marriage secrets

Mark Consuelos shares secret to 23-year marriage to Kelly Ripa

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa will celebrate 23 years of wedded bliss next month, making them one of the gold standard marriage of the entertainment world. In a new interview with Esquire, the "Riverdale" star dished on the secret to their union.

"I'm an incredibly slow learner, so I feel like I'm just getting it," he said. "Like, 'Oh, this is what you're supposed to do,' or, 'OK, sometimes 'yes' means 'no.' After 23 years, I'm just learning that — so, I don't think I could give anybody advice."

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The actor noted that people give up on marriage a little too easily when times get tough.

"I guess sometimes you see these public marriages end and you wonder, 'Really? You're going to quit now? It's just been a couple of years, maybe you should try to stick it out,'" he continued. "It's kind of great to have a life together with someone. Of course, I'm not supporting staying in a horrible marriage. I'm just saying, if you can, maybe wait until it calms down a little bit. Wait until the magic happens."

Mark and Kelly aren't afraid to gush about each other publicly.

Last month, the "Live" host called her husband "the finest man" on his birthday.

Of course, Kelly isn't shy about calling her husband "daddy" either, something that has caught on with the Internet and given him "heartthrob" status. In his chat, Mark laughs at the term, saying family friend Any Cohen essentially coined it a decade ago when Mark was shooting and away from home.

"During one of my breaks, I called and Andy answered and I asked, 'Hey, can you do me a favor? Can you make sure a certain door is locked?'" Mark said. "People always forget to lock this door, and I wasn't home. I was kind of being… 'a dad?' I interject. Right. A dad. Andy said, 'Sure, OK, daddy.'"

"And that's where it started, and it stuck," he added. "It was pre-whatever 'daddy' represents on 'Riverdale.' It's hilarious. It's totally hilarious."

Who's in charge?

10-year-old email about control of Anne Heche's estate at center of feud between her son, ex

Anne Heche's death is continuing to cause quite the family feud. 

Following her death, Anne's 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, filed a petition to be named executor of her estate, and he asked that he and his half-brother, Atlas Tupper, be their mother's sole heirs. 

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Shortly after, Anne's ex-boyfriend, fellow "Men In Trees" actor James Tupper, submitted an email that the actress supposedly sent him in 2011, an email wherein Anne asked him to run her estate. 

"FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks. My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children," she supposedly wrote. 

Homer is now fighting against that email, saying it wasn't a legal document and should be illegitimate, Page Six reports. In fact, he says Anne commonly sent messages like this. 


In his court filing, Homer acknowledges that the email is real, but said it "fails to satisfy the legal requirements for a valid formal witnessed will" because it "was not signed by [Heche] and does not have two witnesses who signed the document during [her] lifetime."

He added, "Mr. Tupper repeatedly refers to the email … as a 'will.' However — as a matter of law — the email does not qualify as either a holographic will or formal witnessed will."

Anne and James dated for 10 years and share 13-year-old Atlas, but the duo had not been together in the four years leading up to her death.

"This document, which fails to qualify as a will on the same basis as the email … makes no reference whatsoever to Mr. Tupper, which is not surprising given their acrimonious breakup in 2018," Homer argues.

Homer said Anne even sent a similar email to a bookkeeper after contacting COVID-19 in 2020.

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In his argument to be executor, James said Homer is unemployed and too young to be given the responsibility of managing his mother's funds. He also said Homer and Anne were estranged, and insisted that the 20-year-old has had no contact with his half-brother since Anne's death. James further alleged that Homer changed the locks on the home Anne and Atlas shared, preventing the teen from gaining access to his belongings inside. 

Homer's augments are "unfounded personal attacks" and "frivolous legal claims," James said. 

Wedding gifts

What Joe Biden gifted Meghan King for her wedding to his nephew

Meghan King's marriage to Cuffe Owens went kaput in a matter of weeks, but she'll always have something to remind her of her ex and his family: A gift from Cuffe's uncle, President Joe Biden.

"He gave me a crystal bowl, like, with the presidential seal," the former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star, 38, told Us Weekly, noting that she still has it.

She continued, "And Kamala Harris wrote me a note."


Meghan and Cuffe's marriage was stunning in its speed — the couple metmarried and split up all within three months. (President Biden attended the September 2021 nuptials, which took place at Cuffe's childhood home in Pennsylvania.) In December 2021, Meghan confirmed that she and Cuffe were over.

Meghan opened up about her trip down the aisle while on SiriusXM's "Jeff Lewis Live," saying her partnership with Cuffe felt like an "arranged marriage."


In chatting with Us, the former reality TV star described how "weird" it was having secret service at her nuptials. 

"The craziest moment for me, was when my daughter said, 'Mommy, what are those guys doing?' And there were two snipers with these, like, massive guns, like, walking because the president was getting ready to leave," she explained. "So they're packing up and going, so they have these massive guns. And I said, 'Oh honey, those people were there to protect the president because the president was here.' And she said, 'President Biden.' And I said, 'Yeah.' She goes, 'No, he wasn't!'"

