Someday I hope to know the kind of partnership, nay, the kind of pure unadulterated goofy lust of Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa. The talk show host and the Riverdale actor are unselfconsciously into each other and not afraid to show it to the world, as evidenced by Ripa’s latest Instagram post.
Ripa, who just announced her first book of stories from her life will be coming out in 2022, posted the cheeky snap on July 19. In it, she bends over by a pool, smirking at the camera, while Consuelos stands literally gaping, open-mouthed, at her derriere. She captioned the tableaux, “When the end is in sight……😜.” You guuuyyyys.
Obviously, the couple’s celebrity friends were quick to praise the pair for always keeping things saucy yet PG online. “This is the best pic you’ve ever posted,” wrote Bravo’s Andy Cohen, while comedian and actor Joel McHale commented, “Sarah and I did a very similar photo shoot last week,” referring to his wife. Mindy Kaling said simply, “I love this.” Why are we not surprised?
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa are definitely taking advantage of time together now that COVID precautions are lifting. Back in February, we profiled the media maven, who was missing her husband because of quarantine and scheduling conflicts. “If I get two weeks off, say for spring break, and I go to visit him in Vancouver, I would have to leave the day I got out of quarantine. So that’s really a lot of time and energy for a booty call,” she said at the time. “Once in a while we’ll leave a flirty comment on each other’s posts. And then, obviously, that blows up into something else, especially when he gets disgusting….We don’t really DM, no…We’ll just…sort of how you and I are talking over Face—whatever this is. This is Zoom. We’ll do, like, a Zoom call.”