Kelly Ripa Shares Childhood Photo from the ’70s & She Looks Exactly the Same as Today

Kelly Ripa just posted a never-before-seen throwback picture, and she looks exactly the same as she does today (at least in the face).

On Saturday, the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host, 49, celebrated the Fourth of July by sharing a rare childhood photo on her personal Instagram account. The pic shows Ripa posing on a tricycle at age 2, and the resemblance to her current self is uncanny.

If you look past the pigtails, frilly dress and decked out tricycle, you’ll notice Ripa’s face hasn’t changed one bit. Everything from the eyes to the smile and nose looks identical to the TV personality today, which makes us believe the Hollywood fountain of youth actually exists.

She captioned the post, “Happy 4th! Not sure if it shows, but I used to love a participation trophy. #1973.”

This isn’t the first time Ripa has shared a throwback photo on Instagram. In fact, the actress has been using this time of social distancing to break out the old albums. From ’70s bonnets to rare family pics, Ripa has filled her Instagram feed with loads of brand-new content.

Take this video, for example, which features dozens of never-before-seen family photos. Ripa shared the clip in honor of her dad’s birthday and wrote, “Happy Birthday to the man who taught me how to wear a cross body purse! I love you dad!”

Now all we need is to get our hands on Ripa’s anti-aging regimen.


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