Things got emotional for Kelly Ripa on Wednesday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, as she reflected on her family and how they’ve been dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
She’s currently at home with husband Mark Consuelos and their three children, but Kelly shared that two of her kids “won’t hug” her during their time together.
“I’m not going to lie, okay? I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’m currently not speaking to two of my three kids. I’m not talking to two of them,” Ripa confessed to cohost Ryan Seacrest. “Just because, we’re all in the same boat together, right?”
Ripa shares daughter Lola, 18, and sons Michael, 22, and Joaquin, 17, with Consuelos, 49.
“I haven’t gotten to hug my parents. I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents,” she explained as she held back tears. “And my kids, like, won’t hug me. And I’m like, ‘Guys, we’ve all been in lockdown together. We’re fine. You can give me a hug. It’s fine.’”
“Anyway, I’m sorry. I don’t know why I’m crying. Maybe I’m just going to get my period, who knows,” Ripa said, before pivoting the conversation back to a lighter subject. “Sorry, sorry. Sometimes we forget that we’re on. Did I shout that, or did my inner monologue come out? Sorry, didn’t mean to do that.”
During the episode, the mother of three also spoke about plans that her family has had put on hold during the health crisis — including attending son Michael’s graduation ceremony and her father postponing a previously scheduled surgery.
“I feel so bad for my son, Michael, who was supposed to graduate in a couple of weeks. And I really feel bad for my dad who delayed having knee surgery that he can’t obviously have now for so many myriad reasons,” she said. “He was so looking forward to, you know, watching his grandson graduate from college.”
“It was such a big talking point in our house,” she continued. “Again, these are small problems considering that so many people are losing their loved ones and [are] very, very sick. But … it is what it is, you know what I mean? Michael, by the way, is not bothered at all.”
Parenting can be difficult — quarantine or not. We’re sure they’ll be fine in a few days.