Kelly Ripa Shares Throwback Pics from the ‘70s—& One Standout Dancing Photo

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In honor of Independence Day last year, Kelly Ripa shared a fun snap of her silhouette projected beside her husband. This time around, she marked the occasion by taking fans on a festive trip down memory lane.

To celebrate the 4th of July earlier this week, the 52-year-old mom posted a carousel of festive family photos in an IG Reel, set to James Brown's "Living in America." They included childhood snaps, views of the Statue of Liberty and present-day selfies with her husband, Mark Consuelos. She wrote, "Fourth of July flashbacks y’all! From the 70’s to the present day!" 

The IG post featured multiple pics of Ripa as a little girl sporting patriotic colors, as well as throwback snaps of her three children, Michael (26), Lola (22) and Joaquin (20). For instance, there's one photo of Joaquin posing under an American flag, and another throwback of Lola hugging him while wearing the flag's colors. But what really caught our eye was the standout photo of Ripa dancing in her red dress while standing on a chair.

One fan commented, "Awwww, what a precious reel and family, simply wonderful." Another added, "Ripa and Consuelos flashback pics are the best!"

To add to the festivities, the couple also celebrated the 4th of July with a special episode of Live with Kelly and Mark, where they played festive Independence Day games—like Name that State and Ping Pong Bowling—with guests Nina Dobrev and Jake Shears.

In the episode, while discussing the most popular outdoor games to play on the holiday, Ripa opened up about an old family tradition that involved playing sports on the front lawn.

She said, "We had badminton that we played. It was set up on the front lawn, not the backyard because you want the neighbors to see you. It's a fun game, it got very competitive in our house. Adults didn't care about beating the children. Beating the children was the point. There was no, 'Let the kids win.'"

If we're lucky, we just might get a glimpse of this family tradition with another special throwback post.

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