All About Lola Consuelos, Kelly Ripa's Daughter

All About Lola Consuelos, Kelly Ripa's Daughter

Earlier this year, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos celebrated 24 years of marriage. Over their two decades together, the couple has welcomed three children—two sons and one daughter, Lola. The 20-year-old made a rare appearance in 2020 on a virtual episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, where she gave an update on her life in quarantine. Below, everything else you should know about Lola, including her past cameos on the morning show.

Consuelos is a rising junior at NYU.

Consuelos finished up her freshmen year at New York University in 2019, where she is studying music. Her older brother Michael graduated with a film degree from NYU in 2020. Ripa has spoken about wanting her kids to go to school further from home. "College is where you start establishing yourself as an independent person, so when you send your kid away to college, if your kid stays local...if she feels homesick, I have to say to her, 'You can’t come home. You have to work it out,'" Ripa said during an interview on On Air With Ryan Seacrest last September. "I treat it [like long-distance]. I did the same thing for my son...My main concern was, 'I don’t know if you should be this close to home because I don’t want you using home like it’s your home. I want this to be your experience.'"

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She spent quarantine watching lots of TikTok and Netflix.

During the pandemic, Consuelos was homebound with her family. She may have two famous parents, but she spent her time at home much like the rest of us. In late March, Consuelos appeared alongside her mother during an at-home episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan. When asked about social distancing with her parents and brothers—Michael, 24 and Joaquin, 18—by co-host Ryan Seacrest, she said, "it's honestly not as bad as I thought."

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

She explained that her time is spent with online classes, "a lot of Netflix," and her intro to TikTok. "I wasn’t on TikTok, and then everyone started to go on TikTok, so now I’m on it, and now I can’t get off of it," Consuelos said. "I’m hooked." As for the chances of her family members joining her videos? "You have a better chance of doing a TikTok video with Lola than we have of doing a TikTok video with Lola! That I can guarantee you," Ripa told Seacrest, per People.

A few of her major life moments have been referenced on Live With Kelly and Ryan.

Consuelos' 2020 appearance was a rare one, as she hardly ever joins her mom's morning talk show. But although her in-person cameos are few and far between, Consuelos' stories about her parents often make it into Ripa's monologue. Her high school graduation and experience learning how to drive have both been referenced over the course of the show. Most infamously, when her father co-hosted the show with Ripa in June 2019, they spoke about Consuelos accidentally walking in on her parents on her 18th birthday:

Consuelos herself made an appearance during a Thanksgiving cooking segment in 2017. "You tell stories about me that are just not true," Consuelos jokingly mentioned, before insisting that her younger brother Joaquin is Ripa's favorite child.

She's a singer.

It makes sense that Consuelos is attending college for music, as she's shared a few videos of herself singing on Instagram. In April 2020, she posted a video where she can be heard singing Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black." Her parents commented supportively on the post. "Wow Lola ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ just gorgeous," her mother wrote. Her dad commented, " ❤️❤️."

In the past, Consuelos has posted covers of songs including Madison Beer's "Tyler Durden" and "Jealous" by Labrinth, although she obscures her face in both videos.

She has a longtime boyfriend.

Tarek Fahmy, Consuelos' boyfriend, is a frequent presence on her Instagram feed. In December 2019, the couple took a trip to Egypt together, which she documented on social media. And for Fahmy's 20th birthday, Consuelos shared photos of the couple with the caption, "Happy birthday to my bestest friend in the whole entire world. 20!!!!! My whole heart. No one compares to you! You make me so so proud everyday. I love you more❤️❤️❤️."

She recently celebrated her 20th birthday.

On June 16, Consuelos celebrated another milestone as she officially entered her 20s. Consuelos' father, Mark, took to his Instagram story to share a sweet celebratory photo of him and her. “Fast forward 20 years, and here we are celebrating Father’s Day and Lola’s 20th birthday together by the grill while giving back to @Feedingamerica with #GirlDadGrillDad - couldn’t be prouder,” he wrote. Along with her big day, the family recently celebrated her brother Joaquin's graduation from high school.

Photo credit: Mark Consuelos
Photo credit: Mark Consuelos

Both Ripa and Consuelos have praised their daughter's independence.

In an August 2020 People profile of the Consuelos family, both proud parents spoke about their daughter's accomplishments. Ripa told the outlet she had discovered "so much about being a modern-day woman," from her daughter. "It really gives me hope—her generation really supports each other, the way she and her friends have each other’s backs. For all the talk about women helping other women, I see it in her generation in a way I never have before.”

As for Lola's father, Consuelos revealed, “As overprotective as I thought I would be when she was born and I was holding her in my arms, I’ve mellowed a bit," adding, "Because I’m really aware of what a good head on her shoulders she has.”

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