February 01, 2021
Kelly Ripa shared adorable throwback photos from her children's early 2000s when they were babies and toddlers featuring her husband, son, and daughter.
Television host Kelly Ripa took to her social media feeds to share throwback snaps when she and her husband Mark Consuelos were much younger. The two pictures feature Ripa and Consuelos, with two of their children as youngsters.
Ripa had her 2.9 million Instagram followers interacting with this sweet post as she took a moment to look back to special family moments from 2001.
Kelly Ripa and her daugher Lola Consuelos at the 13th Annual CNN Heroes Gala on December 8, 2019 | Getty Images
The first photo showed Ripa's husband and father of her three children holding baby Lola, now 19, in a swimming pool. Lola and her dad were smiling as her baby rolls were on full display.
The cuteness doesn't end there with Lola's second picture in her mother's arms sporting a tutu and her brother Michael looking up at his mom and sister while wearing a patterned blue shirt. Ripa captioned the post:
"#tbt 2001 Babies with their babies. ???????"
The "Live with Kelly and Ryan" host and actor Consuelos share three children, namely Lola, 19, Mark, 23, and their youngest, Joaquin, 17, who was the only one unseen in these pictures.
[Ripa] opened up about how she approaches parenting her daughter instead of parenting her sons.
The couple had their first child together only one year after tying the knot when they were quite young and gradually became the family of five that we know them as today.
ADAPTING AND FLOURISHING
50-year-old Ripa became a working from home mom when the pandemic forced her to stay away from the studio. The "Hope and Faith" actress was not complaining because it resulted in quality family time. Ripa elaborated, saying:
“The pandemic happened and we spent an unprecedented amount of time together.”
As a result of Consuelos having to work away from home most of the time, the time spent together at home was a welcomed change. Ripa's husband is well known for his role in "Riverdale
LOLA AND KELLY
Ripa has a close relationship with her daughter and has opened up about how she approaches parenting her daughter instead of parenting her sons. She had to put aside her preconceived notions surrounding raising them.
The mother also noted that her parenting style improved with time and experience, with her youngest son benefitting the most from the growth that happened along the way.
Not a family to shy away from the spotlight, the Consuelos family manages to share enough to allow their fans some insight into their lives while still maintaining their close-knit bond.
Ripa and Consuelos' love for one another ripples down into the rest of their family, making them well-balanced and dynamic. The fans love to see where they began and, more importantly, how they are flourishing in the present.