Kelly Ripa says Mark Consuelos solves all problems with ‘love and sexy time’


When speaking of celebrity couples who overshare, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos should never be left out of the conversation. Whether it’s thirst trap photos or personal information they thrive off giving TMI about their marriage. Mark filled in for Ryan Seacrest on Monday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan. During the show, they discussed the second episode of Scene form a Marriage, which was tortuous. Without spoiling anything, it was full of strife that asked the viewer to consider how they would react if they were in either of the characters’ shoes. Which is what Kelly and Mark were doing when Kelly told her audience and viewers that things would never have gotten to that point for them because Mark solves every conflict with sex. Excuse me, “sexy time.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are sharing their tips for a long — and happy — romance.

The couple, who have been married since 1996, opened up about their relationship during Monday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, where Mark, 50, was filling in for Ryan Seacrest as guest co-host.

While discussing the new HBO series Scenes from a Marriage, Ripa, 50, said her love life with Mark is much different from what the characters in the miniseries — which follows a couple struggling to keep their relationship intact — experience.

“I was like, none of this would ever be happening in the Mark Consuelos household, because he would have nipped all of this in the bud immediately,” Ripa said, referring to the second episode of Scenes from a Marriage.

While series stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac deal with tension and conflict in their fictional marriage, Ripa said she and her husband are quick to resolve any issues that come their way.

“He would have been like, ‘Oh, you’re upset? I know how to take care of that. Oh, you don’t feel good about something? I’ll take care of that. Oh, you’re feeling like maybe you’re overworked? I got you. I know what you need,’ ” Ripa explained.

Spilling more details to the audience, Ripa added, “Because everything for Mark is settled with, everything is settled with —” before her husband cut in to add, “Love.”

Ripa corrected him, telling viewers, “Love and sexy time.”
While Mark was quick to clarify that “not everything” can be solved that way, Ripa cheekily added, “Just about almost everything.”

[From People]

I know Kelly says this kind of stuff to get us talking about it. Few marriages would thrive if a partner was silenced with sex every time a conflict arose, so I’m sure this is typical Kelly exaggeration. But it was curious to see Mark cut her off. He knew what she was saying was going to make him look bad. Hopefully it was just a misguided joke. And I say this as a person who finds Mark incredibly hot. Having “sexy time” with him is something I have entertained, but not at the sacrifice of my feelings when I’m vulnerable. Note that Kelly didn’t say “we solve our problems” that way, but that it was “Mark Consuelos’” method. I guess that was part of only having “room for one man” in their relationship. But, they have 25 years together and they still love to work together so however they resolve their issues is working for them. And their oldest son, Michael, said their marriage has set the bar for him in many ways. He told ET, “They’re great, not just in like a relationship sense, but they’re great role models. I try to conduct myself the way I think they would,” which is a pretty glowing endorsement.

I will criticize Kelly’s comments in the context of Scenes from a Marriage, though. *MILD SPOILER* I was so afraid they were going to resort to sexy time, it was the only thing I was relieved about in that whole episode. I feel like Kelly missed the whole point of what she watched if she felt her discussion was a good follow-up to episode two.




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  1. Seraphina says:

    I find it odd that they are speaking with adults of adult issues, in adult relationships, and use the label “sexy time”.

    • LaraK says:

      Well they are trying to be the risqué choice for wholesome moms, so it kinda balances out.

      I think their marriage clearly works for them, and it fits in the suburban mom fantasy – married to a super hot dominant guy who will never betray you and be hot for you after 25 years. At least that’s what all the moms in my PTA seem to want.

      • Seraphina says:

        Calling it “sexy time” is just plain weird. I picture someone talking to a child using the term instead of sex.
        Call it was it is. And whole some moms may not take kindly to Kelly shoving her arse up in the air and her husband looking at it that way. It’s all just weird. As others have said below.

  2. OriginalLala says:

    Mark gives me the creeps, something about him sets off alarm bells for me. I don’t find their marriage schtick cute at all.

