In a Tuesday night Instagram post, Ripa announced, “It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale.”
Not only are we seeing the couple on-screen together, but we get to see Kelly play her husband’s on-screen mistress. It was only a matter of time before the conniving Hiram Lodge gained a mistress.
A character description for Hiram’s mistress reads, “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," according to Entertainment Tonight.
Mark Consuelos was the first family member to join the show, entering during Season 2 as Veronica Lodge's cryptic and corrupt father.