Kelly Ripa is full of the Halloween spirit, but she’s keeping all the treats to herself by intentionally editing her husband Mark Consuelos’ costume to keep things above the waist. The “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan” host hit up Instagram on Saturday morning to wish everyone a festive Halloween while showing off her couple’s costume with her hubby. The savvy star did things a bit different this time around after a recent photo of Ripa’s husband went viral when some fans pointed out the “Riverdale” star was packing major heat.
Kelly Ripa’s Halloween post was inspired by the ongoing viral challenge where someone posts how their 2020 started vs how it’s going now. The TV star used her couple’s costumes with husband Mark Consuelos to join in on the challenge.
“A costumed how it started, how it’s going,” Ripa captioned her photo.
In the first shot, the two stars are seen as a regal couple inspired by a royal wedding, which was all the rage back in 2018 after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The current Halloween picture revealed Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos to be a bride and groom during Día de Muertos. Wearing elaborate makeup, the two stars played up the parts with somber looks on their faces.
Ripa then revealed that the cropping of the photos was intentional due to the uproar that Consuelos’ past pics caused.
“[I] cropped at the crotch you thirst buckets. All trick, no treat,” the star wrote to her 2.9 million followers while admitting the below-the-waist edit.
Kelly Ripa’s crop was immediately discussed by fans who demanded the entire photo be revealed.
“Come on it’s 2020, please don’t crop!!!!!” one fan commented.
“We’ve had a rough year… We deserve pictures that aren’t cropped? Besides, the CHiPs pic made Kelly look like the luckiest gal in the world, didn’t it? You’d think she’d be proud of what her man’s packing,” a second person wrote.
The response came after Mark Consuelos caused an enormous reaction to a recent throwback Halloween photo that went viral.
Kelly Ripa revealed the big deal after posting a photo dump of Hallowen pics from the past. The star’s family regularly gets involved in the big Halloween show on “LIVE With Kelly and Ryan,” and one of the photos revealed Mark Consuelos in a uniform from the TV series CHiPs.
Fans were in awe of a noticeable bulge in Consuelos’ pants and were extremely blunt about it in the comments.
“Mark is packing a gun in his cop uniform,” one overzealous fan wrote.
Consuelos sheepishly tried to downplay the moment, writing his own response that read, “Full disclosure, I believe that’s definitely a shadow that’s causing that bulging effect.”
However, a very satisfied Kelly Ripa wouldn’t let her husband diminish anything, adding “ummmmm baby are you seeing shadows?”