Kelly Ripa‘s Instagram was a photo overload today. The “Live! With Kelly and Ryan host” is celebrating a staggering 24 years of marriage to hunky husband Mark Consuelos – the 49-year-old and her 48-year-old husband eloped to Las Vegas back in 1996 and they haven’t looked back. Kelly’s Instagram update on Friday included the third wheel, though. The star’s life comes with another major man: co-host Ryan Seacrest was dubbed the third party member in Kelly’s throwback “thrupple” photos that threw out everything from ’50s housewife vibes to an eye-catching snap showing Kelly’s ripped and gym-honed body.
Click here for the entire batch of photos. Nearly all showed Kelly with “Riverdale” star husband Mark and/or “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest – some showed all three together, with the opening retro shot doing just this. A quick swipe to the right showed the perks of Kelly and Ryan’s high-profile jobs as they posed poolside – Kelly’s insanely-sculpted arms and shoulders were on show here as she rocked a sleeveless sundress while holding a fresh pineapple cocktail.
Kelly’s post – which had also included horseback riding moments with co-host Ryan, a group shot shouting out “The Addams Family,” plus a 2020 Oscars snap – came just two hours after the star posted a touching video mash-up to mark her 24-year-anniversary. Opening with footage of the couple back in the day, the video chronicled their love story, three kids, and vacation days – and yes, Kelly’s killer bikini body was on show. The video sits at over 430,000 views.
24 years later, Mark and Kelly are watching their three kids fly the nest – 18-year-old daughter Lola Grace Consuelos is studying at NYU. The teen is sandwiched between 22-year-old Michael and 17-year-old Joaquin. Mark, meanwhile, has opened up about how he felt when first meeting Kelly.
“I thought she was adorable, hot, and sexy and all that stuff,” he told HuffPost in 2014. ”But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.”
Kelly has also opened up on her marriage. Earlier this year, the star said: “You’re going to fight, you’re going to have disagreements,” before likening her long stretch with Mark to a “marathon” – “There’s going to be like, mile 24, when you’re like, I quit. But you just got to push through. Just push through.”
COVID-19 sees Kelly and Mark in quarantine, with “Live!” being a video deal as the mom of three also bravely showed her gray hair via #rootswatch.