Not many fifty year olds have 2.9 million followers. Kelly Ripa is an exception. Walt Disney World celebrated the fact that they have been working with Ripa for 30 years this week with televised reunions of Kelly's work on TV and a Central Park bench commemoration.
Kelly Ripa began her acting career on ABC's daytime All My Children. While growing up on the wildly popular soap opera, she met, fell in love and married fellow actor Mark Consueolos. The two actors have gone on to television shows, for her, Hope and Faith, and for him Riverdale. Together, they have three adult children.
Walt Disney reunited Ripa with her All My Children castmates and her Hope and Faith castmates on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan Seacrest was in on the Central Park bench commemoration as he hustled outside the ABC Studios on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and made his way to the bench distinguished as a Thank You from Disney to Kelly just inside the 67th Street park entrance way.
Bench dedication to Kelly Ripa near 67th Street entrance in Central Park.