Live with Kelly host Kelly Ripa looks like the happiest mom around surrounded by her three kids, Michael, Lola and Joaquin, and husband, Pitch actor Mark Consuelos, in a recent photo she posted on Instagram with the caption, “The band is back together!”
Any mom who’s ever sent a kid off to college will know how Kelly feels; their oldest son, Michael, 19, moved out of the house to attend New York University this fall. Here’s a sweet shot she posted earlier this summer of the happy siblings.
When the couple discussed their son’s high school graduation and the big changes afoot for the family on air earlier this year, the New Jersey raised talk show host mused, “How are we old enough to have a kid that’s going to college?” They certainly look amazing!
Kelly also chatted with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show about what life is like for Michael in this new stage of his life. “He loves college,” she revealed, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming home to have mom do his laundry and to use the shower, without always telling his parents about his plans beforehand. Hopefully his accommodations are more comfortable than an early one of Kelly’s; she also told Fallon that when she first moved to New York, she paid $25 a week to live under a desk! Watch:
We also know that Michael is apparently popular on campus and has at least one secret admirer, a writer for the NYU newspaper, who wrote a public note to him asking, “How do you like NYU? How would you feel about dating a writer?”