Kelly Ripa’s Son Michael Makes Confession About the Family Group Chat on Live TV

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Many families stay in touch nowadays through text messages. So, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear daytime talk show host Kelly Ripa and her family (aka the Consuelos clan) have an ongoing family group chat. 

On a recent episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa’s oldest son, Michael Consuelos, made a special appearance. During the live discussion, he confessed there is a family group chat amongst the five of them—Ripa, Mark, Joaquin, Lola and himself—and it’s mostly filled with messages from his mother.

“Typically, mom uses them to send articles that none of us read,” Consuelos jokingly admits in an Instagram clip from the interview with Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. “I don’t really pay attention.”

Ripa goes on to list all the news articles she posts to the family group chat, including helpful tips on what to do during a job interview and how to achieve one’s goals. “You know, all unread,” she tells viewers. 

Parents rushed to the comments section to share their personal experiences of being ignored in the family chat. One person wrote, “My kids do the same thing,” with a bunch of rolling eye emojis. Another fan commented, “Well it's good to know I'm not the only one being ignored by their children. Mammas know best [laughing emoji].” 

This is just one of many stories Ripa has shared about her children. Before her first-ever memoir Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories made its official debut, she posted a small excerpt on her Instagram page. 

In the short quote, she poked fun at her three children and how they would likely respond in an emergency. The quote read: “My kids wouldn’t notice I needed help until they were hungry or needed money and even then, I’m certain they would call Postmates first and then 911.”


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