10. Apparently, she has tattoos
We were actually surprised to learn that the actress has a total of three tattoos, according to Housely. Per the outlet, the first (a mix of flowers and hearts) is located on the side of her ankle while the second (her husband’s last name) is placed on her wrist. The third is more of a mystery.
11. She uses her family group text to schedule weekly time together
During an exclusive interview with PureWow, Ripa revealed how important family time is for her.
“It’s a little different now that my kids are older, but I would always carve out time,” Ripa said. “I would schedule family time the way I would schedule a photoshoot or work meetings because it doesn’t necessarily happen organically, especially if you have three kids and they’re involved in different things and sports and school. For me, I just find that the more that I can put on paper—well, now it’s all done by text—and say, ‘Hey guys, Sunday dinner at the house. I’m making spaghetti and meatballs. Who’s coming?’ And that way we make sure we still see each other and still check-in and get to hang out as a family.” How relatable.
12. And she’s not afraid to embarrass her children on social media
The 49-year-old is no stranger to posting on Instagram, including thirst traps and flirty photos with her hubby. Of course, her daughter Lola had something to say about her parents' PDA: “Repulsive.” So, during an interview with the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host, we asked her about it.
“Well, Lola finds us to be repulsive as she’s probably stated on numerous occasions,” said Ripa. “I don’t necessarily disagree with her. I believe that I found my parents equally as repulsive when I was her age. Only we didn’t have the benefit of having social media in those days so who knows if our parents were repulsive? We could only scream it at night into our pillows.”
Now, we’re definitely experts.