With social movements like #METOO and #TIMESUP, women are finding their voices and speaking up about sexual harassment, abuse and even assault. Even though these combined movements are creating a powerful shift, women are still being attacked. This time, it’s Kelly Ripa. All because she wore a bikini on a recent trip.
Last weekend, talk show host, Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, enjoyed a romantic getaway together. Consuelos shared a photo of his wife wearing a gold bikini, calling her “the sexy one.”
After 21 years of marriage, it’s inspiring to see a husband crazy for his 47-year old wife. But comments came flooding in, saying otherwise. People said that due to her age, Ripa is too old for a bikini.
After several days, Consuelos (@instasuelos) weighed in with a follow-up post that we’re all applauding:
“I wanted to take a couple days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it. Well, now I’m not. I posted this pic of the women I most admire. As a playful tribute to my wife who I’m proud of in endless ways. She works extremely hard in her professional life and her commitment to exercise, healthy diet is admirable and the benefits show.. Yes she’s wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come. If that offends you in some way, if it triggers you, or some other psychosis you’re suffering from, I suggest you get over it and get used to it…”
After reading Consuelos’ post, one thing’s for sure: Ripa is one lucky woman!