Mark Consuelos is one proud husband, and he wants everyone to know it. The Riverdale actor recently took it upon himself to speak out in his wife Kelly Ripa’s defense on social media after users criticized her for flaunting her fit bikini body.
The couple, who are currently enjoying a tropical getaway, shared a number of photos of each other soaking in the sun and languishing in the clear waters.
One photo in particular, however, seemed to catch the eye of several negative trolls, who left comments on Consuelos’ account questioning whether Ripa, 47, should be wearing a teeny tiny bikini at her age. “Kelly’s gorgeous, but isn’t there a cutoff age where age-appropriate comes into play?” one commenter wrote. “Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should.”
In the caption for the photo in question, Consuelos, 46, called Ripa “the sexy one.” Ripa also shared several shirtless photos of Consuelos with the hashtag “daddy.”
Consuelos, though, had the ultimate response for haters, which he posted in the comments section a few days after the original post.
“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 women I most admire,” Consuelos began his lengthy comment. “As a playful tribute to my wife who I’m proud of in endless ways. 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.”
The actor added a challenge to anyone who might dare to speak ill of his wife or protest his posting photos of her.
“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,” he continued. “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. I’m going to get back to my vacation now.. thanks for allowing me to express myself.”
Consuelos concluded his stern statement on a positive note, calling Ripa out by name: “I love you @kellyripa … keep killing it.”
The pair have been married for nearly 22 years and share three children together: Michael, 20, Lola, 16 and Joaquin, 15.
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