TV star, 47, hits back after being told she 'looks too old' for her husband

Mark Consuelos’ latest Instagram post has stirred up a lot of drama — and his wife, Kelly Ripa, has been caught in the crossfire.

Over the weekend, the 47-year-old Riverdale actor posted a photo of himself in support of the #HeForShe movement for gender equality.

The show of solidarity for women prompted Kelly, his wife of 22 years, to comment, “You make me proud.”

However, one Consuelos fan couldn’t resist taking a potshot at the smitten spouse.

“Yes, he is so handsome,” one woman replied to Kelly.

“But you need to go, Kelly. You look to old for him. Sorry but you do.”

Kelly Ripa clapped back at one of husband Mark Consuelos’s followers. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Ouch. Kelly — who took on trolls earlier this year after being shamed for wearing a bikini at age 47 — didn’t miss a beat when it came to putting the age shamer in her place.

“You need to learn how to spell the word too sweetie,” the talk show host, who turns 48 next week, shot back.

“As in you’re too stupid to be with my young, handsome husband. Ps, he likes proper grammar as well you dope.”

Ripa put an age-shaming troll in her place. (Photo: Mark Consuelos via Instagram)

That settles that. Fans applauded Ripa’s defiant response.

“I don’t even know you, your husband, or the troll that wrote that trash and I now like you and [Consuelos] soooooo much more!” a fan replied.

Got a story tip? Send it to

Want more celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle news? Follow Be on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.