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Kelly Ripa Will Play Her Real Life Husband's Mistress on Riverdale

Kelly Ripa Will Play Her Real Life Husband's Mistress on Riverdale

Kelly Ripa, Riverdale, Mark Consuelos, Luke Perry, The CW
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We're sure they'll have a lot of fun rehearsing their scenes together. 

Talk about some extreme roleplaying - Kelly Ripa is set to become the other woman in her own marriage when she joins husband Mark Consuelos, who plays Hiram Lodge, on the CW's popular teenage drama Riverdale.

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The Live with Kelly and Ryan host shared the news on Instagram yesterday with a photo of herself posed in a leather armchair and a cheeky caption.

"It's a family affair," she wrote. "Hiram's mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play."

Ripa joins the Riverdale cast as the latest in a collection of attractive parents played by the likes of Luke Perry, Madcen Amick, and Consuelos. Ripa's character is described as "Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge's alleged mistress. She's a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized." Ripa and Consuelos' son, Michael, is set to play the younger version of his on-screen and off-screen dad on tonight's flashback episode, according to E!. Now to find out how Ripa feels about cheating on her husband with her husband.

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