Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are officially coworkers again, but the Couple have been expert parents for a long time. Kelly and Mark — who officially joined forces to host the morning show “Live!” together full time in 2023 — have been married since 1996 after meeting on the set of their soap opera “All My Children.” They welcomed their first child, Michael, a year later, eventually followed by daughter Lola and son Joaquin.
Back in 2020, Kelly, Mark, and their kids opened up about what it takes to have a strong, happy family. “As you get older and you learn more, that youngest kid hopefully benefits from a little bit more wisdom . . . and hopefully fewer nerves,” Kelly told People at the time. “I think I had definitive ideas about raising girls versus raising boys, even though I don’t really believe in gender stereotyping. My sons are just as sensitive as my daughter, and my daughter is as strong as my sons.”
Mark told the outlet that he used to be overprotective of his trio of kids but that over time, he’s “mellowed.” Joaquin agreed, saying, “Younger siblings get to do whatever they want right out of the gate,” with a laugh.
Mark also opened up about the joys of having older kids on the July 12 episode of “Live With Kelly and Mark.” He explained that he and Kelly recently went to Greece with Lola and her friends as a graduation and birthday present. “And I’m looking at my daughter, who is 22 years old, who used to be — and I say this affectionately — such a pain. Such a pain,” Mark explained, per People. “But let me tell you, once they get a little bit older, the gift of hanging out with your adult children is so amazing. She was so great. We got to spend time with her.”
Kelly and Mark are never afraid to give viewers a peek into their family’s life on their talk show, and they often share pictures of their kids through the years on social media. Ahead, get to know Kelly and Mark’s three kids a little better.