    • AMA1977 says:

      That pic of him ogling her (bony) butt posted above…NO. All the no. I don’t like being involved in their weird little oversharing dynamic any more than I like when Kristen and Dax do the most to squick everyone out by airing their dirty laundry. It doesn’t make you relatable, it make me pity you your loss of dignity.

      Also, I’m pretty sure that the kid who puts them up on the pedestal with that quote is the “golden child”, and the daughter that Kelly actively puts down and competes with is the “black sheep”, and that makes me sad, too. Love all your kids the same, people.

      • Seraphina says:

        THIS, to all you wrote. THANK YOU.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ AMA1977, I didn’t realize she treats her daughter this way. Their daughter is stunning, IMO. Why would she do this? Is Kelly one of those “not a girls girl”, that she competes with every female? If she does this to her daughter, I feel so bad for her.

        Yes, love every ONE of your children equally!!

    • Shanaynay says:

      Yes, I get the same creepy vibe from him as well.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    Hmm…these two always seem to be trying too hard.

    • Caro says:

      I agree. Seeing him blow up at a high school wrestling match blew the cover off of their little PR barbie&ken schtick. Trying too hard.

      • michelle says:

        YES! When your Dad feels it’s his right to march out of the stands and onto the wrestling mat to confront the son’s opponent who is in high school, then that speaks volumes about your sense of entitlement. These two are all show and so full of themselves.

  4. Dee says:

    A wise septuagenarian once told me, “There are those who are getting some, and those who have to talk about it all the time.”

  5. Merricat says:

    If they’re still having all that “sexy time” after 25 years of marriage, good for them.

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    You ain’t having “sexy time” if your partner can’t stand your ass…and a long-term relationship’s main engine for a LOT of folks have nothing to do with sexy time…cause honestly…me working outside of home…and coming home & seeing the kitchen ALWAYS looking jacked up…or seeing my mate ALWAYS wearing…what looks like the SAME OUTFIT CONSTANTLY…when my partner is mainly home based would negate “sexy time” for me….along with aggressive-passive behavior…ALL of which was highlighted brutally & brilliantly in the first two episodes of “Scenes”…Mark & Kelly seem to be on the same page & working in the same business helps with that I’m sure….regarding “Scenes”….THIS AIN’T THAT… the couple in “Scenes” looks like they don’t know or value what the hell the other person is doing on a daily or hell even weekly….masterful acting that for me…rang so true!

  7. Shannon says:

    Every time a celebrity couple starts talking about how much sex they have and how great their marriages are I start mentally counting down the days until the divorce announcement. Happy and satisfied couples have nothing to prove usually don’t try so hard

    • Coco says:

      Yes this reminds me of when Goop went around talking about her and Chris sex life and how active it was at the end of their marriage.

  8. Lila says:

    There are very few real problems couples face that can be solved by ‘sexy time.’

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Lila, I can’t think of any problems that can or should be solved by “sexy time”. The fact that Kelly goes out of her way to share TMI is actually gross.

    • Seraphina says:

      I wonder if “sexy time” could help them if they couldn’t pay the mortgage or put food on the table.

    • Jaded says:

      Never have I ever thought “sexy time” was the answer to any disagreement or problem in a relationship. In fact sex was the last thing on my mind. You have to talk that sh*t through, negotiate, go off and steam for a while, whatever, then get back to being a normal couple and that all takes time. Believe me, a good shag isn’t the answer and I find them utterly tiresome.

  9. Jane Wilson says:

    I don’t find Kelly Ripa “cheeky” or “charming” or anything other than shallow and glib.
    Not my cup of tea at all.

  10. Isa says:

    I would find it really disrespectful if I have an issue in my marriage and my husband came at me for sex. The thought of it right now just pisses me off. And even if you do have some enjoyable sex (I personally can’t get into it if I’m pissed) what’s been solved? Nothing.

  11. Detnow359 says:

    Kelly and Mark are like Will and Jada. All that talk about their love life is just that-talk. They are not having sex with each other. It’s all fake and for show.

  12. Marigold says: