Live With Kelly: Kelly & Mark Host Dream Wedding
On Friday, August 10, “Live With Kelly” took a look back at her last show taped at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii. Kelly’s guest co-host for the day was her husband, actor Mark Consuelos. Love was also in the air for another reason: it was the wedding day of Eileen Bellew and Kevin Houston, the lucky winners of “Live’s” Hawaiian Dream Wedding Giveaway. The cherry on the top of the cake was that it was also the birthday of Kelly and Mark’s youngest son, Joaquin; so there were lots of reasons to celebrate!
Dream Wedding Planner: Carson Kressley
As Kelly pointed out, none of the wedding festivities could have been possible without planner extraordinaire, Carson Kressley. Before the ceremony, Carson was hanging out with the team from Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, who had created Kevin and Eileen’s Dream Wedding down to the very last detail. They were ready to put the Bride in her dress, but of course, they couldn’t reveal her look and spoil it for everyone– especially the Groom!
Eileen & Kevin: A Second Chance at Love
Before celebrating the big “I Do’s,” we took a look back with Mark and Kelly at what makes Eileen’s and Kevin’s love story so special. The couple grew up in the same small town, and knew each other, but happily lived separate lives until tragedy struck. Eileen, who is a mom of four, was at home on maternity leave with a new baby when she found out that her husband, John, had been injured in a horrific fire that later came to be known as ‘Black Sunday.’ John eventually succumbed to his injuries and passed away in 2005.
Kevin was married to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, and they had three children together. Tragically, Elizabeth was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder that led to the slow deterioration of her health over a long period of time. Kevin acted as Elizabeth’s caretaker for five years, but Elizabeth eventually lost her battle with the disease in 2009.
Now, several years after tragedy struck both of their families, Eileen and Kevin are set to marry each other at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Although they have both experienced more than their fair share of heartache, Kevin and Eileen believe that it was their lost spouses that brought them together, and that watch over them every day.
Live With Kelly: Elizabeth & Kevin’s Family
Kevin’s and Eileen’s friends and family members were interviewed in order for the audience to really get to know the couple. Kevin is the oldest of four children, while Eileen is the youngest of five. Kevin is a supportive, caring older brother, while Eileen is the baby, whom everyone else thinks is the favorite! Eileen was very athletic and played basketball growing up, while Kevin actually comes from a basketball family: his dad was a coach, and he, his brother, and all of his children have played throughout their lives. All of their friends and family noted how loving and dedicated both Eileen and Kevin are as parents, and what great friends they both are.
Watch to Win Keyword
The Watch to Win question was: Which Consuelos child was celebrating a birthday? Enter the correct answer, Joaquin, on the “Live with Kelly” site for your last chance to win a trip to the Aulani Resort.