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Mark Consuelos shared a special birthday message for his wife Kelly Ripa in honor of her 52nd birthday.
Fans loved the adorable photos and Consuelos’ special message to Ripa where he wrote, “Happy birthday Sexy!!!”
Famous friends like Bethany Frankel, Ryan Seacrets, and Jimmy Fallon also wished Ripa a happy birthday.
Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host Kelly Ripa celebrated her 52nd birthday on Sunday, October 2nd, and her husband Mark Consuelos certainly jumped at the chance to spotlight his wife on Instagram. In the seven-image post, Consuelos shared a series of “sexy” photos of his Ripa—and fans couldn’t get enough.
The two have been married for 26 years and often share photos of their adventures, whether poolside or rock climbing on vacation. But in honor of Ripa’s milestone birthday, Consuelos amped things up a bit.
In the first picture, Ripa is lounging over a piano in a black dress with a sporty jacket that really caught fans’ attention. Other photos included candid snaps of Ripa smiling into the camera, posing while on a romantic dinner date, picnicking with Consuelos mid-hike, smooching Consuelos in front of an ocean, enjoying a stunning sunset, and swinging over a stunning view.
Consuelos captioned the photo, “Happy Birthday Sexy!!! What a year of accomplishments. So proud of you.” He finished the caption with three red heart emojis.
Friends and fans also jumped into the comments to wish Ripa a happy birthday. Makeup artist Kristofer Buckle commented, “Happiest amazing birthday,” actor Benjamin Bratt added “Ageless,” and sports broadcaster Megan Olivi added “The queen! Happy birthday to the greatest!”
Other comments included fans wishing Ripa a happy birthday and getting excited about her upcoming book tour. “Happy birthday, Kelly!!! Enjoy watching you so much,” one fan wrote. “Love your love,” another chimed in.
Actress Bethany Frankel also posted photos in honor of Ripa’s big birthday with a very special, heartfelt note. She captioned the photo, “This girl…is amazing. I have a very very small, close circle. I’m very insular and everyone I trust I’ve known since high school & college. Kelly is an exception.” Frankel continued, “We met years ago & the friendship organically keeps getting deeper. She has the light, the love, the honesty, the humor, and most of all, the heart. Happy Birthday, Kelly Ripa! Xoxo”
Fans couldn’t get enough of the two gorgeous friends and begged them to work on a future project together. Followers commented, “Dynamic duo! The collaboration we all want to see!” and “You two are such wonderfully strong, funny, duo. I have craved you two being talk show co-hosts for years.”
Though we don’t know if Frankel will ever co-host anything with her bestie, we do know Ripa’s current co-host Ryan Seacrest also posted well wishes to Ripa for her big day. Seacrest posted a series of photos on his Instagram account of the two hosting their morning show Live With Kelly and Ryan.” He captioned the photo, “Happy birthday to a dear friend, co-host, brilliant author, and devoted wife & mother. It’s a privilege and a joy to get to work with you every day. Cheers Kelly Ripa!”
And Ripa even had the opportunity to celebrate her birthday early (and the official publishing day of her new book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories) while visiting Fallon Tonight earlier this week. Host Jimmy Fallon surprised Ripa during her interview with a Carvel Fudgy the Whale cake, which both stars admitted to enjoying on their birthdays. He lit a single candle for her and told her to make a wish and blow out the candle. Then, Fallon and Ripa grabbed forks and dug right into the chocolatey ice cream cake on the air.
We hope Ripa had a wonderful birthday and can’t wait to see what the next year brings!
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