Kelly Ripa began filming her first ABC job, her role as ALL MY CHILDREN’s Hayley Vaughan, 30 years ago today (November 5, 1990), a milestone the network marked with a special celebration on her talk show, LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN.
Ripa reflects on her AMC audition — and her first appearance on the show — here.
Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo, Ripa’s real-life husband) and her AMC friends Susan Lucci (ex-Erica), Eva La Rue (ex-Maria), Finola Hughes (ex-Alex/Anna), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan) and Dondre T. Whitfield (ex-Terrence) join in the celebration, and Lucci and Hughes share their memories of meeting Ripa for the first time here.
Ripa and Consuelos reminisce about meeting each other, their on-screen kisses and Hayley and Mateo’s triangle with Mathison’s Ryan here.
Whitfield takes credit for the Ripa/Consuelos marriage and the AMC cast shares fun backstage memories of Ripa here.