In her memoir “Live Wire: Long Winded Short Stories,” which comes out on September 27, Kelly Ripa discusses her relationship with husband Mark Consuelos’s sex life.
The “Don’t Let Your Husband Pick Your Death Clothes” vignette, which was revealed in Haute Living, recalls Ripa’s 1997 wedding to her then-“All My Children” co-star Mark Consuelos and her six-month-old son, Michael.
According to Ripa, she and Consuelos were having a private moment together when she passed out from pain from an ovarian cyst that had ruptured.
Returning to her diagnosis, Ripa learned that she had two pairs of ovarian cysts, two of which had ruptured. Consuelos, whom she had recently married, was snacking on Saltines and sipping apple juice when she awoke in the hospital room.
In the 1980s-inspired French-cut leotard and red Manolo Blahnik shoes that Ripa said made her appear like a “dime store prostitute” when she woke up in the emergency ward, her husband had clothed her as he munched on some goodies.
The blurry images on the TV, the remains of my ovarian tormentor, and Mark cheerfully munching away catch my attention in succession. I believe that having sex can be quite terrible, but one of us is utterly unafraid. “He’s there, cheerfully chowing down on the saltines and requesting a second apple juice. Mark might be visiting a spa or going to a movie. I’m now lying on my back, pondering when the other two cysts may rupture.
“In addition, my husband, who I dare say is always trendy and well-dressed, dressed me like a dime-store prostitute when I needed it. To the point that, while I was on the stretcher, I thought I was dreaming or having a nightmare. It still baffles me to this day that this was the best costume he could find for the occasion, “added she. I wasn’t aware that I had arrived.
According to the co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan, Consuelos was her “greatest champion” when penning her novel. Regarding their union, she added, “A yin and yang are necessary, right? Even though Mark leads such a calm life, you could say he married a blowhorn.
He let me share these private moments even though I am this open book who will even turn the pages for you if you can’t keep up because, quite frankly, I believe he found them amusing. In the end, if he didn’t find me fascinating, I doubt he would still be in this marriage. “
In May, the long-married couple celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. Their children are Michael, 25, Joaquin, 19, and Lola, 21.