Kelly Ripa sparked a heated debate after posted bikini photo

An Instagram post of her wearing a bikini didn't sit well with some fans.

Mark Consuelos shared a photo of her wife, Kelly Ripa, in a bikini and it didn't take long before haters took notice, as reported by Page Six.

Showing how proud husband he was to the TV host, Mark called Kelly "the sexy one" in his Instagram post. In the photo, Kelly spots a sun hat and a two-piece bathing suit. It was taken during their recent vacation.

The post has received more than 70,000 likes. Instagram users later commented that the 47-year-old host of ABC's Live With Kelly and Ryan should have covered up more.

According to Page Six, one Instagram user wrote: 'Kelly's gorgeous, but isn't there a cutoff age where age-appropriateness comes into play? Just because you can rock a bikini, doesn't mean you should.'

Another Instagram user commented that Kelly has totally changed from being a sweet lady several years back. Many fans also came to the celebrity couple's defense.

One Instagram user wrote: 'These are human beings, we are all human beings. If someone chooses to show his wife or his foot or his face or his children, as long as they are not insulting or humiliating images, there is no reason to judge.'

Not bothered by the hate, Mark posted another photo of her wife in her sexy bikini, writing 'Yep' across it. The couple is not new to bashing from internet trolls.

They also received hateful comments after Kelly posted a 2008 throwback photo of themselves. Kelly is also not the first celebrity who has been body-shamed after posting bikini photos online.

Kelly and Mark, who have been married for more than two decades, have three children - Michael, 20, Lola, 16, and Joaquin, 15. They met on the set of All My Children in 1995 and eloped on May 1, 1996.

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