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It looks like some of Kelly Ripa's Instagram followers have yet to realize that she's quick to clap back at rude comments left on her posts. On Friday, the Live With Kelly and Ryan host shared side-by-side photos of herself with husband Mark Consuelos — one from the year they met while starring in All My Children, and one from 14 years later — and it brought out the nastiness in a couple of trolls who said she's gotten plastic surgery.
"Double #fbf 1995 vs. 2009 before i discovered that i needed a stylist and had a GOOD side," Ripa wrote in the caption, poking fun at her mid-'90s outfit and posing inexperience. Apparently, at least two people took her self-deprecation as an invitation to make an unsolicited assumption about why Ripa has been more photogenic in the 21st century.
"And a new nose. Bless ur heart honey baby poor thing," replied a snarky commenter with the handle @jannellep71, suggesting she's gotten a nose job. Another commenter who goes by @karenlevinserna replied to @jannellep71 with “nose job and veneers,” and although that reply has since been deleted, Instagram account @commentsbycelebs got a screenshot of it, along with @karenlevinserna's follow-up comment, "she looks great tho. I’m super jealous."
Ripa replied to @jannellep71 with just two words: “same nose.” She wrote a longer reply to @karenlevinserna, however. "I’m gonna tell you right now. No nose job, and no veneers. I wouldn’t be sleeping in a retainer every night if i had," Ripa wrote, followed by sarcastic gratitude: "You guys do know how to make a girl feel special.”
Even if Ripa hadn’t responded, her fans would have had it handled. One follower told Ripa not to "pay attention to people like @karenlevinserna and @jannelep71 if they didn’t think you were beautiful they wouldn’t be following you." Others addressed the two procedure postulators directly. "@karenlevinserna Sad to see women tearing down other women to make themselves feel good," one commenter wrote. "I hope you don’t teach your daughters, nieces or other young women around you to do that to each other." Another reminded @jannellep71 that Ripa "is beautiful and HILARIOUS! Save the jelly for the jar, girl!"
The most on-the-nose (no pun intended) response came from a commenter with the handle @bevsdonesnapped: "either way, it wouldn’t be any of their business," the fan wrote, correctly noting that even if Ripa had undergone plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry, it would be both OK and entirely personal. "If only people could subscribe to 'you do you'...smh. You’re gorgeous, and always have been!"
The cutest defense, however, came from Ripa's husband, Consuelos. "I can attest.. Same nose. No veneers," he weighed in. He followed up with, "and fierce retainer," to which Ripa replied, "thanks honey, I’ll wear it for you tonight."
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