Kelly Ripa, host of the long-running show "Live with Kelly and Ryan," will join the CW network alongside her husband.
The 48-year-old actress recently posted a sultry shot of herself on Instagram. In it, she wore a black mini-dress with a deep V-neck showing off her bosom. The photo is found below.
Ripa, who is married to Mark Consuelos, let fans in on her new role, Mrs. Mulwray. She will be a mistress to her husband's character, Hiram Lodge. Ripa will guest star in the show "Riverdale" which premiered on October 10.
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Ripa captioned the enticing photo:
"It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale."
According to Entertainment Tonight, the role she was "born to play" is a "confident and tough.... beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized."
The description seems to suit the character Hiram, who is a scheming father and mobster on the show. Conseuelos, 47, somewhat predicted that his wife's role would have been as such.
He has referenced Ripa, if she were to join the show, as being his mistress many times before. Consuelos is in his second season on the show.
He told E News at a San Diego Comin-Con:
"Maybe my mistress or something like that. That would be great."
Meanwhile, their son Michael is also taking on a role on "Riverdale." The 21-year-old will play a young Hiram in a flashback episode.
All three of the couple's kids, including Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15, enjoy watching their father's show.
Something else Ripa enjoys doing is clapping back at internet trolls. The star did an interview with InStyle and said she doesn't take it personally.
However, she and her husband have a zero tolerance policy. Plus, it passes the time. Ripa said:
“For me, I look at social media like I look at most parts of my life — it's incredibly silly. It’s an indulgence that I tend to have when I'm really either sitting in traffic, going to an airport, at the dentist, or when I have downtime. When I clap back, I am very bored and I have time on my hands.”
And when she claps back, it's usually to address the trolls' lack of basic spelling skills:
“I mean, people insult me all the time. I actually don’t take it personally. My whole thing, I think it’s funny when people insult me and they can’t spell. So that’s the only time you'll see me weighing in. That’s the only time because I'm like if you’re going to insult somebody, have a basic, basic, basic handle on punctuation or spelling the word ‘too.’ ”
Ripa has also faced being blocked after an insult which she finds "really funny."
Back in August 2018, fans didn't find it funny when TV host Jimmy Kimmel made a comment after getting a gift from Ripa.
Ripa sent a box of treats to Kimmel, who was very thankful. To show his appreciation, Kimmel took a picture of him and the opened box and posted it to Instagram.
His thank-you caption, however, rubbed fans the wrong way. It said: "Thank you for the cookies @KellyRipa - you are sweeter than diabetes."
Followers found the words distasteful and inconsiderate to persons who have diabetes or have family who does. Kimmel himself has a son with a medical heart condition so it was also confusing.
The Ripa family, on the other hand, appears to be getting a lot of love from their fans going into the show.