Kelly Ripa Posts Heartfelt Birthday Tribute (and Rare Pics) for Son Michael’s 25th Birthday

It’s time to wish a very happy birthday to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s eldest son—aka the first member of the Consuelos gang—Michael.

Today, the Consuelos family is celebrating Michael’s 25th birthday. To commemorate her son’s special day, Ripa posted an array of rare throwback photos on her Instagram Story. In one photo, we see a much younger Kelly holding a very tiny Michael in a baby carrier. In addition, there is a banner that reads “Happy Birthday” in bright gold letters across the snapshot.

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If that weren’t enough, the main theme song to “Star Wars” played in the background. This is definitely a nod to Michael’s love for the Star Wars franchise, being that she previously shared a throwback photo on May 4 (an informal holiday that celebrates the phrase, "May the force be with you"). She posted a snapshot of a small Michael standing next to a person in a Wookiee costume.

The next photo showed a young Michael wearing denim overalls and a sky blue polo shirt. At the time, he rocked a swooping bang with a side part.

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Kelly Ripa/Instagram

The All My Children alum also shared a photo slideshow on her page, capturing different moments of Michael’s life. Ripa wrote in the caption,Happy birthday @michael.consuelos [cake emoji] first official member of the Consuelos Gang [red heart emoji] we love you bigger than big!”

What a sweet birthday tribute by mommy dearest.

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