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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Think It Was "Bizarre" Everyone Reacted So Strongly to Her Bikini Pic

The longtime couple share their feelings about the candid moment with BFF Andy Cohen on WWHL.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Back in March, Mark Consuelos proved the be the ultimate doting hubby when he posted a snapshot of his wife, Kelly Ripa, on Instagram. The photo was innocuous enough: It featured his longtime love in the ocean waves proudly wearing a bikini. He captioned the photo: "Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave..."

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The moment felt like the ultimate case of #relationshipgoals, but haters are gonna hate and quickly decided to react just that way to the photo. Well, Mark wasn't having it and reportedly fired back:

“I wanted to take a couple of 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. To all the males that had something negative to say. I suggest you bring it up with me if ever I’m lucky enough to run into you. I’m going to get back to my vacation now.. thanks for allowing me to express myself. I love you @kellyripa… keep killing it.”

The photo in question was once again a hot topic when the couple stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday. As you can see in the clip above, the couple certainly had an interesting take on all the conversation around that photo.

Sultry Sundays with the sexy one are my fave...

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Check out more of Kelly and Mark in the Clubhouse, below.

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