Ripa, Hubby Deny Split Rumors

Couple demands tabloid retraction
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 7:00 AM CST
Actor Mark Consuelos and TV personality Kelly Ripa attend the premiere of 'Cadillac Records' at the AMC Loews 19th Street theater on December 1, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos firmly denied break-up rumors, saying that the National Enquirer has “reached a new low,” E! Online reports. The tabloid ran a story claiming Consuelos, who snagged a correspondent spot on Oprah this year, has decided to set up shop permanently in Chicago and has other women on the side. The couple’s attorney demanded a retraction, calling the story “ridiculous.”