Kelly Ripa and her little black dress seemed to tug on some heartstrings today. The 49-year-old talk show queen is currently 2,900 miles away from her 48-year-old husband Mark Consuelos as he shoots CW series “Riverdale.” Mark is out in Vancouver, Canada, while Kelly is back at the couple’s NYC base. The 48-year-old dad of three updated his Instagram today with snaps showing how much he misses his wife – and he picked a gorgeous one seemingly proving the biggest reminder of how much he misses her. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photo. Mark, who has admitted tuning into “Live!” to watch Kelly from his Vancouver location, had posted two photos. One showed the former “All My Children” actress posing for a hug with her father-in-law (Mark’s dad), with a quick swipe to the right making everyone swoon over a couple that’s been going strong since they eloped in 1996.
The couple’s snap, launching “couple’s goals” comments, showed Mark in a throwback and posing with Kelly who was rocking a stunning, slinky, and spaghetti-strap black dress.
A caption from Mark came as a count-down. “1 month down…3 to go….missing my home team♥️♥️♥️,” he wrote
The separation actually comes after Kelly and Mark spent the longest time together – ever – as quarantine forced them both to stay home. The post today quickly brought in a comment from 19-year-old daughter Lola Grace. The NYU student who was recently “disgusted” by mom Kelly’s “thirst trap” posts of Mark, gushed: “So cute ❤️❤️ the best ?.”
Kelly herself has been opening up about her and Mark being apart. And together. Lock-down saw the couple forced to quarantine in the Carribean for way longer than planned.
Kelly, herself in the news for ending 180 days of video-streamed appearances with co-host Ryan Seacrest this month, has been opening up on married life being so close during the pandemic. Speaking on her popular morning show, the mom of three said:
“It was a testament that we really like each other. I’m sad not to wake up with him, it’s very sad. I will miss him, that’s all I can say. “We can’t go back and forth, that’s the problem.”
She jokingly added: “So it was a nice marriage honey, I really enjoyed the time we spent together.”
Kelly and Mark are raising three kids, most of whom have flown the nest. Lola is sandwiched between brothers Joaquin and Michael. When Kelly was asked which parent was the most popular in lock-down, she revealed it was Mark.
“Well, first of all, this is the first time the kids have lived with him for an extended period of time. So maybe by the end of the lockdown we will be equal,” the star said.
The entire family has also been in the news for jointly fronting People magazine’s first ever Family Issue. And the photos are stunning.