Kelly Ripa's Playful Bet on Husband Mark Consuelos' Oscar Stage Antics

Published March 12, 2024

During a recent broadcast of Live with Kelly and Mark, co-host Kelly Ripa shared an amusing bet about her husband and co-host Mark Consuelos, related to his expectations going onto the Oscars stage. Consuelos, who has never been nominated for an Oscar, revealed his superstitions about visiting the Dolby Theatre, only wanting to step foot on its stage as a nominee or as part of a nominated project.

Kelly Ripa's Hilarious Bet

Ripa couldn't resist poking fun at her husband's superstitions and expectations. On Monday morning, March 11, right before their post-Oscars special show, she playfully warned the staff about what Consuelos might inadvertently do when he takes his place onstage. Due to mental preparedness, she predicted there was a high probability that Consuelos might start delivering an acceptance speech, even though he's never won the acclaimed award.

Superstitions and Stage Fright

Consuelos opened up about his reluctance to be on the Oscars stage unless it was truly his moment. Despite the odds, Ripa quipped about the backstage wager on whether or not her husband would act out an Oscar recipient moment. She teased that if it happened, it would be a good opportunity for him to practice gratitude, especially towards her, humorously ensuring that she would be acknowledged in the hypothetical speech.

Mark Consuelos' Hopeful Outlook

In a lighthearted conclusion, Ripa encouraged Consuelos to never say never about the potential Oscar recognition, showing support and optimism for her husband's future endeavors in the movie industry.

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