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Kelly Ripa Joins Riverdale Season 3 As Husband Mark Consuelos’s Mistress!

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The Consuelos-Ripa family is taking over Riverdale! It’s been confirmed that Kelly Ripa has been cast in the role she “was born to play” as her real-life husband Mark Consuelos‘s (who plays villain Hiram Lodge) “alleged mistress.” How freakin’ perfect! She’s set to guest-star on upcoming season three episode of the hit CW series, playing the “confident and tough” Mrs. Mulwray!

According to E! News, her character is “a beautiful, icy femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.” We can only imagine what Hiram has up his sleeve and what will go down with Mrs. Lodge if and when she finds out!

Kelly broke the news on Instagram, writing, “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.” She made the announcement alongside a photo that sees her sitting on a fancy chair, wearing a form-fitting mini dress and holding a cane–which totally fits her character’s description.

Mark also quickly shared his excitement over the casting by commenting “Yes please” on the pic, as did some of the Riverdale stars including Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, and even Mark’s on-screen wife, Marisol Nichols, who wrote, “I am beyond, beyond excited for this to happen!!!!!”

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In August, fans went wild after Kelly and Mark’s son, Michael Consuelos joined the Riverdale cast to play the younger version of his father’s character, Hiram, on the show’s flashback episode. Now, we’re even more excited to welcome Kelly, too! It’s going to be great. Of course, this is not the first time that Kelly and Mark have shared the screen. The married couple actually met on the set of All My Children, so it’ll be so fun to see them act together again!

This casting news comes after Mark told E! News at San Diego Comic-Con that he really hoped Kelly could appear on the show. “Maybe my mistress or something like that. That would be great,” he said. It looks like the Riverdale writers’ room definitely delivered on the actor’s wishes! It also helps that Kelly is already extremely close to the cast. Not only does she hang out with some of the show’s stars on the regular, but she even moderated their Comic-Con panel in July.

She’ll fit right in! As of right now, there’s no confirmation on when we’ll see her on the show, but as Kelly said in her announcement, her guest-star appearance is “coming soon.” We’ll be waiting.

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