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The Secret to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s Thriving Sex Life After 24 Years of Marriage

Experimentation is key.


In an interview with Andy Cohen and Bruce Bozzi on the SiriusXM Radio show Quarantined with Bruce, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consueulos spoke candidly about what is still apparently their steamy life in the bedroom.

Bozzi, who was recovering from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the time, admitted during the interview that this was the longest he’d gone without having sex. At that point, Ripa and Consuelos admitted that they don’t allow it to go too long between them, and that they enjoy being intimate. “We found each other at the right time in our lives, we were really young,” Ripa, 49, said. “We learned each other well. And with that comes a certain level of comfort and confidence and experimentation. We have fun. We enjoy [each other].” To which Conseulos, also 49, said, “I think you check off all the boxes for me.” How sweet!

So how long is too long? According to the couple, the longest they go between love sessions is a few weeks, when they don’t see each other while Consuelos is on the road for work.

Rippa and Consuelos met in 1994 when they were both just 23 on the set of All My Children. Ripa played character Hayley Vaughan, and Consuelos played her new love interest. However, upon meeting his future bride-to-be, he apparently didn’t think he could win her over in real life. “I thought she was adorable, hot, and sexy and all that stuff,” he told HuffPo Live back in 2014.”But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.”

But Ripa insists that she was instantly attracted to him. “I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him,” she told Elle in 2013. 

Ripa and Consuelos married just two years later in 1996 and have three children together, Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17. The couple is currently isolating with their kids in their home in New York.

It warms our hearts to see that after 24 years of marriage, Ripa and Consuelos are still gaga for each other. As we can see from their example, feeling confident in your own skin and being comfortable enough with your partner to experiment and have fun is the key to a healthy and fulfilling sex life — no matter how much time has gone by. In fact, time gives you the opportunity to learn and enjoy one another even more.

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