This past Wednesday, the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host, 50, shared a selfie of herself and husband Mark Consuelos relaxing on the beach.
Many of Ripa’s followers commented on her and Consuelos’ appearances, saying: “You look like teenagers! ❤️,” one person wrote.
But others claimed she edited it or used a filter. In a now-deleted comment, one person said: “How is it you look 10 years younger Kelly? [raised-eyebrow emoji] must be a relaxing holiday!” one user wrote, which, according to E! News, led another to reply: “As beautiful as she is it’s def a filter!”
Ripa clapped back, commenting: “If it was a filter i would look amazing. It’s just the angle and sunset light.” As of Wednesday afternoon, her response still appears on the post but comments have been limited.
On her Instagram Story, Ripa re-shared the photo alongside another version that had a filter over it. In the filtered version, her face is clearly smoother and gives off the appearance that Ripa is wearing a full face of makeup.
“Spot the difference?” she wrote on the slide, adding a thinking emoji.
Ripa and Consuelos just sent their youngest, 18-year-old son Joaquin, off to college. The week before last, the talk show host posted a selfie on the couch with Consuelos.
“So far we are crushing this empty nest thing,” she captioned the Sunday Instagram post. The two married in May 1996 after meeting the year before on the set of All My Children, also shares son Michael, 24, and daughter Lola, 20.
Earlier in the month, the University of Michigan’s wrestling team revealed that Joaquin would attend the school as a member of the team. “Super excited to step into this next chapter with @umichwrestling! Honored to be part of this great program,” Joaquin commented on the announcement in March.
Lola is beginning her junior year at NYU this fall, where Michael graduated virtually from their Tisch School of Arts in May 2020.
Michael spoke on his parents’ marriage earlier this month. “They’re great, not just in like a relationship sense, but they’re great role models,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I try to conduct myself the way I think they would.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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