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Kelly Ripa Shamed By Fans After Husband Posts Vacation Photo


Over the weekend, Kelly Ripa’s “fans” had a lot to say after her husband proudly posted a picture of her while they were on vacation.

Mark Consuelos had taken a picture of his wife standing in the water in a bikini with the caption “Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave…”

Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave…

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However, not everyone was as captivated by Ripa’s beauty as her husband is.

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One Instagram user commented that she looks like a “12-year-old boy” in a swimsuit, and another one said, “Kelly’s gorgeous, but isn’t there a cutoff age where age appropriateness comes into play? Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should.”

Consuelos finally responded to the harsh criticism of his beautiful wife.

“I wanted to take a couple days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it. Well, now I’m not,” he said. “I posted this pic of the women I most admire 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.

“If that offends you in some way, if it triggers your, or some other psychosis you’re suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it. To all the males that had something negative to say.. I suggest you bring it up with me if I’m ever lucky enough to run into you. I’m going to get back to my vacation now.. Thanks for allowing me to express myself.”

The couple is known for their witty responses to people trolling on their social media page.

Earlier this year, one Instagram user commented on a picture of Ripa and Consuelos, “Too bad he’s short when he tries to look taller. It looks funny. Just be who you are.”

Consuelos retorted, “@samanthap143 please tell me how it is I can try to look taller. I’m dying to know.”

Ripa had the ultimate comeback and replied, “he’s tall where it counts babe.”

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It’s nice to see this husband and wife duo defend each other and tout each other’s accomplishments on social media.

In the meantime, I’m sure Ripa will continue to rock a bikini despite the recent criticism from her “fans.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Tucson, Arizona
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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
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Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Prescott, Arizona
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