Andy Cohen showed his support for longtime friend Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos on Tuesday. Cohen posted an illustration of Snoopy alongside the words, “KEEP your head UP!” on Instagram Stories. This came after the couple’s debut as co-hosts on “Live with Kelly and Mark” received mixed reviews from viewers.
The first episode of the show garnered criticism for “fake banter” and Ripa being accused of talking over her spouse. The second day on air was also met with mixed reviews, with some viewers irked by Ripa sharing an audio recording of Consuelos snoring.
However, not everyone was critical of the couple. Some fans praised the new energy and chemistry between the two, while others expressed their admiration for the strong, loving family-oriented couple.
Consuelos has been a guest co-host on “Live” for several years, but Monday was his first day as the permanent co-host. He took over from Ryan Seacrest, who announced his departure in February citing a desire to move back to Los Angeles and focus on “American Idol” and other projects.
It is clear that Andy Cohen is standing by his friends in this time of mixed reviews. His sweet message of support is a reminder that friends are there to lift you up when you need it most.