Kelly Ripa Hilariously Recreates a Family Photo From 17 Years Ago

ShelCopeland
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From Oprah Magazine

  • Kelly Ripa, the 49-year-old Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host, recreated a family vacation snap she initially took 17 years ago.

  • Her husband, Mark Consuelos, shared a sweet response in the comments.

If you follow the Ripa-Consuelos clan, you know that they are Instagram specialists who love to give their followers glimpses into their life, like tantalizing photos of Mark Consuelos, hilarious memes from Kelly Ripa, or brutally honest takes from their kids. And in this latest post, Ripa shared another hilarious photo: a recreation of a snap the family took while on vacation 17 years ago.

The post, which the 49-year-old Live with Kelly and Ryan host posted this week, includes two photos: one from 2003 and the other from 2020. In the first, Ripa is on the beach holding her youngest Joaquin Consuelos, now 17, when he was a baby, with her two older kids, Michael Consuelos, 23, and Lola Consuelos, 19, crouching nearby. When you swipe to the second, you see the four of them in the same spots, or at least, trying to take the same position. “Objects may appear larger,” Ripa quipped.

“Like it was yesterday,” her husband, Mark, reminisced in the comments.

Sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic, they all had more time to spend together. Although, Ripa admitted that in the beginning, they had a difficult time adjusting. "Like, I haven’t gotten to hug my parents, I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents. 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,’” she said in April on her show.

Earlier this month, Ripa and Consuelos, who have been married for over 20 years, opened up to People, about how much their kids have grown up and grown closer. “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. “So when it comes to an empty nest, we’re looking forward to it, honestly."

The family recently celebrated Michael's virtual graduation from New York University in May with a few additional throwback photos to show again how much time has passed. "And just like that you graduated college. MJC, the joy and pride you have brought our family is indescribable. I love you with all my heart," she wrote.



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