Kelly Ripa obtained emotional when talking concerning the ‘brutally painful’ expertise of dropping her youngest little one off on the University of Michigan.
Kelly Ripa, 50, is feeling all of the feelings now that she and husband Mark Consuelos, 50, are formally “empty nesters.” The well-known couple closed out their summer time by taking their son Joaquin Consuelos, 18, to the University of Michigan for the beginning of his first semester of freshman yr, and Kelly mirrored on that emotional expertise throughout Tuesday’s episode of her speak present, Live with Kelly and Ryan. “We took our youngest child to college, we dropped him off. It was hard,” she advised co-host Ryan Seacrest. “It was really hard.”
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Kelly, who additionally shares son Michael, 24, and daughter Lola, 20, known as leaving Joaquin in Michigan “brutally painful,” and detailed the second she and Mark bid their youngest little one farewell. “I gave him a hug and I said, ‘I did not realize that 18 years would go so fast.’ And he didn’t say anything. He was just giving me a hug. He turned to walk away and I said, ‘Wait, Joaquin, one more!’ And he kept walking,” Kelly stated as she started to get choked up. “And I knew that it was happening to him too, the emotion,” the mom of three added.
“It’s one of those things where, you can never be ready,” Kelly stated of sending Joaquin off to varsity. The speak present host additionally famous how this expertise was a lot completely different than the primary two occasions, given Michael and Lola each attended colleges in New York. “But it’s funny, it seemed like it would be forever from the time Michael left to Joaquin,” she shared.
However, Joaquin’s departure does have some silver linings. “The world is our oyster,” Kelly stated on her speak present of she and Mark, who’ve loved romantic seashore journeys along with their canine since getting the home to themselves. The couple additionally obtained cozy in snug apparel whereas hanging out on the sofa with none of their youngsters for a snapshot Kelly shared on Aug. 29, which she aptly captioned, “So far we are crushing this empty nest thing.”