Kelly Ripa reacts as son is named one of the 'sexiest people alive'

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By Asiya Ali

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Kelly Ripa was stunned when she found out that her son, Michael Consuelos, was named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest People Alive".

On Wednesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the 52-year-old co-host seemingly learned on the air that her 25-year-old son was featured in People's 2022 Sexiest Man Alive issue in a portfolio of famous sons.

The star shares Michael, with her husband, Mark Consuelos. The celebrity couple are also parents to daughter Lola, 21, and son, Joaquin, 19.

As Ryan Seacrest flipped through pages of the issue during the show, he came across the one featuring her eldest child which prompted Ripa to exclaim: "Are you kidding me?"

Watch the moment below:

"Give me this," Ripa told her 47-year-old co-host as she grabbed the magazine and put on her glasses to read the page. "You would think he would tell us so we would pick up a couple of copies for the grandparents."

"First of all, it's funny, I forget that they look alike until I see photos of them like that," she said, looking at a side-by-side of Michael and a young Mark.

"'Michael respects his father's work ethic,'" she reads in a serious tone. "Yeah, he worked one-day last week. 'I admire my dad's organization and timeliness."

"Growing up we were always really early, and if I'm not early someplace, I kind of freak out.' That's true, Mark has made us all crazy about time. If we're not two hours early, we're late," she added.

Ripa then gushed over her son's special qualities that made her a proud mom and said she's always considered him a "handsome young fellow," adding that he's "conscientious, hard-working, diligent, respectful."

Then, the All My Children actress whispered that she "had no idea" that Michael was "considered sexy," but Seacrest reminded her that she should be happy that her son earned the title.

"No I know," Ripa said, adding, "I always found his father to be sexy." To which the American Idol host responded, "Well… apple, tree."

Ripa has always spoken highly of Michael, having shared how proud she was of him after he graduated from New York University in May 2020.

However, in 2019, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she got backlash for saying that Michael was experiencing "extreme poverty" for the first time after he moved to Brooklyn where he paid his own rent.

Ripa then responded to a fan in her Instagram comments and defended her words by saying that she only meant that it was the first time her son was paying for his own apartment and supporting himself.

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"Michael goes to college and is a senior and works full time. He is in his first nonparent subsidized apt with roommates," she said at the time.

"I’m used to getting a lot of slack because people love to have fake outrage over something they didn’t see. They only read a headline and wag their tired fingers," she continued.

"I didn’t grow up privileged and neither did @instasuelos,” she added, referring to her husband. “We work and we expect our kids to as well. And the fact that a pack of fools want to bitch about that, I say let em," she added.

Featured image credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy

Kelly Ripa reacts as son is named one of the 'sexiest people alive'

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Kelly Ripa was stunned when she found out that her son, Michael Consuelos, was named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest People Alive".

On Wednesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the 52-year-old co-host seemingly learned on the air that her 25-year-old son was featured in People's 2022 Sexiest Man Alive issue in a portfolio of famous sons.

The star shares Michael, with her husband, Mark Consuelos. The celebrity couple are also parents to daughter Lola, 21, and son, Joaquin, 19.

As Ryan Seacrest flipped through pages of the issue during the show, he came across the one featuring her eldest child which prompted Ripa to exclaim: "Are you kidding me?"

Watch the moment below:

"Give me this," Ripa told her 47-year-old co-host as she grabbed the magazine and put on her glasses to read the page. "You would think he would tell us so we would pick up a couple of copies for the grandparents."

"First of all, it's funny, I forget that they look alike until I see photos of them like that," she said, looking at a side-by-side of Michael and a young Mark.

"'Michael respects his father's work ethic,'" she reads in a serious tone. "Yeah, he worked one-day last week. 'I admire my dad's organization and timeliness."

"Growing up we were always really early, and if I'm not early someplace, I kind of freak out.' That's true, Mark has made us all crazy about time. If we're not two hours early, we're late," she added.

Ripa then gushed over her son's special qualities that made her a proud mom and said she's always considered him a "handsome young fellow," adding that he's "conscientious, hard-working, diligent, respectful."

Then, the All My Children actress whispered that she "had no idea" that Michael was "considered sexy," but Seacrest reminded her that she should be happy that her son earned the title.

"No I know," Ripa said, adding, "I always found his father to be sexy." To which the American Idol host responded, "Well… apple, tree."

Ripa has always spoken highly of Michael, having shared how proud she was of him after he graduated from New York University in May 2020.

However, in 2019, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she got backlash for saying that Michael was experiencing "extreme poverty" for the first time after he moved to Brooklyn where he paid his own rent.

Ripa then responded to a fan in her Instagram comments and defended her words by saying that she only meant that it was the first time her son was paying for his own apartment and supporting himself.

wp-image-1263177231 size-full
Credit: Instagram

"Michael goes to college and is a senior and works full time. He is in his first nonparent subsidized apt with roommates," she said at the time.

"I’m used to getting a lot of slack because people love to have fake outrage over something they didn’t see. They only read a headline and wag their tired fingers," she continued.

"I didn’t grow up privileged and neither did @instasuelos,” she added, referring to her husband. “We work and we expect our kids to as well. And the fact that a pack of fools want to bitch about that, I say let em," she added.

Featured image credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy