Kelly Ripa is Cast in ‘Riverdale’ as Real-Life Husband Mark Consuelos’ TV Mistress: When We’ll See Her on the Show

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos throwback photo
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos throwback photo | Kelly Ripa via Instagram

Riverdale is getting a brand new cast member.

Kelly Ripa is heading back to television drama to work alongside husband, Mark Consuelos, as his character’s mistress on the CW hit show Riverdale.

Looks like Hiram Lodge will soon be caught cheating on his TV wife with his real wife!

When will we see Kelly Ripa on the show

There has not been any official word of when exactly Kelly Ripa’s character will be seen on Riverdale.

Many fans are assuming that her character will make her debut close to the end of the season, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Fans have been patiently waiting to see Ripa’s character make her mark in the mysterious town of Riverdale and cannot wait to see all of the drama this character is expected to cause.

She revealed her character on Instagram

Kelly Ripa took to Instagram on November 6 that she would be joining the Riverdale cast alongside her husband of 22 years, Mark Consuelos.

The 48-year-old television host shared a photo of herself dressed in a sultry black and gold dress mini dress sitting in a large brown armchair.

Ripa is set to play Mrs. Mulwray, the overly confident mistress of Hiram Lodge. The CW confirmed Kelly Ripa’s role back in November stating, “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as MRS. MULWRAY: Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress,” the statement read. “She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

How fun will it be to see Consuelo’s real-life wife driving a wedge between him and his tv wife!

This will not be the first time the couple has acted together

Like I always say, “couples who act together, stay together.”

That is a true statement for Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. The pair first met while acting on the daytime soap opera ‘All My Children’. Consuelos and Ripa wed the following year and have not acted together until now.

As they both became busy with different projects, Ripa with her daytime talk show and Consuelos with his multiple acting gigs, the couple finally has a chance to work alongside one another after 23 years.

Consuelos has mentioned before how excited it would be for him to work with Kelly Ripa again. Mark Consuelos mentioned to US weekly during a San Diego Comic-Con, “Wouldn’t it be great? She could play a nice little saucy character.”

It’s a family affair

Even though fans are extremely excited to see Kelly Ripa act alongside her husband, she is not the first family member to be seen on Riverdale with Mark Consuelos.

Ripa and Consuelos’ oldest son, Michael, played the younger version of Hiram Lodge earlier in the season during a special throwback episode of Riverdale.

The Live with Kelly & Ryan host congratulated her 21-year-old son as he would soon be stepping into his father’s shoes and playing the younger version of the villainous town businessman, Hiram Lodge.

Kelly Ripa has yet to announce what episode her character is expected to be introduced on but until she does, we will patiently wait for Mrs.Mulwray to make her well-awaited entrance.