The talk show host, 50, shared an epic throwback photo to her Instagram on Monday in celebration of Madonna turning 63.
The image showed Ripa and Madonna posing backstage during the "Like a Prayer" singer's 2003 appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly. In the shot, Madonna held Ripa's then-newborn son Joaquin in her arms.
"to be clear, it's not Joaquin's birthday, it's @madonna's," she added, noting that the picture was taken "18 years ago."
A lot has happened since Ripa and Consuelos' youngest met the Queen of Pop. After all, he has grown up into quite the outstanding teenager.
In March, Joaquin accepted an offer of admission from the University of Michigan, where he will be part of the wrestling team this fall.
"SIGNED: Welcome to the family, @joaquinconsuelos! #NewBlue #GoBlue," the university wrote in their announcement, prompting proud dad Consuelos, 50, to comment on the post with a wrestling-inspired emoji.
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With Joaquin now college-bound, Ripa and her husband will soon become empty nesters — something that the longtime couple told PEOPLE last year they don't mind at all.
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"We had our kids so young — we'd only been married for one year when we had Michael, so we have had kids pretty much our entire marriage," Ripa said in PEOPLE's 2020 Family Issue. "So when it comes to an empty nest, we're looking forward to it, honestly."
"Rob Lowe says that once your kids leave, you pretty much never put clothes on ever again; you're just naked all the time," Consuelos joked. "So there's that too!"