Family Album Photos Of Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos

After meeting on the set of Party of Five All My Children, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos soon found a real-life romance. And they began growing their family, with the Live With Kelly & Ryan host and Riverdale alum marrying in 1996 and a year later. Eldest son Michael was born, followed by daughter Lola and son Joaquin in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Stopped naming Joaquin Michael

We stopped naming Joaquin Michael. Michael was supposed to be Joaquin,” Ripa recalled during a January 2022 episode of her talk show of the same name. “Michael was named after Mark’s two grandfathers, who passed away just before he was born, That’s how we came up with his name. Joaquin, we knew we were naming him Joaquin.” While it was relatively easy to choose a moniker for their boys, it took the couple a little more time to fine-tune their selection for their daughter.

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Ripa added during her ABC talk show

Lola was supposed to be Sofia, but on the way to the hospital in a taxi, the driver was listening to the radio. ’70s station and Barry Manilow’s ‘Copacabana’ was playing,” Ripa added during her ABC talk show. “I heard the song when she said, ‘Her name was Lola,’ and I said to Mark, ‘Lola Consuelos would be a really cool name.’ And he said, ‘If it’s a girl, name her Lola. And that was it. The former soap stars’ three children are all grown up, attending college away from home and starting their careers.

Michael graduated from New York University to study film in May 2020

Michael graduated from New York University in May 2020 studying film, while his younger sister studied music at the same institution. Joaquin, for his part, begins 2021 at the University of Michigan, where he has committed to play wrestling for the school’s collegiate team. Through it all, Ripa and the Kingdom alum remain proud parents. The Generation Gap game show host told Entertainment Tonight in September 2021, “Unfortunately, we blinked and now they’re adults.

Ripa also jokingly said

I think the really worst part is that when they were younger, we didn’t slow down to appreciate that aspect of them in real-time. Because we were busy protecting them and making sure they are turning into good people. While working, Ripa also joked that this was one of the reasons for preferring to have an “empty nest” at home. “I would say the best thing is that we don’t have laundry facilities in our house,” the Daytime Emmy winner teased to ET at the time. “There are no dishes. There’s nothing like it! Nothing! There’s nothing.

The show will be rebranded as Live with Kelly and Mark.

The show would be rebranded as Live with Kelly & Mark. Sign up for our free weekly, daily newsletter and never miss breaking news or exclusive stories about your favorite celebrities, TV shows, and more. Scroll down to see Ripa and Consuelos’ sweetest family memories with their kids through the years. In February 2023, the US confirmed that Ripa and Consuelos would be spending even more time together as the actor is replacing Ryan Seacrest as their new co-host.

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