Mark Consuelos defends wife Kelly Ripa after bikini photo backlash


No one can come between Mark Consuelos and his love for wife Kelly Ripa. After the Riverdale hunk shared a photo of his stunning wife in a bikini, some of his Instagram followers had some nasty things to say. Keeping himself calm, cool and collected, the star waited a few days before coming to her defense.

After Mark's brief social media hiatus, the 46-year-old took to the comment section to speak to the negativity, “I wanted to take a couple of days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it. Well, not I’m not. I posted this pic of the woman I most admire as a playful tribute to my wife who I’m proud of in endless ways.”

The father of three continued: “She works extremely hard in her professional life and her commitment to exercise, healthy diet is admirable and the benefits show. Yes, she’s wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come.” Mark addressed the haters with one final message before getting back to his vacation with the love of his life. He penned, “If that offends you in some way, if it triggers you or some other psychosis you’re suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it.”

Mark added: "To all the males that had something negative to say…I suggest you bring it up with me if ever I’m lucky enough to run into you.” Mark, who has been married to Kelly since 1996 and shares children Michael, 20, Lola, 16 and 15-year-old Joaquin with the TV host, also gave the Live with Kelly and Ryan star a special shout out. He wrote, “I love you @kellyripa…keep killing it.”

Over the weekend, Mark posted a photo of Kelly standing in the water, rocking a bikini which he captioned: “Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fav.” The post received backlash after some users felt that Kelly was too old to showcase her body in the swimwear. On Thursday, March 29, Kelly took to her Instagram to celebrate her husband. The TV host posted a picture of Mark shirtless on the beach writing: “Not a bad view in sight. #daddy#dadbod #nofilter .”

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