Kelly Ripa Shares Her 'Favorite Easter Memories' with Throwback Family Photos: Lola Was 'Pissed'
Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos have been sheltering in place with their three kids: Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17
Instead of church gatherings, celebratory meals with extended family and friends, or neighborhood egg hunts, many are hunkered down at home in order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ripa, 49, and her husband Mark Consuelos have been sheltering in place with their three kids: Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17. On Sunday, the Live with Kelly and Ryan host celebrated the holiday with several throwback photos of the family from past Easters.
The photos ranged from recent years back to when their children were much younger, with several of the throwbacks featuring photo-ops in Washington, D.C., as well as a few of the kids posing next to the Easter Bunny.
“Happy Easter with love from the Consuelos family to yours. Here’s some of my favorite Easter memories. (Or at least what is stored on this phone),” Ripa captioned her Instagram post.
Days before, in celebration of National Sibling Day on Friday, Ripa paid tribute to her three kids on Instagram with another throwback Easter photo.
“#fbf Easter 2003 when Michael met carrot and @theyoungestyung met Bunny. You’re welcome #easter #nationalsiblingday,” she captioned portrait of Michael and Lola with the Easter Bunny.
“Lola is not happy,” Ripa’s friend wrote in the comments section, to which the talk show host responded: “I mean, pissed was more like it. Kicked her shoes off.”
Both Lola and Michael were attending New York University before the coronavirus outbreak and have since moved back in with their parents.
“They did not realize they would be living with us again, especially two of them, for the foreseeable future,” said Ripa while hosting Live from home last month.
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“It’s honestly not as bad as I thought,” she said. “I think we’re all just very lucky to be together at home, all of us. A lot more family time, which is great.”
Asked if she had discovered anything new about her siblings or parents since being home again, Lola joked, “They do weird things all the time, so it’s not anything new. I’m remembering everything I forgot at college!”
That said, it hasn’t been an entirely easy adjustment, Ripa recently admitted on Live. She got emotional as she told Seacrest that she’s currently “not speaking to two of my three kids” and misses her own parents.
“I haven’t gotten to hug my parents. I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents,” she said, holding back tears. “And my kids, like, won’t hug me. And I’m like, ‘Guys, we’ve all been in lockdown together. We’re fine. You can give me a hug. It’s fine.'”
“Anyway, I’m sorry. I don’t know why I’m crying. Maybe I’m just going to get my period, who knows,” she continued, pivoting the conversation back to a lighter subject. “Sorry, sorry. Sometimes we forget that we’re on. Did I shout that, or did my inner monologue come out? Sorry, didn’t mean to do that.”
During the episode, Ripa also addressed plans that her family has put on hold during the pandemic, including Michael’s graduation ceremony and her father’s previously scheduled surgery.
“These are small problems considering that so many people are losing their loved ones and [are] very, very sick. But … it is what it is, you know what I mean?” she said. “Michael, by the way, is not bothered at all.”
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