Kelly Ripa’s Son Michael Consuelos Wants to Be Like His Dad—But Only to an Extent

It’s not unusual for a child to want to grow up to be like their parent one day. And Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s oldest son, Michael, wants to be like his father—but he also wants to create his own path in life.

If you already didn’t know, the young actor was named one of the “Sexiest Men Alive” by People. Michael recently sat down with the outlet and candidly talked about how he’s always taken advice from his dad—unless it has to deal with one topic: clothes.

“Typically, when my dad gives me advice or something, I take it unless it’s dressing exactly like him,” he told the publication. “I don’t like that.”

The Let’s Get Physical star recounted a story about how he and his father almost wore the same glasses. “I got new glasses and then my dad texts me like, ‘Where did you get those glasses?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh no.’” Michael continued, “‘Can you at least pick out a different color so we’re not like completely…you know?’”

Kelly Ripa and her son, Michael Consuelos.

During an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa and her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, reacted to the news of Michael being named “Sexiest Man Alive” for Gen Next. Seacrest was flipping through the magazine and stopped at the page with Michael’s picture.

As it turns out, Ripa knew nothing about it, saying, “Are you kidding me? You would think he would tell us so we could pick up a couple of copies for the grandparents.”

Don’t stop reaching new heights, Michael.

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