They almost didn’t! Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos split right before they eloped

They almost didn’t make it to Vegas! Kelly Ripa recently revealed that she and Mark Consuelos split a week before they eloped in Sin City in 1996.

“Right before we got married, we broke up. We broke up and we got back together the day before we went off and eloped,” the Live! With Kelly and Ryan host dished on the “Comments by Celebs” podcast. “Yeah, we eloped. We went to Vegas and got married.”

Ripa and Consuelos, both 47 now, met on the set of All My Children in the ‘90s. The pair played love interests on the soap and tied the knot in Las Vegas.

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US actress Kelly Ripa (L) and her husband Mark Consuelos arrive for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Kelly Ripa (L) and her husband Mark Consuelos arrive for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend Logo TV Fire Island Premiere Party at Atlas Social Club on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for VH1 & Logo Communications)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Executive producers Mark Consuelos (L) and Kelly Ripa attend the 'Fire Island' New York Premiere at Atlas Social Club on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (L-R) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 'Two Turns From Zero' book launch event at The Regency Bar and Grill on March 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Television personality Kelly Ripa (L) and actor Mark Consuelos attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 2017 American Songbook gala at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the The Cinema Society with Piaget Host an After Party for EuropaCorp's 'Miss Sloane' at 432 Park Avenue Residence 86B on December 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa attend the FOX Summer TCA Press Tour on August 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are seen in 'Midtown' on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Actress/TV personality Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos attend the 'Nothing Left Unsaid' New York premiere at Time Warner Center on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the 'All We Had' World Premiere - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at the John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the 2015 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend Andy Cohen & SiriusXM celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the ceremony honoring Kelly Ripa with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Talkshow host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos at the Kelly Ripa Star Ceremony on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Television host Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the '26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards' at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend The Opening Night After Party for 'It Shoulda Been You' on Broadway at The Edison Theater on April 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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“He popped the question the day before we got married, but that day, that very day that we got back together, we were at a taping of Regis and Kathie Lee. It was their Mother’s Day special,” Ripa explained. “They were pretaping it, and one of the dreams of one of the mothers was to meet Mark and me. We were her favorite characters on All My Children.

She added: “She wanted to meet us, and I think we drove out a new car or pushed out a new pool table or something. She got a present from her kids and we brought it out to her … It all is so connected.”

Ripa later joinedRegis Philbin as the new cohost of Live! in 2001. The Hope and Faith alum and the Riverdale star, who celebrated 22 years of marriage in May, are parents of Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15.

“Feliz Aniversario lover!  22 years,” Ripa captioned an Instagram video on May 1 of the duo over the years, including pics from their aforementioned Vegas nuptials. “You’re a human roller coaster that I’m tall enough to ride. @instasuelos.”

Consuelos, for his part, posted a picture from their honeymoon jin honor of their anniversary: “5-1-96…happy 22nd anniversary Boo.. seems like yesterday to me. I’m sure it feels a lot longer to you…(honeymoon photo Capri, Italy … we’re still banned from that hotel… it was worth it).”

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385178 08: 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)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin prepares for a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Andrew Eccles during a day-in-the-life story in New York. (Photo by Todd Plitt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa poses with Actor and talk show host Regis Philbin at a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Andrew Eccles on April 26, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Todd Plitt/Getty Images)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Host the Second Annual Relly Awards on 'LIVE with Regis and Kelly' at ABC-TV Studios in Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during 16th Annual PAL Women of The Year Luncheon honoring Kelly Ripa and Paula Zahn at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Live with Regis and Kelly - June 16, 2005 at ABC Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Host the Third Annual Relly Awards on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' at ABC-TV Studios in Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin Filming Commercial on Manhattan's Upper West Side - September 26, 2005 at Upper West Side in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Hilary Duff, Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin Visit the 'Late Show with David Letterman' - November 9, 2005 at Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LAKE BEUNA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 3: In this handout image provided by Walt Disney World, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, hosts of the talk show 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' pose in front of the Cinderella Castle during the taping of the 'ABC-TV Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade' December 3, 2005 in the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World via Getty Images)
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa during Premiere of Disney Pixar's 'CARS' at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures)
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin during Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Host the Fourth Annual Relly Awards on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' at ABC-TV Studios in Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Roger Federer, 2007 US Open Champion, with hosts Regis Philbin (C) and Kelly Ripa during 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on September 10, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images For ATP)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin film outside ABC'S ''Live with Regis and Kelly' show in New York city on February 8, 2008. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 02: Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin attend the Hamptons Magazine Celebration with Cover Star Kelly Ripa sponsored by Bacardi Mojito at the Empire Hotel Rooftop, NYC on July 2, 2008 (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 31: (L to R) NASCAR Sprint Cup race car driver Jimmie Johnson, Kelly Ripa, and Regis Philbin pose for photos at the 'Live With Regis And Kelly' taping at the ABC Building on July 31, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NO MIDDLE EAST/INDIA/RUSSIA - Photo � 2008 Santiago Baez/The Grosby Group - New York, September 10th, 2008 KELLY RIPA stays busy on Times Square taking photos with her iPhone as her hair was being fixed while shooting with her co-host REGIS PHILBIN. PGsb6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NO MIDDLE EAST/INDIA/RUSSIA - Photo � 2008 Santiago Baez/The Grosby Group - New York, September 10th, 2008 KELLY RIPA stays busy on Times Square taking photos with her iPhone as her hair was being fixed while shooting with her co-host REGIS PHILBIN. PGsb6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
MIAMI - MAY 06: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa is sighted on May 6, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and Oprah Winfrey attend 'The Oprah Winfrey Show: Fridays Live from New York' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on September 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Television personalities Regis Philbin (L) and Kelly Ripa host the High Heel-A-Thon on 'Live With Regis And Kelly' in Central Park on September 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
TV personalities Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa are seen outside the 'Live With Regis and Kelly studios on June 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
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 - AUGUST 04: TV personalities Kelly Ripa (L) and Regis Philbin films a segment at the 'Live With Regis And Kelly' taping at the ABC Lincoln Center Studios on August 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY - Regis Philbin says goodbye as co-host of LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY, 11/18/11, airing in more than 200 markets across the country and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa display the key to the city which was presented by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo by David Russell/ABC via Getty Images)
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