Kelly Ripa, host of Live With Kelly and Ryan and all around television icon, received one of the strangest gifts from a fan recently. While filming a recent episode with her co-host Ryan Seacrest, Ripa was completely shocked at the oddly thoughtful present a fan gave to her. Buzzfeed reports how Elizabeth Zeng emerged from the studio audience, holding an almost-life-sized body pillow. Printed on the pillow case was Mark Consuelos, Riverdale actor and husband to Ripa. Ripa was amazed. So was the rest of the studio audience. In fact, Zeng seemed to have some trouble letting go of the cushioned Hollywood hunk, while Ryan Seacrest looked on in amazement.
The photo was all in good fun, and Ripa continued to take advantage of the playfully strange event over on her Instagram stories. She seemed to have a lot of fun with the body pillow, gazing into the soulful printed eyes
Even as a decapitated pillow, Mark Consuelos still has such a smoldering gaze.
And now Ripa can gaze longingly at him no matter how far apart they are IRL
Don't you just want to take a long nap snuggled up next to one of the hottest dads on Riverdale? Mark looks extremely soft and cozy. The actor himself got in on the fun, posting a dapper photo with his pillow doppelgänger. His caption game was most definitely on point.
With all the love and support this pillow is getting, they may have to change the title of the show to Live With Kelly, Ryan, and a Mark Body Pillow. Hopefully we the fans will continue to get to see this adorably weird object make an appearance on future episodes. This could be the morning talk show anchor we, as a society, didn't know we needed.