Kelly Ripa Says Daughter Lola Would Make Mark Consuelos's Life a 'Living Hell' If He Remarried

"The idea of him picking up a life and carrying on would be very out of the question," Ripa told her Live audience — also noting, "If something happened to Mark, they would expect me to also die"

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Lola
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Kelly Ripa isn't worried about Mark Consuelos moving on.

When Consuelos, 51, stepped in for Ryan Seacrest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, a discussion about the TLC show MILF Manor prompted Ripa, 52, to ponder what might happen if she "wasn't in the picture anymore."

"If something happened to Mark, [our kids] would expect me to also die. You know what I mean?" she quipped to the audience. "The idea of him picking up a life and carrying on would be very out of the question."

Ripa specifically shared a conversation she once had in which their daughter Lola Consuelos, 21, made her feelings on a potential stepmom crystal clear.

Ripa recalled, "Lola, I remember one day, one of her friend's parents got divorced and the father had gotten remarried. And Lola was like, 'Oh my gosh, can you imagine?' And I was like, 'Well, that happens. Sometimes that happens. People move on.'"

Ripa continued, "And she was like, 'If you and dad ever got divorced and he tried to get remarried, I would make his life a living hell.'"

Consuelos chimed in, "And you know what? I believed her."

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Executive Producers of Family Reboot on Disney+
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Circling back to MILF Manor — which premiered on TLC in January and sees mothers and their grown sons trying to find love in the same dating pool — Ripa said she doesn't foresee Consuelos would ever enter an age-gap relationship.

"I will say this — I've said this a million times. Let's say something happens to one of us, me, I'm gone. I'm not in the picture anymore," Ripa said. "I can't imagine you dating a younger person. Obviously, younger, but not our daughter's age. I just can't picture it."

Consuelos shut down the prospect entirely: "I would never date again, if something happened to you. I would be like one of those ladies in southern Italy who wore black and a veil for the rest of my life," he said.

The former All My Children costars, who were married in 1996, share three children: Michael, 25; Joaquin, 19, and Lola.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekdays on ABC (check local listings), and MILF Manor airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC.

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