Mark Consuelos Says He's "Missing My Home Team" While He's Away From Kelly Ripa

Grant Rindner
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From House Beautiful

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa are now apart after spending the first stretch of quarantine together in the Caribbean, and it's clearly been a tough adjustment judging by his latest Instagram post.

Consuelos is in Vancouver shooting the fourth season of the hit show Riverdale, but because of coronavirus-related safety protocol, he must remain in Canada until Christmas.

"One month down...three to go...missing my home team," he wrote on Instagram.

Ripa and Consuelos began dating after meeting on the set of All My Children, and were married in 1996. In previous interviews, Ripa and Consuelos have said that they rarely go more than a few weeks without being together.

Ripa has recently returned to the set of her talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan after filming remotely for much of the pandemic. Back in August, she joked about the daily stress of 2020 by posting a picture of her growing gray roots each month.

This long distance arrangement is a major change for Ripa and Consuelos, who spent part of the pandemic in the Caribbean, something that caused controversy among fans. The whole family was there, including their two sons, Joaquin, 17, and Michael, 23, as well as daughter Lola, 19.

Ripa spoke about life with Consuelos away during an episode of Live!

"We've been apart for nine days and it feels like 90 years," she said. "It was a testament that we really like each other. I'm sad not to wake up with him, it's very sad. I will miss him, that's all I can say."

She also shared a tribute post to Consuelos on September 3, using a photo from a 2005 red carpet of the pair kissing.

Beyond pining for each other while in separate places, the couple has been thinking of others and acting philanthropically as of late, too. Ripa and Consuelos announced that they will be donating $20,000 to cover college costs for students experiencing homelessness. They also donated $1,000,000 jointly for COVID-19 relief in New York, specifically focused on aiding women living in shelters.

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