- Kelly Ripa recently responded to a critic who said she “looks too old” for her husband, Mark Consuelos.
- “He is so handsome but you need to go Kelly you look to old for him sorry but you do,” reads the Instagram comment in question.
- “You need to learn how to spell the word too sweetie,” Ripa replied. “As in you’re too stupid to be with my young, handsome husband.”
- Ripa and Consuelos are both 47 years old.
Despite being one of Hollywood’s longest-running, most loved-up couples, Kelly Ripa and Mark Conseulos regularly deal with criticism of their relationship. But neither take this criticism lying down.
Most recently, an Instagram user took issue with Ripa commenting “you make me proud” on a photo of Consuelos advocating for women’s rights on Instagram.
“He is so handsome but you need to go Kelly you look to old for him sorry but you do,” the critic wrote.
“You need to learn how to spell the word too sweetie,” Ripa replied. “As in you’re too stupid to be with my young, handsome husband. Ps, he likes proper grammar as well you dope.”
It’s worth noting that Ripa and Consuelos, who met in 1995 on set for the soap opera “All My Children,” are both 47 years old.
This is far from the first time Ripa has dealt with sexist and ageist comments head-on. Back in March, while the couple was on vacation together, she faced a slew of body-shaming comments claiming that she was “too old” to wear a string bikini— even though a shirtless photo of her husband only received praise.
In that instance, Consuelos himself posted his own comment with a fierce defense of his wife.
“I posted this pic of the woman 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.”
The “Riverdale” actor, who is five months younger than Ripa, even responded directly to the ageist criticism.
“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 you, or some other psychosis you’re suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it.”