Although the marriage didn't work out, Meghan said the Biden's "felt like family."

"The wedding day was great. It was so much fun, intimate and his family's wonderful. I mean, I don't have a bad thing to say about the Bidens at all," she said. "They were so warm and normal and welcoming."

Family dynamic

How Mariah Carey really feels about Nick Cannon's ever-growing family

Mariah Carey is not kidding around — at least not like her ex-husband Nick Cannon.

While Nick continues to increase his family, Mariah isn't exactly keeping a scorecard. 

"Mariah doesn't keep up with Nick's babies and baby mamas," a source told Us Weekly. "There's too many to keep up with! She's happy for him and wishes him the best."


Since Nick and Mariah welcomed twins Moroccan and Monroe Cannon on April 30, 2011, he has been busy. On Sept. 15, he shocked the world when he announced that he welcomed a child, his ninth, with Lanisha Cole. The "Masked Singer" host also has two more children on the way. By the end of the year, the "Wild 'n Out" star will have 11 children with six different women.

Nick has praised Mariah, the mother of his eldest children, for years. While on "The Hot Tee Talk Show" in July, he was asked if he would ever consider a reconciliation with the "Hero" singer. 

"Of course, that's my fantasy," he said. "That's somebody I will always love. I will never have a love like I had with Mariah."

He added, "If I had the opportunity, if it could be the way that it was, I'm there."

Nick following up with comments by spouting several of Mariah's songs fitting for the conversation, including "Always Be My Baby," "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us."

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This might all be wishful thinking for Nick, as Mariah has been in a relationship with her ex-backup dancer Bryan Tanaka since 2016.

"They're pretty inseparable," Us' source said, adding that "Mariah's not in any rush to get married again."

Twitter issue

Billy Eichner: Carrie Underwood blocking me on Twitter was a 'great honor'

Before he tweets! Last year, Carrie Underwood blocked comedian Billy Eichner on Twitter, and he's still laughing about the snub.

In fact, the "Bros" star called it a "great honor."


While recounting the spat on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Billy said Carrie's social media move came during COVID. 

"There was this thing where she, like, during the height of COVID, she retweeted a speech by some Republican guy [Matt Walsh] and said that kids shouldn't have to wear masks in schools," Billy said.

The way the "Billy On The Street" star saw it, Carrie was "letting her political views be known for the first time."

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Soon after, Billy made several jokes about Carrie and her views, and "she didn't like that," he claimed. 

"It was one of the great thrills of my life," he said of being blocked by the country superstar.

Last year, after realizing he was blocked, Billy tweeted out a screenshot that informed him he's persona non grata on Carrie's Twitter. 

"ICONIC," he said at the time. 

Prison bound

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' actor who killed own mom fears being brutalized in prison

Ryan Grantham, the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" actor who was convicted last week of killing his own mother, is scared he'll become a victim of abuse in prison because on his slight stature.

His lawyer, Chris Johnson, is now arguing that Ryan shouldn't be housed in a maximum security prison, telling TMZ the actor could be "physically, psychologically and sexually intimidated" by hardened criminals. 

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Although Ryan is 24, he has a slim stature, weighing about 100 lbs and standing 5'2". The lawyer feels that age, size and mental state should all be considered for prison housing. He's currently pushing for Ryan to end up in a medium security prison, and the judge in Ryan's case also called for same housing. However, TMZ points out that that decision is actually up to corrections officials, not judges or attorneys.

Six months ago, Ryan pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder for the 2020 death of his mom, Barbara Waite. Prosecutors alleged that Ryan shot his mother in the back of the head as she played piano at her home.

"I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me," he said into his GoPro camera after the killing.

The situation could have been worse, too. Prosecutors claim that Ryan had aspirations of assassinating Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well. In fact, one day after his mother's death, Ryan loaded his car with guns, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to the Prime Minister's home. He even wrote about his plans for Trudeau in his dairy. reported that Ryan thought about carrying out a mass shooting while driving to Trudeau's home. However, he aborted his plans and turned himself into Vancouver police. 

Ryan — who played Jeffery Augustine in "Riverdale" and Rodney James in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" — will not be eligible for parole for 14 years. 

Last words

Jealous and fed up with fame: Anthony Bourdain's final texts revealed…

In his final days, Anthony Bourdain was fed up with his fans, his fame and his relationship with actress Asia Argento, a new book claims. 

Many of the Anthony's last texts were published in the unauthorized biography titled "Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain," which gives some insight into the famous chef's state of mind. 

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"I hate my fans, too. I hate being famous. I hate my job," he apparently wrote to his ex-wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain. "I am lonely and living in constant uncertainty."

Anthony also seemed to often be at odds with Asia, his girlfriend of two years. The book, written by journalist Charles Leerhsen, claimed the beloved "Parts Unknown" host became "incensed" just five days before his death when he saw photos of the "Land of the Dead" star dancing with a reporter at restaurant. Soon, Anthony got online and searched her name "hundreds of times," which prompted a fight. 

"I am okay. I am not spiteful. I am not jealous that you have been with another man. I do not own you. You are free. As I said. As I promised. As I truly meant," he allegedly text Asia one day before his death. He added, "But you were careless. You were reckless with my heart. My life."

