Kelly Ripa called out her husband, Mark Consuelos, for making their marriage extremely difficult at the beginning.
“It’s very hard being married to somebody who is jealous,” Ripa said in a preview clip of her new Sirius XM podcast “Let’s Talk Off Camera,” before adding that Consuelos’ jealousy was a “hard pill to swallow.”
Ripa — who married the “Riverdale” alum in May 1996 — recalled that her husband revealed his jealous tendencies just one week after their wedding.
“We went to this Italian restaurant and the waiter was this very cute old man,” Ripa, 52, began. “He was definitely in his 70s if not 80s, and he leaned down and he said, ‘And for the principessa?’”
The “All My Children” actress — who shares children Michael, 25, Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19 with Consuelos — went on to say that Consuelos, 51, “picked a horrible fight” with her after she gave the waiter her order in a “very smiley way.”
After acknowledging that he remembered picking the fight, the actor joked to his wife that he was “pretty insane” at age 25, and while the “jealousy thing” followed the actor for “a while,” he is “not jealous anymore.”
The couple agreed that Consuelos — who replaced Ripa’s co-host Ryan Seacrest on “Live” last month — has since managed to grow away from his jealous tendencies, crediting the work he’s done on himself for how he’s managed to improve.
“I’m so grateful that you’re not [jealous anymore],” the “Live” co-host said in an instagram post, sharing that at times she would even “pray” for her hubby to “lose this personality flaw.” The couple agreed that Consuelos’ jealousy was a “personality flaw, but the “Riverdale” alum said he is “not jealous anymore” after doing some work on himself.
Despite the confession of rocky emotions in the past, Consuelos and Ripa consistently gush over each other online by posting PDA pics and thirst traps to Instagram.
Ripa even celebrated their marriage by getting their wedding date, May 1, 1996, tattooed.
Ripa’s new podcast releases on Wednesday, March 22.
I’m sure by now Mark is sick and tired of Kelly’s diva ways/thoughts…