The path to success is paved with odd jobs and no one knows this better than Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos. Based on a recent interview that the actress released for the June issue of Vanity Fair, the Spanish-born star was a stripper at the beginning of his Hollywood career.
It’s easy to envy celebrities and their glamorous lives, but once you find out the dues they had to pay for fame, it doesn’t seem attractive anymore. Take for instance, Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos. He is married to one of the hottest women in show business and he enjoys a good reputation in Hollywood. According to his wife, it wasn’t all pure luck.
Ripa told the press that her husband used to be a stripper before he made it as an actor. The 41-year-old actor had just graduated college and moved to Notre-Dame to continue his studies at the University of South Florida. After numerous failed attempts to get into show business, Mark finally decided to join a group of strippers as a roadie. Although he initially did not want to be a part of their group, the boys convinced him to perform on stage with them.
Those days are long gone and both Kelly and Mark are now successful television people. She hosts “Live! With Kelly” where she often invites her husband as a guest co-host in the show. Although they like working together, the two prefer to take different projects because they find it very difficult to be married and be the permanent hosts of a show. As a consequence, Josh Groban, Jerry O’Connell and Nick Lachey are the frontrunners that will most likely co-host the show with Ripa.
Even though they don’t host “Live! With Kelly”, there are numerous other projects that the “All My Children” stars are preparing together. They recently produced a documentary series about cheerleading called “CHEER”. The series, which was created through their company, Milojo Productions, will air on CMT starting in September.