Asia supposedly replied, "I can't take this." 


Per Page Six, one of Anthony's biggest gripes stemmed from the fact that Asia and the reporter were dancing in Ristorante Camponesch, where he and the actress would frequent together in Rome.

Amidst the fit of jealousy, the actress broke up with Anthony and cited his "possessiveness."

The following day, which was the day of his death, the book says Anthony reached out to Asia. 

"Is there anything I can do?" he reportedly asked. She replied, "Stop busting my balls."

"ok," he reportedly wrote back in June 2018. Not long after, Anthony hanged himself in a hotel room in France.

After the death, Asia said many people blamed her. But, in a chat with "DailyMailTV" two months later, she maintained that she's not at fault, even insisting that infidelity ran rampant in the relationship.

"People say I murdered him. They say I killed him. I understand that the world needs to find a reason. I would like to find a reason too. People need to think that he killed himself for something like this. He cheated on me, too. It wasn't a problem for us," she said. "He was a man who traveled 265 days a year. When we saw each other, we took really great pleasure in each other's presence, but we are not children. We are grown-ups."

Wishful thinking

His greatest victory! John Cena sets incredible world record

John Cena has a choke hold on one of the world's greatest records. 

The wrestler-turned-actor has broken the record for most Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes granted with 650, Guinness World Record recently announced. No one else is even remotely close to John's heartwarming record. 

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In a tweet, Guinness said the "Peacemaker" actor "has over double the amount of wishes granted than anybody else!"

In the past, the 16-time WWE Champion has said he's willing help out the 42-year-old charitable organization with no questions asked.

"If you ever need me for this ever, I don't care what I'm doing, I will drop what I'm doing and be involved because I think that's the coolest thing," John told Reuters after he granted his 500th wish. "I just drop everything. If I can offer a fantastic experience, I'll be first in line to do my part."


Reports claim John granted his first wish in 2002, and Guinness notes that he is Make-A-Wish's most-requested celebrity. After granted his 500th wish in 2015, WWE released a video honoring John.  

"I can't say enough about how cool it is to see the kids so happy and the families so happy. I really want to make them feel like it's not just another show, it's truly their day," he said in the video. 

Fun with friends

The real reason Jon Hamm did 'Bridesmaids' and why his agents were scrambling

Jon Hamm's role in "Bridesmaids" was legendary, but it turns out that he was only in the film as a favor to a friend. That friend? Kristen Wiig. 

In discussing his Ted character in the 2011 film on SiriusXM's "Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw," Jon revealed that he signed on without a script, without a financial agreement or without even talking to his agents.

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"I did that movie before there was a part, before there was a script, I said 'yes' to it. And [my] agents went, 'Oh, well, s***. How do we, you know, ask for money?' And I was like, 'Don't worry about it. It just, let me let go have fun with friends,'" Jon said. 

The "Mad Men" actor and Kristen, who co-wrote the film, have been close for years, having initially struck up a friendship while he hosted "SNL" in 2010. When Kristen asked him to appear in the movie, he couldn't say no. 

"We were in a couple sketches together and got along like a house on fire, and she said, 'Will you please be in my movie? Please be in my movie,'" he recalled. 

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At the time, many of the films stars — Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Rebel Wilson and Ellie Kemper — were hardly household names. Jon and Kristen were easily two of the most recognizable faces in the flick.

"You know, nobody knew it was gonna be the global success that it was. But I knew it would be funny. And especially with that cast, I was like, 'Sure, of course. Are you kidding me? Thank you for asking. Of course I'll do that,'" he said. "Mostly I drive [my agents] crazy because I say yes to everything, you know?

"I'm always showing up for people's podcasts or what have you, but that's what I like doing," he continued. "I like engaging with the people that I work with and I've had some tremendous, fun experiences doing that. And things like that turn into other things. And, you know, those are the kinds of things you can't measure."

Heavy crime

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Ryan Grantham, whose credits involve "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Riverdale," has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying his mother. 

Prosecutors said the former actor, 24, confessed to killing his mother in his own GoPro camera after the 2020 incident. 

"I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me," he said, according to TMZ.

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Prosecutors alleged that Ryan shot his mother in the back of the head as she played piano. 

Six months ago, Ryan pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder for the death of his mom, Barbara Waite. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, a judge in British Columbia, Canada, threw the book at him, giving him life behind bars. She called the case "life-shattering."

The situation could have been worse, too. Prosecutors claim that Ryan had aspirations of assassinating Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well. In fact, one day after his mother's death, Ryan loaded his car with guns, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to the Prime Minister's home. He even wrote about his plans for Trudeau in his dairy. reported that Ryan thought about carrying out a mass shooting while driving to Trudeau's home. However, he aborted his plans and turned himself into Vancouver police. 

The judge, Kathleen Ker, said it was a  "saving grace" that Ryan did not follow through with his thoughts. 

Ryan — who played Jeffery Augustine in "Riverdale" and Rodney James in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" — will not be eligible for parole for 14 years.