Chrissy Teigen may be the reigning queen of social media when it comes down to taking down trolls, but Mark Consuelos needs some recognition too. We already know how much the Riverdale actor loves his wife, Kelly Ripa, which he proved still further when he posted a pic of his longtime love wearing a gold bikini while on vacation. Mark called Kelly “the sexy one,” and he wasn’t kidding.
But for some reason, people disagreed and argued that at 47 she should be more modest and wear something ‘age-appropriate.’ Others got meaner, saying that Ripa looked like a “12-year-old boy” and, well, Consuelos couldn’t take it anymore and took to the comments to politely but sternly express his thoughts.
“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. I posted this pic of the women I most admire,” he wrote, “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.”
He continued: “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. 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.”
He added: “I love you @kellyripa…keep killing it.” Then we hope he shut off his phone and goes offline for the rest of their holiday because that’s the perfect way to leave it. Forget the sucky people. Also? For the person who commented, “Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn’t mean you should.” Um, what’s the point then? Keep rocking it, Kelly. Rock it all the live long day.
While some would say he shouldn’t have engaged at all, we can’t help but admire Mark’s diplomatic restraint — while, at the same time, letting the haters know he’s ready to rumble anytime. It’s clear he’ll do anything for Kelly and whether it’s sticking up for her on social media or irl, he just showed us all why Mark and Kelly remain #couplesgoals4ever.