Kelly Ripa recalls husband Mark Consuelos’ SEXY pornstache in a throwback, calls 2012 ‘year of mustache’

Mark Consuelos brought back the pornstache for an episode of 'Riverdale' alongside his son Michael


                            Kelly Ripa recalls husband Mark Consuelos’ SEXY pornstache in a throwback, calls 2012 ‘year of mustache’
Consuelos said his children thought that he looks like an aging porn star (Stephen Lovekin/Rob Kim/Getty Images, Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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Kelly Ripa has officially labeled the year 2012 as "The Year of the Porn 'Stache" courtesy of Mark Consuelos' shenanigans with his facial hair. The more than happily married couple found themselves at a crossroads exactly a decade ago when Consuelos refused to shave his mustache for an entire year despite several pleas from Ripa. She explains that her husband has had a variety of styles over the years and they are usually role driven. 

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While appearing on Thursday's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan', on July 28, Ripa explained how Consuelos rocked what she calls a 'porn 'stache' for an entire year. She told co-host Ryan Seacrest, "He's had every variety of facial hair a person can have. He's had every kind. It's usually role driven. If you see a hair change, it's for a role. There was one role in particular where I call it 'The Year of the Porn 'Stache,', and the pictures are still [around]." Kelly Ripa continued, "It was also the year we went to things, we went to events." She revealed how she would always ask, "'Do we need to bring the porn 'stache? The way your hair grows, you can have it grown back by tomorrow!'  You know, he didn't want to do that for continuity."

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The pair have been married since 1996, and share three children together: daughter Lola, 21, and sons Michael, 25, and Joaquin, 19. The host of 'Generation Gap' has shared a picture of herself with her husband calling out a mustache back in 2019 as well, captioning the Instagram post, "#tbt 2012 the year of the mustache (his. Mine not pictured)" Generally, she doesn't have a problem with his mustache, as she told Seacrest, It depends on the mustache." However, now we know how she truly feels about the 'porn 'stache.'

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What does Mark Consuelos think of the pornstache?

Back in 2020 on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan', Ripa, talking about Consuelos mustache, said, "I can take it or leave it, I like it both ways." But for Consuelos, she wasn't the hardest to convince, it was their children as he noted, "They say I look like an aging porn star." Back in 2020, Consuelos shared a picture of his father, Saul Consuelos, in which we can see the same mustache that he rocked in 2012. Ripa even made a side-by-side collage of the father and son to show how the resemblance was almost uncanny. The now-deleted Instagram post read, "1966 vs today. @Instauelos the daddy doesn’t fall far from the tree."

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Consuelos has compared his situation with his father on Ripa's show itself saying, "You know my dad had a mustache, and he still does. Growing up, I think he shaved it once and my mom made him grow it back because he had a lot of space between his nose and his top lip." Even though he has shaved off his mustache, he did bring back the blast from the past for an episode of 'Riverdale' alongside his son Michael back in August 2021. 

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What is Kelly Ripa up to now?

It all started back in 1986 when she appeared as a regular dancer on 'Dancin' On Air', with her original goal set to be a newscaster, which she often did. Her career skyrocketed in 1990 with her role as Hayley Vaughan, a troubled party girl, in 'All My Children,' and by 2003, she ventured into primetime with 'Hope & Faith,' playing Faith Fairfield, an unemployed ex-soap star. In between, she appeared in the Miramax feature 'Marvin's Room' in 1996 alongside Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, which is the same year she married Mark Consuelos. She has been rewarded with a daytime Emmy award 6 times! She is now hosting ABC's comedy quiz game 'Generation Gap'.

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