Entertainment TV Kelly Ripa to Star Alongside Husband Mark Consuelos on 'Riverdale' as His Mistress Ripa announced the exciting news on Instagram Tuesday with a photo fit to her racy role By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 6, 2018 09:33 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kelly Ripa is the latest family member in the Consuelos gang to join the cast of Riverdale! On Tuesday, the Live with Kelly and Ryan host, 48, revealed to her followers that she would be starring alongside her husband Mark Consuelos on the CW drama, playing his character Hiram Lodge’s mistress. “It’s a family affair,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a dimly-lit photo of herself in black and gold sparkly V-neck mini dress and black stilettos. In the sexy shot, Ripa sits crossed-legged in the big leather armchair and holds a whip in her hands. “Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play,” she joked. “Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale” Kelly Ripa/Instagram Ripa’s character, Mrs. Mulwray, is said to be described as “Confident and tough… she’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized,” Entertainment Tonight reported. ‘Bring Your Parents to Work Day!’ Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Visit Son on Riverdale Set Consuelos, 47, joined the CW’s take on the Archie comics in season 2 as mobster Hiram, the scheming father of Veronica Lodge. At the time, Ripa said the couple’s kids, Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15 loved watching their dad on the show, even if he wasn’t like his character in real life. Gary Gershoff/WireImage “He’s having the best time ever. I wish you could watch Riverdale with my 16-year-old daughter who’s finally like, ‘I cannot believe Dad is on a show that I actually watch,'” Ripa said on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in October 2017. “So, Veronica — she’s 16 also — and she drinks mimosas at breakfast.” “My daughter’s like, ‘Dad never lets me drink mimosas at breakfast.’ And I go, ‘Yeah, because he’s a real father and that’s a character on TV,'” the mom of three recalled. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Riverdale‘s Mark Consuelos Poses with His ‘WAGs’: Wife Kelly Ripa and TV Wife Marisol Nichols This past August, it was announced that the couple’s eldest child would play a younger version of his dad’s character in the third season of Riverdale, which premiered on Oct. 10. Entertainment Weekly reported that Michael, 21, would appear in a flashback episode which stars KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart who would take on the roles of their on-screen parents, too. Following the exciting news, the proud parents congratulated their son, who is currently attending college at New York University, on his first big TV role. RELATED VIDEO: Skeet Ulrich Teases What’s Next For ‘Riverdale’ & Says He Idolizes Costar Mark Consuelos’ Marriage with Kelly Ripa “Congrats Michael on being cast as young Hiram Lodge on @thecwriverdale,” Ripa wrote. “However @instasuelos and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you and your siblings that as your fiduciaries we are hereby entitled to 10% of all future earnings hereto wit, or something like that.” “Bucket list moment for Mom and Dad,” Consuelos wrote on his Instagram. “Congrats to my son Michael on being cast as the younger (and much better and handsomer) Hiram. We are so proud. Love you MJC #riverdale #bucketlist” Riverdale airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on The CW.