The role of a lifetime.
Eva LaRue, best known for portraying Mario Santos Grey on the revolutionary soap opera, organized the reunion and invited co-stars Cameron Mathison, Jacob Young and Rebecca Budig for a dinner party at a Los Angeles manor. The real-life pals reunited 50 years after AMC premiered and a decade after the series concluded following 41 years on-air with over 10,000 episodes.
AMC alum Kelly Ripa gave a special ode to her time on the beloved soap opera in a heartfelt tribute. “I was only 19 years old on the show and playing the role of Hayley Vaughan, which was one of the biggest roles of my life,” Ripa gushed. “It’s where I met my husband Mark [Consuelos]. I still consider my dear friends from the show my family and I miss every single one of them.”
Former co-star LaRue even is godmother to Ripa’s eldest son, Michael!