Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at Snowflake Ball

Posted on November 28, 2012

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the Unicef Snowflake Ball in New York City.



[Photo Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images]

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    • homofascist


      • Kim Brightman

         Yes, but they’re special snowflakes.

        • homofascist

          Every snowflake is special darling!  :)

          • nomoreprinces

            But once you have a pile of snowflakes, it’s just snow.

    • charlotte

      I didn’t know that Jane Krakowski is getting married.

    • Kim Brightman

      Is that Lorenzo’s cousin in the tux?

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Minus the weird facial hair, I think Mark looks GREAT!

      • Leah Elzinga

         well, it is Mo’vember.

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          Oh that’s right! 

        • 3boysful

           Don’t remind me–I have three razorless teenage sons.

    • oatmealpie

      These two can’t agree on where to look.

      • kingderella

         i think this whole scene is pretty surreal. what the hell is going on here?

    • Tanya Wade

      I saw a sofa with that exact same upholstery in the Palm Beach Goodwill….way to go KR!

    • Fifi LaRoux

      Ok, I know she’s tiny, so how tall is he? Because these photos make him look Liliputian as well.

      Also, she needs to eat something; a hamburger, a pizza, a carrot. I don’t know, just EAT SOMETHING!!!

    • Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      totally bridal! 

    • Laurie Landry

      Does he even look like he’s there with her?

      • alyce1213

        Well, he probably wouldn’t be there without her.

    • Janet B

      Pretty if somewhat bridal dress.

    • decormaven

      Mmm, I would not have picked a strapless dress that calls attention to the sun damage on her decolletage. Also, the color of the lip needs to be stronger to balance out the heavy eye makeup. Jewelry? Where’s the jewelry? A sparkly bangle or two would have given this look some punch.

      • halleygee

        Agree, it’s just really boring.

    • alyce1213

      Standard, but pretty enough.  She might have fixed her hair better.  They really need to work on their focus when posing together – they are very much in the public eye, after all.  Still, a very cute couple.

    • MinasAunt

      Is he getting ready to play the leading role in a show about a dictator in a small Caribbean island?  And is she the American CIA spy sent to romance and eliminate him?

    • leave_Blake_alone

      They look great, but his facial hair bugs me. He must be a pretty short guy, because she is TINY.

      • Sara__B

         Internet puts him at 5’8″ and her at 5″3″. She must be wearing death-defyingly high heels.

    • MajorBedhead

      There’s an old, old Loony Toons cartoon that features a bunch of movie stars from the 30s and 40s, one of whom is Clark Cable. He’s got a giant head and is leching around the room. Mark Consuelos reminds me of that cartoon. That’s not meant as a compliment, either.

      • kcarb1025

        Hollywood Steps Out!!! I love that cartoon.

    • Lori Wade Miller

      I hope the facial hair is for Movember.  I know my husband is sporting an unsightly mustache right now.

      • Goldie

        It’s possible it’s for American Horror Story.  He’s on this season sporting facial hair.

    • Sara__B

      The only bits of interest are his pocket square and the fact that her gown is slowly heading down her body and toward the floor.

    • filmcricket

      My parents have a Christmas table cloth in that exact pattern

    • Tatiana Luján

      I like the dress, but it doesn’t fit right in the bust área.
      I hate it when people dye their hair in such a light shade and the get so tanned that the color of their hair is very much alike the skin colour, it looks so cougar, artificial and aging.

      • kschwarting

        I think that’s my main complaint–I wish she weren’t so bloody tan.  I was assuming that it was a spray tan, because I don’t even want to think about the level of skin damage otherwise. 

    • Judy_J

      Kelly, you little snowflake, you!

    • Trisha26

      Simply can’t stand her. That dress looks like my grandmother’s chenille bedspread minus the fuzzy chenille.

    • Jessica

      The dress looks like curtains, and strangely, that’s what I like about it. 

    • MinAgain

      I find her annoying in the extreme, but that’s a very pretty dress.  Even if it does need to be hemmed.

    • ankali


    • frannyprof

      She is always wound up so tight. Makes me nervous just to see pics of her.

    • Mars Tokyo

      Her face has gotten so scary over the years. She just keeps dropping more and more flesh. ACK!

    • MGMcD

      Well I guess that’s what you wear to a Snowflake Ball. I think Mark is there looking for the six-fingered man that killed his father.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      i really wish she would try a different hair color, i find this shade of blonde so unflattering and aging on her, also, can the tan..

    • voter1

      Get the dress hemmed!

