It's been 17 years since Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa tied the knot! The happy couple celebrated their wedding anniversary on May 1. The co-host of LIVE With Kelly and Michael tweeted that "17 years feels like 17 days." So that's what it feels like to be so in love! We congratulate the couple on their longevity and wish them many more years of happiness.
In honor of the beautiful couple, we bring you 8 couples that have endured, inspired and intrigued us throughout the years. Celebrity couples are known for their break-ups more than their make-ups so let's celebrate everlasting love. Here's to giving amor a chance!
1. 2010 Couples - Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
Former All My Children co-stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on set in 1995 and eloped in May 1996. Three children later, the couple continues to make a great pair, both personally and professionally. Who doesn't love them together?
2. 2010 Couples - Gloria & Emilio
Gloria and Emilio Estefan's love for each other knows no bounds. The musical duo have been together since 1978 and have two children, a son named Nayib (born Sept. 2, 1980) and a daughter, Emily Marie (born Dec. 5, 1994)—proof that love can last if you make beautiful music together.
3. 2010 Couples - Benjamin Bratt & Talisa
The first time we saw Benjamin Bratt on the big screen with his now wife Talisa Soto in the film Piñero, we were amazed at their electric chemistry and apparently so were they. The couple married shortly after filming was done and now have two children; Sophia Rosalinda, born in Dec. 2002, and Mateo Bravery, born in Oct. 2005.
4. 2010 Couples - Tommy & Thalia
Though Tommy Mottola is widely credited as the force behind the Latin Explosion in pop music—pushing artists like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira—but it is Thalia who eventually tamed the music mogul. The Mexicana pop star married Mottola in Dec. 2000 and the couple now a daughter named Sabrina Sakaë and son named Matthew.
5. 2010 Couples - Mariah & Nick
When we first broke the news of Mariah Carey's marriage to Nick Cannon, we must admit, we weren’t sure it would last a few months, much less a few years. But the couple really does seem to inspire the best in each other. They have boy/girl twins named Moroccan Scott Cannon (her son) and Monroe Cannon (her daughter). Congrats to the lovely couple!
6. 2010 Couples - Gina Torres & Laurence
Matrix Reloaded co-stars Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne have been to the end of the world and back without wavering in their love. The Cuban/Puerto Rican actress married Fishburne in NYC on Sept. 22, 2002 and they have one daughter, Delilah, born in June '07.
7. 2010 Couples - Penelope & Javier
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are our favorite jet-setting couple. They were coy about their relationship at first, but now the married couple celebrate their love for the world to see. In 2011, Bardem and Cruz welcomed their first son Leo. We just think they are a match made in heaven!
8. 2010 Couples - Toledos
Cuban designer Isabel Toledo, perhaps best known for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama for the inauguration, has been married to artist Ruben Toledo since 1984. Ruben has said it was "love at first sight" when he first saw the then 13-year-old Isabel in their New Jersey Spanish class. Since then, their love affair has been nothing shot of remarkable, creative and, of course, beautiful.