Although she has often jokingly stated that their vows were exchanged at the “Chapel of the Cheese,” on November 24, 2009 Kelly Ripa and her soap star husband Mark Consuelos took Live! with Regis and Kelly fans on a tour of their true “I do” location, The Chapel of the Bells– a site with a celebrated celebrity history, having played roles in both Hollywood hits, including Honeymoon in Vegas and Indecent Proposal, and in the love lives of other luminaries, such as Mickey Rooney, Leslie Nielsen and Bobby Unser.
Having eloped on May 1, 1996 , the twosome– who had once enjoyed a small screen ceremony as their characters on the ABC daytime drama All My Children— found themselves traveling back in time as the same driver who had picked them up in a silver limousine from their accommodations at the Mirage hotel 13 and 1/2 years ago whisked the pair to the landmark Las Vegas venue. Glowing in the darkness, the pink and blue neon sign welcomed the lovebirds’ return as they entered the edifice, where they were treated with a wedding cake and were shown the bill for the $139 ceremony which joined them as husband and wife.
She may not have walked down the aisle in a wedding dress, but Kelly Ripa had the opportunity to sashay in a bridal silhouette from Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva in a recent episode of Live! With Regis and Kelly:
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