Jerry O'Connell on 'Live!' co-host gig: 'I'd do anything Kelly asked me to do'

Jerry O'Connell's wife, Rebecca Romijn, may be the apple of his eye -- but there's another lady who he can't say no to.

Kelly Ripa still hasn't decided on her permanent "Live!" co-host ... but Jerry is definitely interested!

"I'd do anything Kelly [Ripa] asked me to do," the 42-year-old actor said in an exclusive interview with AOL.

The "Stand By Me" actor has appeared as Kelly's guest co-host a handful of times, including the daytime talk show's huge Halloween special. In fact, he revealed a surprising tidbit about Ripa that many would be surprised about.

"Kelly is a really good dancer! She had this whole routine choreographed with other dancers. When I got there I was like -- 'I need to take a hip-hop class because this girl is good!'"

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Jerry O'Connell attends Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour at The Tournament House on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actor Jerry O'Connell attends Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on November 17, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Jerry OConnell is seen walking in Soho on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell arrive at the 2nd Annual Baby Ball Gala held at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jerry O'Connell and Kelly Ripa attend Live's Best Halloween Show Ever: Decision 2016 on October 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Jerry O'Connell and Ryan M. Kolton attend the LaPalme Magazine Fall Issue Party at Le Petit Paris on October 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actors Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell attend the Emmys Diversity Brunch Hosted by Anthony Anderson and sponsored by Kia on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Kia Motors America)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Actor Jerry O'Connell attends the CFDA x Cadillac opening night party during New York Fashion Week: Men's Spring/Summer 2017 at Cadillac House on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: SuChin Pak (L) and Jerry O'Connell visit ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on June 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
PEOPLE'S LIST - A new limited-run summer series from ABC News and People, PEOPLE'S LIST, premieres SATURDAY, JUNE 11 (8-9pm, ET)) on the ABC Television Network. The hour-long weekly program, hosted by Jerry O'Connell and Suchin Pak, highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and human interest. Watch what happens when Jerry O'Connell gets into the ring with Paula Patton on June 11. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) JERRY O'CONNELL, PAULA PATTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Sunny Mabrey (L) and Jerry O'Connell pose for a photo during the launch of JCPenney's 'Get Your Penney's Worth' campaign at Pershing Square on March 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Jerry O'Connell talks with guests as Jerry O'Connell and Josh Capon talk BIG GAME Entertaining with JCPenney on January 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for JCPenney)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Jerry O'Connell attends29th Annual All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike on January 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Jerry O'Connell attends the 'Consumed' New York Premiere at AMC Loews 19th Street Theater on November 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Jerry O'Connell attends the Labyrinth Theater Company's Celebrity Charades Goes Medieval Gala 2015 at Capitale on November 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Trixie and Jerry O'Connell attend the 'Living on Love' photo call at the Empire Hotel on March 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Jerry O'Connell (L) and actress Rebecca Romijn arrive at FOX's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at The Barker Hanger on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actors Scottie Thompson (L) and Jerry O'Connell (R) attend 'The Lookalike' premiere at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas on November 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Jerry O'Connell and wife Rebecca Romijn pose backstage at the New York premiere of 'American Hero' at Second Stage Theatre Uptown on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actor Jerry O'Connell attends 'The Substance Of Fire' opening night>at Second Stage Theatre on April 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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O'Connell recently put his talents to the test as host of America's largest dog show, "The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin," on the Hallmark Channel. He joked the only reason he got the job was because of all the selfies he took with his dogs -- but by looks of his adorable Instagram snaps, the comedian may be right!

And even with his busy schedule, he prioritizes time to spend with his ladylove and two eight-year-old girls, Dolly and Charlie. Recently, the family of four went on a tropical getaway in early January to celebrate the new year and the girls' birthdays.

All aboard the night train

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My little 8yr olds. Big girls now

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The couple of nearly 10 years showcased their A-list bodies on Instagram, but O'Connell said it's all due to the perfect Instagram filter. Which one you may be wondering?

"We are a Valencia family," he said.

All jokes aside, the actor revealed Rebecca does pilates, while "I go to the gym, order a protein shake and just walk around. Then I sit on a ball for half an hour."

The cute pair has been together for almost a decade, which is a considered lifetime in Hollywood. Of course, we had to get their secret to a lasting marriage.

"Our kids are kind of crazy and if we get divorced we're scared one of us might end up with them," he revealed.

