Kelly Ripa's Son Joaquin Melts Hearts Dancing along to the Theme Song of '¡Mucha Lucha!' in Throwback Video
Talk show host, Kelly Ripa took to Instagram to share throwback video of her younger son, Joaquin Antonio, dancing to the beats of his favorite childhood song.
Television personality and dancer, Kelly Ripa showed off her younger son, Joaquin's dance moves in recent throwback video.
The little dancer, Joaquin Antonio, now 16, looked adorable as he moved to the melodious tune of his favorite song from the 2004 Mexican comic series, "¡Mucha Lucha!"
Kelly Ripa (L) and husband Mark Consuelos attend the Broadway opening night of "The Normal Heart" at The Golden Theatre on April 27, 2011 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
"STEPPING" INTO THE WEEKEND
The video featured the young lad dancing excitedly as the opening song of "¡Mucha Lucha!" filled the room. Kelly's voice was heard in the background describing how the energetic boy used to love the theme song. Captioning the cute video, she wrote:
"#fbf 2004, the past predicts the future? Joaquin's favorite song was the theme to "¡MUCHA LUCHA!" He wanted to be a luchador. Let's all go into the weekend like this! # "muchalucha."
During the hilarious performance, the camera shifted to the television screen, giving a glimpse of the cartoon, and back to the dancing lad, dressed in a grey polo shirt and red pants. He finished up the display by applauding himself.
The adorable video, which has amassed over five hundred thousand views, left fans gushing over the tot's cuteness with words like "too cute" and "so sweet" recurring.
Also remarkable is Joaquin's striking resemblance to his dad, just like his elder brother, Michael.
One fan noted that his "spirit animal has been found," while another added that the lad's performance was pure joy and captivating. Another commended Joaquin, saying he's a very talented dancer, with good moves.
KELLY'S SON IS ALL GROWN UP
Over a decade after the lad expressed his love for dancing, the youngest of Kelly's three children, is now a sixteen-year-old teenager, with new likes and interests, including culinary, which he once showcased on his mom's show.
To celebrate her son's sixteenth birthday, the "Live! With Kelly And Ryan" host took to Instagram to pay tribute to him saying:
"And then the newborn turned 16… Happy Birthday, Joaquin. You are the gift that keeps on giving. We all love you more than words can say."
The birthday message was accompanied by a series of throwback pictures of the teenager, bringing back memories of how swiftly the years had gone by.
JOAQUIN'S LIFE WITH HIS PARENTS
On February 24, 2003, the Hollywood icons welcomed their son Joaquin, whom she still calls her newborn over a decade later.
The teenage boy, whose older siblings already moved to college, is still living it up in high school, with two doting parents to shower him with love.
Also remarkable is Joaquin's striking resemblance to his dad, just like his elder brother, Michael. The latter now stars alongside the family patriarch, Mark Consuelos, in the series "Riverdale," playing the actor's younger version.
As to whether Joaquin would turn out an actor like the older Consuelos males, or adopt his childhood love for dancing, the stats remain bleak.