Actor Mark Consuelos posted an Instagram photo yesterday with his wife, Kelly Ripa, and three random fans. Wait a minute — are those his children? That’s right! Little Michael, Lola, and Joaquin Consuelos aren’t so little anymore.
The Consuelos-Ripa clan shared a rare family photo Sunday as Kelly and Mark, both 45,prepare to send their eldest son, Michael, 19, off to college in New York.
Kelly and Mark have always been proud parents, never hesitating to share tidbits of their children’s lives on social media.
“We are so proud,” Kelly captioned this sweet Instagram shot taken at Michael’s high school graduation.
But seeing the whole crew together at a Sunday brunch makes it apparent how much the Consuelos kids have grown up. Michael recently celebrated his 19th birthday on June 2, and with each year, “HE” — as Kelly calls Michael on Instagram — is looking more and more like his dad. In addition to being a high school student, Lola, 15, has willingly taken on the role of “Instagram curator” for her old man. A few months ago, “Lola C” posted a throwback shot of the family that shows just how much she and her siblings have changed throughout the years.
Nowadays, Lola isn’t following two steps behind Dad; she’s standing beside him on red carpets. Lola made her first major red carpet appearance last week at the premiere of her father’s latest film, Nine Lives.
But just when it seems like Lola has transformed into a fully fledged adult, she can’t help but throw some playful teenage shade at Mark.
She told ET at the premiere that she recently had this heart-to-heart with her father: “I’m like, ‘You’re actually kind of cool. I didn’t think so at first — now I think you’re cool.’” Because Dad is always Dad, no matter how old you are — or how famous he is.
As for Kelly and Mark’s youngest, 13-year-old Joaquin keeps the family busy with his wrestling competitions.
The teenager attended a wrestling camp this past month, where Dad was able to pick up a few smooth moves as he dropped his son off.
“I took Joaquin to wrestling camp earlier that week and I learned a move, the Russian,” Mark told ET. “It’s two-on-one, arm with the head in, and dunk back, and it worked.” He tried out some moves on his willing wife… thankfully while they were in the pool.
The bicoastal family certainly has a full plate, bouncing back and forth between California and New York as Kelly prepares to unveil her new Live with Kelly co-host to replace Michael Strahan.
But even with all the craziness, a word of advice to Kelly and Mark: Try not to blink!
Because the Consuelos kids have grown up right before our eyes.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Celebrate Son Michael’s High School Graduation
The couple discussed the big day on ‘Live! With Kelly.’