Kelly Ripa Fires Back at Fan's Accusation Over Her "Fresh-Faced" Beach Photo

After a follower claimed Kelly Ripa used a filter to attain her youthful look in a recent beachside pic, the star was quick to offer a forthright response.

By Ryan Gajewski Sep 01, 2021 6:58 AMTags
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Kelly Ripa is setting the record straight about what helps keep her looking so youthful. 

As she and husband Mark Consuelos get used to their brand new status as empty-nesters, the 50-year-old Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host shared a shot to Instagram of the couple relaxing during a day at the beach. 

"Cheese and a baguette," Kelly captioned it, adding baguette, cheese and beach-umbrella emojis. 

Her comments section was quickly loaded with individuals remarking on how young she appeared in the shot. One such comment came from Carson Kressley, who wrote, "Teenagers !!!!" In addition, Mark's Riverdale co-star Marisol Nichols posted, "You look 15."

A different individual wrote, "Babies !! [heart-eyes emoji] so young and fresh faced." And yet another fan shared, "Ageless babies."

Things got a little complicated after someone else posted, "How is it you look 10 years younger Kelly? [raised-eyebrow emoji] must be a relaxing holiday!" This led a user to respond, "As beautiful as she is it's def a filter!" The person added a two-hearts emoji.

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Kelly replied to this by firing back with, "if it was a filter i would look amazing. It's just the angle and sunset light."

The star's response earned plenty of praise, as one person wrote, "Perfect response Kelly ! Ha ha and by the way, you do look amazing!" Another user posted, "You do look amazing! I know it isn't a filter … you are just blessed and take great care of yourself, and it shows!"

This isn't the first time Kelly has reflected on the couple's newfound freedom after Joaquin Consuelos, 18, the youngest of their three children, recently headed off to college. 

On Aug. 29, the Hope & Faith alum shared a photo of herself and Mark, 50, looking a bit forlorn. "So far we are crushing this empty nest thing," she sarcastically captioned the shot.

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