Kelly Ripa joins 'Riverdale' season 3 to star as mistress of Hiram Lodge played by Mark Consuelos, her IRL husband

Joining real-life couples Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and Charles Melton on the 'Riverdale' set is Kelly Ripa playing Mark Consuelos' character's mistress

Kelly Ripa joins 'Riverdale' season 3 to star as mistress of Hiram Lodge played by Mark Consuelos, her IRL husband

As if there's any shortage of real-life couples on the set of The CW's 'Riverdale,' another celebrity IRL couple is debuting this season, but not in a way you'd expect. Kelly Ripa is all set to star as Mrs. Mulwray, the mistress of Hiram Lodge, played by Ripa's real-life husband Mark Consuelos.

The latest cast announcement for The CW and Netflix show came in as the 48-year-old TV presenter posted a picture of herself, as Mrs. Mulwray on the 'Riverdale' set, on Instagram with a sassy caption: “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." Ripa is seen posing fiercely in a skin-tight black and gold mini dress, seated in a high-backed leather armchair, holding a black cane.



 

The news comes shortly after it was announced Ripa and Consuelos’ son Michael Consuelos will appear in the 'Riverdale' season three episode 'The Midnight Club' playing a younger version of his father’s character as the rest of the Riverdale teens play their own TV parents.

'Riverdale' is no stranger to pulling off publicity stunts, but this one surely has fans gushing as the 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' host is officially playing her real husband's fake mistress. The CW described Mrs. Mulwray as a woman who is "confident and tough." According to Entertainment Weekly, Mrs. Mulwray is "a beautiful, icy femme fatale who finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy much bigger than she initially thought."

Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.

The hit show already boasts IRL couples including co-stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse, who play on-screen lovers Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones. 'Bughead' as they are called, have been dating for quite a while and Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge recently confirmed she's dating 'Riverdale' actor Charles Melton, who plays Reggie Mantle.