Kelly Ripa knows just what to do when you can’t wrangle your family together for a Christmas card — use your husband’s TV family instead!
The Live with Kelly & Ryan host took to Instagram on Tuesday, December 11 to share her family’s holiday greeting card this year which featured her husband Mark Consuelos and his Riverdale family, the Lodges. “Tired of fighting with the kids over the holiday card photo? Problem solved! Thanks @camimendes @marisolnichols @instasuelos,” Ripa wrote along with a portrait of Consuelos and his Riverdale costars Marisol Nichols, who plays his wife Hermione Lodge, and Camila Mendes, who plays his daughter Veronica Lodge.
Ripa added in the caption, “(swipe to see actual family and don’t forget to read the fine print!”
Hilariously, the fine print on the Riverdale family photo reads: ““From our family to yours (No actual wives or children were used in this photo).”
Ripa then added on the back of the card which was a smiling family photo of Ripa and Consuelos with their three kids: sons Michael, 21, and Joaquin, 15, as well as 17-year-old daughter Lola. “Love, The Consuelos’ (ACTUAL FAMILY),” the description read.
Consuelos also shared the Christmas card on Instagram, writing, “My poor wife has resorted to using my TV family as our holiday card. Personally.. I think it’s her best work.”
Of course, Consuelos’ real family and his Riverdale family have started to blend as his son Michael recently appeared in a flashback episode as the teenage version of Hiram Lodge. Meanwhile Ripa revealed she is taking on a small role on the show as none other than Hiram’s mistress! The mother of three recently filmed her cameo as Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress Mrs. Mulwray. “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,” Ripa wrote on Instagram.