Kelly Ripa jokes she has husband's approval to marry Jake Gyllenhaal

Kelly Ripa has joked she has her husband's approval to marry Jake Gyllenhaal after a fan suggested she should marry the actor.

Kelly Ripa jokes she has husband's approval to marry Jake Gyllenhaal

Kelly Ripa joked she has her husband's approval to marry Jake Gyllenhaal.

The talk show host has been married to her spouse Mark Consuelos since 1996 but she jokingly made a proposition to the 'Nightcrawler' actor after a fan suggested she should divorce Mark and remarry the Hollywood actor.

Speaking to Jake on her talk show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, she said: "I have a proposition for you. Now, I received a letter from my neighbour who received a letter addressed to me to their address ... You're in this, so brace yourself. I ran it by Mark. He thinks you are a hell of a guy, and he thinks that you'd make a great stepfather to our kids. So you've got that to look forward to ... Dreams do come true."

Reading out the letter, she shared: "Dear Kelly Ripa, you should divorce your husband, Mark Consuelos, and marry Jake Gyllenhaal. He was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the 19th [of February]. It may be better for your children."]

Kelly - who has Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15, with Mark - had previously confessed she "knew" her husband Mark was the one before they'd even met.

She said: "I saw my husband in a photograph before I saw him [in person] and I knew ... [Judy] showed me [Mark's] picture - and Bruce, I'm not this person - like at that point I was not a hopeless romantic. I never thought about getting married, it never occurred to me that I would grow old with someone.

"I just thought I would be living my single-girl life in the city ... I had no responsibilities and I was earning a good living on the soap opera because I was there for almost seven years before Mark got there. I was a baby when I got my job. So when I saw him, the photograph of him, I saw my entire future with him flash before [me.] Like I saw it. And I don't believe in any of that and now I do because of that moment."

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