Dad-of-three Mark Consuelos was honored at last week’s Aid for AIDS International “My Hero Gala” in New York.
Asked what makes him a hero at home, Mark, who has kids Michael, 12, Lola, 8, and Joaquin, 6, with his wife Kelly Ripa, tells OK!, “Oh my gosh. Well, it’s the basic things, like taking the kids to school. I think it’s a family effort. The hero becomes the family, and the family becomes the hero. I don’t think I’m the hero in the family.”
The 39-year-old actor is looking forward to spending Christmas with his family – and says that the kids are already looking forward to unwrapping their gifts! So what are they hoping to find under the tree this year?
“Everything! One of them’s afraid they’re going to get coal. I’m not going to say which one, but they’re convinced they’re going to get coal,” Mark says.
His own Christmas wish is of a different variety: “Just peace,” he says. “We’re probably going to go someplace where there’s a lot of snow, and there’ll be a tree, and there’ll be presents when we wake up in the morning. It’s a very simple thing.”
Mark and Kelly are pictured here earlier this year at the Live! With Regis & Kelly studio.