Seriously, can these two get any cuter? Kelly Ripa’s Christmas card outtake with Mark Consuelos just went up on her Instagram — and, surprise, the proof shot is as adorable as the photos that actually made the family’s mailers. The Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host shared her family’s official holiday cards last week. We can thank #ManCrushMonday for this behind-the-scenes glimpse since Ripa dedicated the shot to her husband.
ICYMI, the family’s approved Christmas card features herself and Consuelos along with their three children: sons Michael, 22, and Joaquin, 16, and daughter Lola, 18. The collage-style card shows various cheeky photos of Ripa jokingly trying to set the photo timer and then run back into the frame before the camera flashes. “Tripping into 2020 like…” the card reads, with one final image showing the entire family posed and looking chic.
And while that version was naturally a big hit, fans seem equally impressed with the photo Ripa shared Monday. “Christmas card outtake with #mcm @instasuelos,” she wrote, adding a credit for photographer Miller Mobley. One fan captured the general reaction to the proof, commenting incredulously, “Oh my gosh! How cute are you two??? If this is the outtake, I wonder what the final outcome was? Please share it with us.”
They’ve got a point. Standing in front of a white backdrop with confetti all over the floor around them, Ripa and Consuelos look stunning — her in a black and white dress with a feathered skirt and him in a sleek black suit. His arm is around her, and they’re both grinning from ear to ear. Suffice it to say, they clean up nice.
Although, as they tell it, at least one person probably gave them a hard time when the Christmas card photos were taken: daughter Lola! Speaking to People over the weekend, Ripa and Consuelos revealed that their teen is “mortified by everything” her mom and dad put on. “She doesn’t even bother with me,” Ripa joked. “She just feels that what I wear is embarrassing and awful.”
Surely Lola cut her some slack during this photo session, though. After all, it’s the holidays… plus, her parents are categorically flawless in the pics.