones,” said Ripa, who shares three children with Consuelos: sons Michael, 23, and Joaquín, 18, and his daughter Lola, 19 “. I know it was difficult for him.”
“In that way, we are very traditional,” he continued. “He made those sacrifices, but I don’t think he would know how to find a ballet class. He would not know how to enroll children in religion classes.”
In February, ET spoke with Ripa about her family and how she and her husband plan to spend family time together when it is safe to travel again.
“I want to go to the beaches. In fact, I want to go abroad. I would love to go eat some really good Italian food,” shared Ripa. “I would like to wander very, very far.”
As for how Ripa’s family travels, she notes: “I have to say that we, the Consuelos family, like to get off the beaten track and try not to have a schedule. We go where the people who live there go. We tend to ask local people, ‘What do you like to eat? Where do you like to go?’ … We are a bit spontaneous and nomadic when it comes to traveling. “
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