Kelly Ripa Said She and Mark Consuelos Use "Love and Sexy Time" to Get Over Just About Anything

Another reason for the Consuelos kids to cringe.

After more than two decades of marriage, it's clear that Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos know how to settle each other down when things get heated — though their kids probably don't want to hear about exactly how after being continually mortified by their parents. Conseulos co-hosted alongside his wife and during a quick chat, he revealed that all it really takes is some time alone for the two to work things out.

"Everything for Mark is settled with," Ripa started on a recent episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan before her husband interrupted with, "Love."

Ripa clarified: "Love and sexy time."

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Conseulos shared another instance, saying that as the two were about to have a "life-changing" conversation, he was sure that they were going to "do sexy time."

"Yeah, but you think that about everything," Ripa said to the audience. "There are scenes in The Godfather, and he's like, 'I thought for a minute they were going to [do it]."

Conseulos went on to say that it's a coping mechanism: "Listen, that's how I deal with stress."

For her part, Ripa didn't seem to mind this unique way of confronting marital issues — and, it seems, just about any other issues they're facing.

"Oh, you're upset? I know how to take care of that. Oh, you don't feel good about something?" she said. "I'll take care of that. Oh, you're feeling like maybe you're overworked? I got you. I know what you need.'"

Back in 2018, Ripa and Conseulos's sex lives made headlines in a big way when they shared that their daughter, Lola, once walked in on them having sex.

"So she opens the door," Conseulos explained at the time. "And we're like, 'Ah, close the door, knock, what are you doing?'"

"She shuts the door and you hear, 'You just ruined my birthday and my life and I used to see in color and now everything is gray,'" Ripa added.

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