It’s true. It’s true. Real-life hubby and wife, who met on the set of All My Children many moons ago, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, will return to the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama for the show’s 40th Anniversary episode. It was announced today by Brian Frons president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television. This will be the first time either actor has appeared on the show since they left in 2002. The milestone special episodes will air on January 4 and 5, 2010.
Ripa’s current daily TV home, Live! With Regis and Kelly, will cover the couple’s return to Pine Valley for an exclusive “first look” that will air on the popular morning talk show in November.
Ripa first joined the cast of AMC in 1990, originating the role of Hayley Vaughan Santos. In 1995 Consuelos made his debut, creating the role of Mateo Santos. The characters quickly became one of daytime television most popular super couples.