Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos says their marriage is fine

This week’s National Enquirer is running an exclusive cover story that Kelly Ripa and her hot husband of 12 years, Mark Consuelos, have split. Cover Awards points out that it doesn’t matter if it’s true or not because “Split covers always work.” If you look at what the Enquirer is using on the cover as the evidence for the story, it sounds like one of them could just have gone on a business trip. The tabloids are always running “so and so walks out” stories based on the fact that a couple necessarily traveled separately. Usually the Enquirer has solid sources, but that doesn’t mean they’re above pulling the same tricks that the other tabloids use to move copies.

Ripa’s rep says it’s not true, and he uses wording that sounds like it’s straight from the mom of three. I use that “you should be ashamed” line on my four year old all the time:

“There is no truth to the story. Their marriage continues to be quite healthy, and the National Enquirer should be ashamed for fabricating such an untruthful story,” Ripa’s spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, told PEOPLE Wednesday, after the paper reported the couple have split.

“Their story is 100 percent false,” Rosenfield added.

The couple’s lawyer, Michael Zweig, has demanded a “full public retraction” of the story and an apology from the paper.

On Monday, Ripa and Consuelos walked hand-in-hand down the red carpet at the New York premiere of the new movie Cadillac Records.

[From People]

This isn’t the first time that Ripa and Consuelos’ 12 year marriage was said to be in trouble. Last year there were reports that Conseulos was flirting with a co-star, making Ripa jealous and upset. The two were also said to be arguing over money at the time. Whatever happened, they’re still together and dealing with it. They have three children, Michael, 11, Lola, 7, and Joaquin, 5. It must not be easy to balance a family life with two careers, even with all the help they’re sure to have.

Kelly and Mark are shown at the premiere of Cadillac Records on 12/1/08. Credit: WENN

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  1. Syko says:

    I hope it’s not true. I like them.

  2. pebbles says:

    (rubbing hands with glee) Wouldn’t I love to see this happen!! I cannot stand that bobblehead with her squeaky voice……everytime that TV commercial airs with her mouse-voice hawking kitchen appliances – waving to the audience – – “thank you so much” – – oh, I cringe.

  3. Lauri says:

    oh, pebbles–do you really mean that? Just because you don’t like a celebrity you would want to see bad things happen to them? I mean, she does have kids that would be hurt by a divorce…

    I can’t stand her either, but I don’t think I would wish anything bad on her family just because of that. I just don’t watch her show and fast forward through her (and all other) commercials (gotta love that DVR).

  4. Mia says:

    I won’t blame him. I can’t stand her for 3 min on TV.

  5. kate says:

    she is like some yappy, hyper little dog – he must have to wear earmuff when they have sex.

  6. Come sta? says:

    The fame and money must have gone to her head. When she was on All My Children, she was much softer physically and less annoying!

    CB- you mean juggling one career! Mark probably hates being Mr. KR, hasn’t had real work since AMC.

  7. Tina says:

    I find Kelly Ripa synonymous with “extremely annnoying.”

  8. vdantev says:

    You can tell by his loving scowl everything is hunky-dory.

  9. guilty pleasures says:

    Are you all kidding? She is funny and quick-witted, her marriage seems to be great, her kids are adorable, and she seems to be the only thing to keep Regis from careening off into senility and the irrelevance he richly deserves.

  10. mojoman says:

    Yes, but I’d rather take KR over Elizabeth Hasselback anytime..NOW THAT, is the epitome of annoying!

  11. Alex says:

    I just watched Mark Conseulos on Oprah Fridays live, March 07. The episode was about adopting dogs from shelters instead of breeders. I do not know if it was a re-run. I think it is a current episode. Mark said,and I will paraphrase some of it… “I” got a dog from a shelter, and they said it was house broken, but when “I” brought it “home to “my” house” it was not house broken.. My point is, when anyone is married for a long time, 12 years for them, you usually say “We” and “Our house” I heard he has his own place, so maybe he is talking like a single guy now.