    • ojosazules


    • marlie

      She looks pretty, if a bit bridal. He’s got a little bit of a Cary Grant thing going, but I’m not sure if it really works for him. But they still both look great!

    • TAGinMO

      Yeah, the dress fabric looks like a damask tablecloth, but I think it’d be fairly tough to argue that she doesn’t look pretty.

      He looks non-threateningly attractive, as always, and his tux seems to fit well.

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      She doesn’t look horrible which should come as a surprise as she is wearing Leona Helmsley’s discarded satin jacquard curtains. 

    • Ann VerWiebe

      How tall do her shoes have to be that she’s as tall as her husband? Are they Lady Gaga shoes?

      • formerlyAnon

         Their “official” heights only put them five inches apart (Her 5′ 3″ him 5′ 8″). And I automatically seriously doubt the official height of any male actor under 5′ 11″.

      • alyce1213

        She routinely wears 5-6″ heels and claims not to be able to wear flats. I think she’s barely 5’2″ and who knows about him – all actors under 5’10” lie.

    • kimmeister

      That is not a flattering bodice on her.  Her bust looks like a block of ice, and the belt is sitting too low.

    • jmorino08

      Douche-stache. I don’t care if it is Movember.

    • Star Foster

      Of course.

    • formerlyAnon

       I like the dress, I think she looks best in simple, even severe styles. The bodice would be fine if it didn’t seem to be sliding down.

      I don’t like the hair. I know it’s a look, and a popular one, and she probably thinks it’s more youthful than something more sculpted. But she’s got perfectly good bones in her face and I wish she’d try some much shorter angles and layers.

      I’ve always thought he was the more attractive one of the couple, though that may be my prejudice against her manner of speaking coming out.

    • Pamela

      What a beautiful tablecloth.

    • VeryClaire

      Her face and hair look tortured! Maybe time for an update on your look, Kelly.  Luckily the dress is pretty.

    • makeityourself

      Dear Mark Consuelos,
      Please find yourself a dress watch.  That manacle of a timepiece on your wrist is not elegant.
      That is all.  

    • anotherkate

      She loves herself a nude lip, doesn’t she? I hate to say it but her hubby’s mustache is…really working for me? I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME.

    • NYCKay

      Looks like trouble in paradise. Hate the dress and the hair.

    • Joyce VG


    • snarkmeister

      Oh Haley Vaughan, you make my heart hurt.  :(  Also, your hubby’s facial hair makes him look extra special douchey.

    • Snailstsichr

      Considering the venue, her dress was nice enough, though not very exciting. Considering what Brad Pitt wore to his own red carpet event, I’ll give Kelly points for appropriate politeness.

    • DCSheehan

      She ain’t gonna age well. She looks mid-50s. Good for mid-50s but still…

    • Lilak

      They both look kind of, I dunno, scraped down (not sure if that conveys anything to anyone but me).

      And I had to do a double-take on each photo: Ripa kept looking like Geri Halliwell, even when I knew better. 

    • librarygrrl64

      Looks a bit “second wedding” to me.

    • quiltrx

      I love the fabric, but that is one BORING dress.

    • briecee


    • NurseEllen

      She is awfully colorless.  Would it have killed her to throw on a pair of dangly ruby earrings?  and a big ol’ bracelet too?  She has no POC anywhere.  His pocket square is making my eyeballs hurt–it looks vaguely 3D or something.

      However, they are both appropriately and tastefully, if not excitingly, dressed.

    • Martha Hicks Leta

      “This week your challenge is to take a $5 table cloth from The Party Store and make it into a very cheap looking wedding dress.” And, we have a winner. 

    • Teri Lampe Jordan

      God, she bores me to death.  He,on the other hand, it quite yummy.

    • Susan Collier


    • marilyn


    • Rebecca Jay

      I hate that mud-colored nail polish. Been seeing it everywhere.

    • LeifBallard

      She looks like a curtain and he looks amazing!

    • guest2visits

      She gets more juvenile and boring everyday (the show).  I used to admire her ability to float a conversation even when
      it got muddled or lost – I think she’s been stretched too thin or the show is just trying too hard to be something it’s not.
      The stage is so bright it’s almost like getting a second hand sunburn. And her penchant for the nude lip color just makes her
      look like she’s lip-less and skull- like.
      I do like this dress; though it’s formal enough that a more intense lip or make-up would have really made this work better.

    • MilaXX

      She looks great, bnut I hate his mustache.

    • kcarb1025

      She is one bottle of aloe vera away from being the next Tan Mom.

    • Roey Thorpe

      She looks gorgeous, and they are a stunning couple.