Live! with Regis and Kelly host, Kelly Ripa, appeared visibly upset over the ending of an era. As you probably know by now, the long running soap opera, All My Children has been canceled. The last show should be airing in September.
Wearing all black on the Live! set on Friday, the actress talked about starting her acting career as a 19-year-old on the daytime TV show. Many fans still remember how she burst on the scene in 1990 as Adam Chandler's goth teenage daughter, Hayley Vaughan, with a long back wig and black lipstick. Hayley fell in love with Mateo Santos, played by the handsome Mark Consuelos. Life imitated art, and Ripa married Consuelos in 1996. The couple tried to keep their marriage a secret while Consuelos continued to live with co-star Winsor Harmon. They currently have three children. Ripa left All My Children in 2002 when she took the job as co-host of Live! with Regis and Kelly.
If you're a long-time fan of AMC, you're probably in mourning also. Soap operas not only entertain people home during the day, but also keep them company. Some people come to think of the characters as real people and get very involved with the story lines. You may remember some of the other stars that have had roles on All My Children, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo, Eva LaRue, Kim Delaney and Finola Hughes.