Kelly Ripa seemed to enjoy her 49th birthday celebration shared during the October 2 edition of Live! with Kelly and Ryan that included a bevy of balloons, a luscious cake, and a visit from her husband, Mark Consuelos. Off the air, the seminal host shared a bunch of pictures highlighting her celebration.
However, more pictures were to come. Later in the day, Mark posted a mega photo pack of the birthday girl while he engaged in much more intimate images from what Kelly had posted on Wednesday. The Riverdale star created a funny caption for the 10 pictures that talked about how lucky he was to have met and married his wife of 23 years.
The mention was a bit backhanded since Mark projected all of the horrible aspects of his life that would have happened if he and his former All My Children co-star had not tied the knot. The caption was funny but ended on a more sincere note when he told his “sweetie” to have a happy birthday.
His “sweetie” relayed her appreciation, telling her husband that she appreciated the “heartfelt” images recalling high points of the beloved television personality’s life.
The first picture in the pack hearkened back to when Kelly was a little girl. She was celebrating her birthday while wearing a pink dress and blowing out a candle sticking out of a predominately pink cake. Arguably the most interesting aspect of this initial image was that when she was young, Kelly rocked red hair.
In the second snap, Kelly was all grown up and giving Mark bedroom eyes as the pair appeared to be dressed for an evening out. Mark wore a suit and Kelly wore a sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline that showed plenty of cleavage and even a little sideboob.
Kelly was young again when the third picture was revealed. She was likely sitting for a school picture as she wore her red hair in pigtails featuring red ties. The next shot seemed to hearken back to All My Children days as Kelly posed by holding the handset of an old-school phone.
Picture number five looked as if little Kelly was dressed in white in time for her christening or some other special event. This time, her red hair showed up in giant curls peeking out from her frilly white hat.
The next image, the most risque of all, showed Kelly rocking a nearly backless dress while Mark held her close.
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Happy Birthday to my Fave..I’m really glad you were born.. Because let’s face it, if you weren’t , I would’ve been married 3 or 4 times by now. Which would’ve been really expensive, not to mention the super tense parent teacher conferences and all the awkward blended family holiday/vacations. Anyway, happy birthday sweetie.
After that, the star’s husband had uploaded another smiling image of a young Kelly who was proudly showing off a trophy she had apparently won.
The next two snaps had been taken after Kelly and Mark became a couple. In one, they smiled as Mark grabbed her waist, while in the other, the two packed on the PDA with a kiss.
Finally, in the 10th picture shared on Mark’s Instagram, Kelly went solo on a beach. She was wearing a swimsuit under a very short coverup that had been hitched up to reveal the star’s enviable thigh gap and her long, well-toned legs.
Within a day of being uploaded, Mark’s Instagram pictures of Kelly earned the television personality more than 180,000 likes and nearly 3,000 comments from among his 1.8 million followers.
Fans seemed glad to be able to personally wish Kelly Ripa a happy birthday thanks to husband Mark Consuelos’ well thought-out, super-well-intentioned, photographic gift.