“I fear it might be so damn boring.”
That was Kelly Ripa‘s chief concern about her newly released book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, a collection of hilarious, honest and heartfelt essays about her career, family and fame. But, as anyone who has watched even just a minute of Live With Kelly and Ryan knows, Kelly is anything but dull. And we can attest that her book is just as electric and compelling as she is on-air every morning—especially the juicy insight she graciously offers up about her 26-year marriage with Mark Consuelos, which now has us ready to launch a campaign for a rom-com based on their relationship.
While Kelly and Mark, who is half-Mexican and half-Italian, have long been considered #couplegoals, their relationship is even more inspiring when you recall they are also one of Hollywood’s first interracial pairs.
“It was just two people that fell in love and really had the hots for each other,” Kelly told E!’s Justin Sylvester when asked what that meant to the couple at the time. “Now, people reference it quite a bit. And at the time, we didn’t even think about it. We were just like, ‘What do you mean? We’re in love? Why wouldn’t we be together?’ It’s funnier now. Because when you look back in history, you go, ‘Oh, I guess that was a big deal.'”