Kelly Ripa 1996 Photo: See Picture Of Ripa And Mark Consuelos! 'Live!' Host Tweets Adorable Anniversary Pic To Husband [PHOTOS & REPORT]

By iDesign Staff Reporter May 3, 2013 4:43 PM EDT
Kelly Ripa tweeted a photo of her 1996 wedding to Mark Consuelos to celebrate their 17th anniversary. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Kelly Ripa tweeted a photo of her 1996 wedding to Mark Consuelos to celebrate their 17th anniversary. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Kelly Ripa tweeted a 1996 photo to celebrate her 17th wedding anniversary with husband Mark Consuelos earlier this week.

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The Live! With Kelly and Michael host shared the adorable picture of the two at their casual Las Vegas wedding in 1996. They met on the set of All My Children in 1995 and eloped a year later. Their first son, Michael, was born in June 1997 and they have since had two more children.

Consuelos tweeted his appreciation back at his wife.

Ripa, 42, became Kathie Lee Gifford's replacement on Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee in 2001 and beat out Dolly Parton, Jane Krakowski, and Bernadette Peters for the hosting job. "This smiling, petite ball of fire named Kelly Ripa made her return to Live! For a test run at the rotating, up-for-grabs hot seat to my left," Regis remembered later. "And my god, who knew what spontaneous combustion we'd make together?"

Philbin retired from the show in 2011, and Ripa enjoyed her own rotating cast of co-hosts until former NFL player Michael Strahan joined the show in September 2012. She also scored the show its first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show last year.

Mark Consuelos often co-hosts Live! with his wife and starred on All My Children until 2010. He has since guest starred on Law and Order: SVU, American Horror Story: Asylum, and The New Normal.

"He is the person I was meant to be with forever, and I think he feels the same way. We really do have quite an allegiance to one another," Ripa said. "No matter what, we support each other in everything we do." Here's to another 17 years!

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