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Kelly Ripa Stuns In Sheer Dress On The Beach For Mother's Day Throwbacks

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By Rebecca Cukier

Kelly Ripa's Mother's Day Instagram post landed right on time. The 49-year-old talk show host and daytime TV queen updated her account on Sunday morning to honor her "favorite mom" – it was over on 48-year-old husband Mark Consuelos' account that the best snaps of Kelly were shared.

Mark – whose Instagram following of 2 million sits just under Kelly's 2.7 million – posted his own throwbacks, with images showing the "Live! With Kelly and Ryan" host back in the day. It also showed off a stunning photo of Kelly in 2019 – fans of the blonde will likely remember the shorefront moment.

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Beach Parties, Ripa/Consuelos Style

Kelly Ripa poses with Adriana Consuelos on the beach
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Keep scrolling for the "fake flower delivery" cheating test from Mark.

The photo showed Kelly posing on sands from a party that had featured Mark's dad Saul, plus Adriana Consuelos – the "Riverdale" star's sister was smiling for the camera as Kelly wrapped her arm around her, with the two ladies looking camera-ready and beachy. Adriana's striped and nautical dress offset creams from Kelly – the former "All My Children" actress had gone racy in a sheer button dress flashing her bra, but the finish wasn't provocative as Ripa smiled, also rocking necklaces, plus simple stud earrings.

Throwbacks From This Family Always Go Down Well

Kelly Ripa in a throwback wearing a dress with Mark Consuelos nearby
Kelly Ripa/Instagram

Also shared was a throwback of Kelly with husband Mark and their three kids – 18-year-old daughter Lola Grace Consuelos was still in her mother's arms, with brothers Joaquin and Anthony both seen as either infants or young children. The sunny outdoor snap proved a reminder that this couple's 24-year-strong marriage was just as rock-solid back in the day – then again, Mark recently made headlines for revealing he faked a flower delivery in an attempt to "catch" Kelly cheating during the early days of their marriage.

Mark's Fake Flower Delivery To 'Catch' Kelly Cheating

Kelly Ripa poses with Mark Consuelos on the red carpet
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A new book sees Mark reveal that trust didn't come easily in the early years with Kelly. "What Makes A Marriage Last" by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue sees the Spanish-born star write:

"After we were married, I was doing a show in Boston, and I couldn't get a hold of her all day. We didn't have cellphones then. I got a really bad feeling."

"So I got on a flight to New York and called her from the plane and asked her what she was doing that night," he continued.

Kelly Thought It Was 'Fishy'

Kelly Ripa seated backstage
Kelly Ripa/Instagram

Kelly, who had informed her husband that she cleaning toilets at the time said: "Apparently, he thought that sounded very fishy."

"So he gets home and tells the doorman to call up to the apartment and tell me there's a flower delivery. I'm excited because I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, he's sending me flowers!"

Kelly wound up answering the door in a bathrobe – expecting a flower delivery, the star then found her husband in the doorway.

Kelly fans may want to check out the headline-making photo of her covered in bread loaves and fully pantless – following her Instagram is the best way to catch those famous updates, though.

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