Kelly Ripa is all skimpy swimsuit and big kisses as she gears up to celebrate 1996-married husband Mark Consuelos‘ upcoming 50th birthday. The 50-year-old talk show queen, known for the Instagram PDAs with her “Riversdale” star husband, today updated in both throwback and swimwear mode to remind fans that she and her hubby are rock-solid, with a stunning shot seeing the famous couple locking lips for a romantic pre-weekend update. Mark turns 50 on March 30. See how Kelly’s prepping for it below.
Scroll for the photo. Kelly, herself making headlines in the fall of last year for ringing in the big FIVE-OH, will, at the end of the month, be a twinning age deal with the man she met on the set of “All My Children.”
Posting for her 2.9 million followers on Friday, the blonde sent out a throwback to 2011, one seeing her on a beach and in a passionate kiss with Mark while showing off her sculpted arms and shoulders in a multicolor and orange-strapped swimsuit.
Mark, who was shirtless and looking buff, had his eyes closed, with mom of three Kelly in shades. A caption, meanwhile, mentioned the global pandemic, suggesting that Mark and Kelly won’t be able to be together, something that’s already made headlines as the actor spent months apart from his wife while shooting the CW series he stars on out in Vancouver, Canada last year.
“fbf 2011 a light PDA moment in celebration of #MC40. ? countdown to #MC50 which will be a virtual celebration this year ?,” Kelly wrote.
Mark, who shares kids Lola, Joaquin, and Michael with Kelly, was quick to swoop into the comments section, writing: “You are the best. I love you and hope to kiss you very soon!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Kelly and Mark, also called “couples goals” by a fan, have been making headlines for their Instagram flirting, also bringing in 19-year-old daughter Lola Grace, last year revealing she was “disgusted” by Kelly’s thirst trap photos of Mark, 49. Lola has yet to comment. See more photos after the snap.
Kelly and Mark have been opening up on her plans if ever the global pandemic dies down. Speaking last month, Mark said: “I want to go to beaches. I actually want to go overseas. I would love to go have some really good Italian food,” adding: “I would like to gallivant far far away.”
Kelly is now the talk of the town, not for what she’s wearing on “Live!” but for absenting herself as co-host Ryan Seacrest this week confirmed she was enjoying time “off.” Scroll for her shower – with oranges.