Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary with a yoga retreat getaway in the Bahamas, and the couple proudly shared their serious yoga skills on Instagram despite their recent body-shaming drama. Ripa captioned one of the pics, “Relationships are all about trust and flexibility, or something like that.”
In the photo, Ripa does a handstand over her husband, whose legs are supporting her, as she lowers herself down for a kiss. Consuelos also shared some acrobatic shots on his Instagram, and wrote that he and his wife “got into some freaky shizzzz this weekend.”
The athletic couple recently made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and they talked about the “bizarre” attempts on social media to body shame Ripa when she wore a bikini at 47-years-old.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the photo in question was one that Consuelos shared back in March of his wife showing off her amazing bikini body during a beach vacation. Surprisingly, the comments section quickly filled with complaints about Ripa wearing a bikini at her age, and Consuelos swooped in to defend the mother of his three children.
He wrote in the comments on Instagram that he wanted to take a couple of days to weigh in but probably should have taken action earlier. Consuelos said he wanted to be above it, but he’s not. He explained that he posted a picture of the woman he admires most as a playful tribute to his wife – who he is proud of in endless ways.
He also wrote that Ripa works extremely hard in her professional life, and her commitment to exercise and a healthy diet is admirable. Plus, the benefits definitely show.
Consuelos finished his comments by saying that his wife is wearing a bikini at her age and will no doubt wear one for years to come. And, if that offends anyone, he suggests that you get over it or get used to it. He wrapped everything up by writing, “I love you @kellyripa…keep killing it.”
“It was bizarre, it’s like, what else are you supposed to wear at the beach?” the Riverdale actor told Cohen.
Kelly Ripa didn’t understand the backlash either. She said that she doesn’t know what else she is supposed to wear for a day of sun and sand, and it wasn’t like she was in a synagogue. She added that if you come up with an option to let her know.