ACTOR Mark Conseulos once tried to catch his wife, Kelly Ripa, cheating while in a jealousy rage at the beginning of their marriage.
He went under the guise that he was sending her flowers to try and catch her in the act.
Mark and Kelly shared their secret to a successful 20-something-year marriage in the new book, What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life, by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue.
The Spanish actor revealed that, in the beginning, he was a jealous husband and took very drastic measures when he suspected that the daytime show host was cheating on him.
He recounted about the time he couldn't reach his wife for a whole day: "After we were married, I was doing a show in Boston, and I couldn’t get a hold of her all day.
"We didn’t have cell phones then. I got a really bad feeling.
"So I got on a flight to New York and called her from the plane and asked her what she was doing that night."
The mother of three continued the story, telling him she was spending the day "cleaning toilets."
She continued: "Apparently, he thought that sounded very fishy. He wanted to catch me.
"So he gets home and tells the doorman to call up to the apartment and tell me there’s a flower delivery.
"I’m excited because I’m thinking, 'Oh my gosh, he’s sending me flowers!'”
But instead of the delivery guy, Mark burst through the door and starts searching the couple's home.
Kelly continued to explain: "Meanwhile, I have a johnny mop in one hand, and I’m wearing a bathrobe.
"So I open the door, and it’s him. He comes in – he doesn’t even say hello.
"He’s looking for something. I’m still looking for the flower guy! And he’s sweeping the scene!"
Of course, Mark didn't find any man hiding in the closet and instead, learned how to trust his wife.
The 49-year-old actor explained that jealousy "feels horrible and you know you’re wrong" and he’s "less jealous these days."
Mark and Kelly are one of Hollywood's most stable couples as they have been married for over 24 years and have three children, all without any drama.
The couple first met in 1995 when they played on-screen lovers in All Of My Children.
They eloped in Las Vegas just a year after meeting and had their first son – Michael – in 1997.
Their daughter, Lola, followed in 2001 and their son, Joaquin, was born in 2003.
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