Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos return to Las Vegas chapel where they married to officiate wedding

The hosts, who are both ordained, surprised a happy couple by blessing their marriage at the same church where they tied the knot in 1996.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos celebrated nearly three decades of marriage by passing the burning torch of love to a new couple at the same Las Vegas wedding chapel where the Live With Kelly and Mark cohosts got married in 1996.

The famous spouses — who are both ordained ministers — returned to the Nevada establishment for a round of pre-taped Live shows this week, shooting a segment for Wednesday's episode in which they cemented the marriage of a young pair at the iconic Chapel of the Bells venue.

"Some of those feelings came back as I drove up. I started getting sweaty," Consuelos said at the top of the segment after Ripa asked him how he was doing ahead of the ceremony. "We were 25-year-olds. Our son is 26. It doesn't make any sense. In a city where people roll the dice every day here, this is one of the safest bets I've made."

<p>ABC</p> Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos return to Las Vegas wedding chapel where they tied the knot to marry new couple


Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos return to Las Vegas wedding chapel where they tied the knot to marry new couple

The show then introduced the couple Ripa and Consuelos would be marrying and documented their sweet nuptials.

"Now kiss until the kids are uncomfortable," Ripa said after pronouncing them as newlyweds.

Leading up to Live's Las Vegas episodes, Ripa revealed earlier this year that she and Consuelos — who became a couple while filming the soap opera All My Children together — kept their wedding a secret from their TV show family, until Wendy Williams outed their relationship on the radio.

"We'd eloped. It'd been a few months at that point — we'd been married for three months. Nobody at [All My Children] knew we were even dating, much less married to each other," Ripa recalled on a prior Live episode. "We're brushing our teeth and we've got Wendy Williams' radio show on. We're listening, and she's like, 'I've got celebrity dish.' The celebrities, I guess they had a broad use of the term back then, was the fact that two soap stars from All My Children, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos,... eloped in Las Vegas. There was this eyewitness that worked in the Clark County courthouse that said we eloped, and the news broke, and we had to tell everybody we were married."

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