Kelly Ripa just admitted the “second” version is “better.” The 50-year-old “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host’s Monday Instagram update came as a giant marriage goals shout-out, with the snap featuring 1996-married husband Mark Consuelos also showing a ton of swimsuit action. Kelly, followed by 2.8 million, uploaded an actual bikini snap, plus an art version seeing her and 49-year-old Mark recreated with a few strokes of paint. Win-win for Kelly’s fans, with the talk show queen’s body also looking flawless. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. They come shortly after Kelly ear-marked her status as a #MarriageGoals icon, with a 2014 throwback showing the former “All My Children” and her hubby enjoying a date night.
Way hotter and cranking up the beach bodies was today’s snap. Kelly had been photographed backed by ocean waters and holding hands with shirtless “Riverdale” star Mark – Kelly wore a teeny-tiny triangle blue bikini, with a loose-flowing shirt in multi-tonal blue covering her up – a little.
Kelly, with her hair blowing in the wind and seen from behind shades, held her man’s hand, with a caption then driving fans to swipe right.
“Is it real or is it @thegigirice ? Thank you Gigi and @thetedmcginley for making the second time even better than the first! ♥️♥️??”
A quick swipe to the right showed the exact same photo, but recreated via an artistic paint finish. If you think the comments were all straight-up gushing, though, think again. Kelly’s fans have beady eyes.
Fans have been eyeing up the snaps, seemingly with a lot of attention. “I’ve never noticed the dog on the shorts until i looked at the painted one,” a user wrote – Mark’s shorts did, indeed, come with a photo of a dog on them.
If you don’t live inside Kelly’s Instagram, the “Hope & Faith” alum is hardly shot on shirtless snaps of her husband. In fact, 19-year-old daughter Lola Grace this year made headlines for saying she’s “disgusted” by the “thirst trap” photos her mom posts of dad Mark.
Kelly and Mark, who eloped in 1996 after meeting on the set of “All My Children” are going strong, like woah. The couple is parents to 17-year-old Joquin, 19-year-old Lola, and 23-year-old Michael. As to the marriage, it’s something Kelly has referred to as a “marathon,” having also opened up on life between the sheets.
Turns out, it’s spicy stuff. Speaking to TV personality Andy Cohen in April, Kelly revealed she and Mark don’t go dull.
“We learned each other well and with that comes a certain level of comfort, and competence, and experimentation and just fun. We have fun. We enjoy it..”