Mark talks about being a gentleman to wife Kelly Ripa, with whom he has three kids — Michael, 14, Lola, 10, and Joaquin, 8, saying, “If we go out for dinner, I do pick up the check. I open the door on the way into the restaurant, I pay for the check, I pull out her chair, I open the door on the way out. I do all the stuff you’re supposed to do.”
He also said its important to make time for one another despite busy schedules: “You have to make some time for yourselves, and that’s hard to do with schedules the way they are, and especially with the kids back to school. It seems like every night there’s some curriculum night, open school night or something! So I think after this month, or these two weeks, we’ll have some alone time.”
He added of making their relationship work: “It works great, we have a lot of respect for each other. Our children are our priority and we come from two families where both parents are still together, and we hold that in high regard. So, that’s where we start from every day.”
How do you make your relationship work?