Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Joke About Size Differences


| LAST UPDATE 03/09/2022

By Lily Tipton
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You know those couples who hijack the entire width of the sidewalk with their outstretched hand holding, showing off to the world their undeniable love? Well, it turns out Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are one of those couples, although their reasoning for being so disruptive on the streets of New York may be more, well, technical than anything else.

Recently, Kelly's husband Mark joined her as a guest host on her self-titled talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, which she usually hosts with co-anchor Ryan Seacrest. Discussing their lives with the audience, they discussed one major point of contention in their marriage. And no, it was not finances or house chores like most of us. Rather, it was their differing arm lengths. Hey, don't laugh - celebrities are regular people with problems just like the rest of us!

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"For those of you just tuning in, Mark's arms are — you know how they say that you hold out your arms and your wingspan is the length of your body? Mark's arms are four inches longer than the length of his body, and interesting, [mine] are four inches shorter," Ripa told the audience. "But when we try to hold hands … You want to show everybody what happens when we try to hold hands?" The pair then went on to demonstrate how their arms line up against each other, with Kelly's hand clutching at Mark's wrist. So what's their solution? 

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The couple then stretched out their hands from a distance so their hands could interlock. "So we have to hold hands like this," Mark explained. To the amusement of the audience, Kelly added, "Not kidding. That's how we walk and hold hands. You know, in New York, people are like, 'Yeah, take up the whole sidewalk!' And I go, 'Have you seen our arms? Shut it! Go around us!' This hilarious episode of the show included other comedic insights into the couple's marriage, including Mark hysterically mocking how Kelly eats food with her fingers! They say the key to a happy marriage is laughter, so all bets are on this couple sticking together for a while, even if it is from a several meter distance. LOL. 

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