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385178 05: New co-host Kelly Ripa poses for a photograph during a broadcast of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' February 5, 2001 in New York City. Ripa, who is known for her role on ABC's soap opera 'All My Children' replaces Kathie Lee Gifford who left the show in July 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)
385178 12: Talk show host Regis Philbin and new co-host Kelly Ripa speak to the audience during a broadcast of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' February 5, 2001 in New York City. Ripa, who is known for her role on ABC's soap opera 'All My Children' replaces Kathie Lee Gifford who left the show in July 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)
Actress Kelly Ripa arrives at the Entertainment Weekly Academy Awards Viewing Party at Elaine's In New York City. 3/25/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
387734 26: Talk show host Kelly Ripa and her husband attend the 'VH1 Divas Live' April 10, 2001 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Gerge De Sota/Newsmakers)
Kelly Ripa arrives with her son Michael and husband Mark Consuelos at the New York premiere of the new Disney film 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. 6/6/01 Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
389548 11: (FILE PHOTO) Kelly Ripa and Michael Joseph arrive at the Daytime Emmy Awards May 18, 2001 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Ripa, co-host of 'Live with Regis and Kelly' gave birth to an 8-pound 3-ounce baby girl named Lola Grace at 6:30 a.m. June 16, 2001 at a New York City hospital. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
398342 03: Talk show host Kelly Ripa attends the Coalition of Italo-American Association's 18th annual Leadership Awards Banquet December 7, 2001 at The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New york City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
405362 06: Talk show host Kelly Ripa arrives for the Style and Substance Awards May 14, 2002 in New York City. The fundraising dinner is to honor women who have made the transition from welfare to the workforce. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 8: Actress Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos attend the Sean John Fall/Winter 2003 Men's Collection fashion show at Cipriani 42nd Street during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week February 8, 2003 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 11: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) TV Host Kelly Ripa attends MCC Theaters' opening night of 'Intrigue With Faye' after-party at West Bank Cafe June11, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JANUARY 19: Actress/talk show host Kelly Ripa appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on January 19, 2004 at the NBC Studios, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: TV Personality Kelly Ripa attends the 16th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon on October 26, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: Actress Kelly Ripa arrives at the Glamour Magazine 2004 'Women of the Year' awards at the American Museum of Natural History November 8, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 10: Actress Kelly Ripa attends a special screening of Miramax's 'The Great Raid' at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum August 10, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - JULY 30: Kelly Ripa and Lola Grace Consuelos arrive at the InStyle Magazine and Donna Karan Present Super Saturday event July 30, 2005 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 6: Daytime talk show hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa arrive to the 2005 IRTS Foundation Awards at the Waldorf Astoria on October 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Kelly Ripa attends the Angel Ball 2005 on November 14, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 9: Actress Kelly Ripa arrives for a taping of 'The Late Show With David Letterman' at The Ed Sullivan Theater on November 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Actors Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos attend the play opening night of 'The Little Dog Laughed' at Second Stage Theatre January 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 02: Television personality Kelly Ripa walks the runway at the Red Dress Fall 2007 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Tent in Bryant Park February 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images For IMG)
NEW YORK - MARCH 22: Actress Kelly Ripa and husband actor Mark Consuelos arrive for opening night of 'Curtains' on Broadway at the Hirschfeld Theatre, March 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 14: Host Kelly Ripa speaks onstage during the 5th Annual TV Land Awards held at Barker Hangar on April 14, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. The 5th Annual TV Land Awards show will premiere on TV Land network on Sunday, April 22, 2007. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US actress and television talk show host Kelly Ripa (R) poses with Santa Claus as she unveils French luxury shop Cartier's Christmas windows along Fifth Avenue in New York, November 24, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 18: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 69th Annual American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 28: TV personality Kelly Ripa attends the 10th Annual Trevor New York Summer Gala on June 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 29: Kelly Ripa attends the celebration of Electrolux's new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer at Studio 450 on June 29, 2010 in New York City. TV personality Kelly Ripa teams up with Stephen Bruce, owner and founder of Serendipity 3, to build banana splits for a cause. When people visit www.kelly-confidential.com and build a virtual banana split, Electrolux donates $1 to ovarian cancer research. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Weber Shandwick)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: (L-R) TV personality Kelly Ripa and athlete Mark Consuelos attend the premiere of 'Off the Rez' during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: (L-R) TV personality Kelly Ripa and Chef Tom Colicchio prepare recipes in the kitchen during the presentation of Kelly Ripa, Tom Colicchio & Electrolux Dial Down The Drama Of Last-Minute Entertaining at Center 548 on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Electrolux)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kelly Ripa attends a press conference on Regis Philbin's departure from 'LIVE! with Regis and Kelly' at ABC Studios on November 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa attend a press conference on Regis's departure from 'LIVE! with Regis and Kelly' at ABC Studios on November 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Fly girls / dancers Michelle Whitney Morrison, Lisa Marie Todd, Kelly Ripa, Deidre Lang and Laurie Anne Gibson attend the 10th Annual TV Land Awards at the Lexington Avenue Armory on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Kelly Ripa attends the 'Men In Black 3' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on May 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the Unicef SnowFlake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Kelly Ripa arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Kelly Ripa visits 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on November 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Kelly Ripa attends the Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for UNICEF)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: TV personalities Michael Strahan (L) and Kelly Ripa attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Actress Kelly Ripa attends the VIP Red Carpet Suite hosted by Ketel One Vodka at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Ketel One)
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