“#TBT 2003 vs. 2020. Objects may appear larger,” Kelly, 49, captioned the fun post on Thursday, August 20 of a teen Joaquin sitting on her lap while the rest of her kids surrounded them.
After seeing the picture, Kelly’s friend Rachel Harris jokingly commented, “OK …. so I guess you do have a master’s in parenting after all. That face! I love you @kellyripa. That’s it. I love you so stinkin’ much.” One of Kelly’s fans also praised her for recreating her stressed-out look from many years ago. “But your look of being over it is exactly the same!” they said with the crying face emoji, while another noted how ageless the talk show host appeared. “If I could wish for anything, it would be to age as BEAUTIFULLY as Kelly Ripa has aged.”
The mom of three has been quarantining with her family in the Caribbean while she shoots her and Ryan Seacrest‘s talk show, Live With Kelly and Ryan amid the coronavirus pandemic. But even though she’s been living in paradise, Kelly has scaled back on posting “thirst trap” pics of her husband, Mark Consuelos, on Instagram. The last time she shared a sexy snap of her hubby was on July 19 when Mark was just hanging out in the pool.
“Sunday vibes. #Daddy,” Kelly said on Instagram, and it’s pics like those that make Lola not want to follow her mom on social media. “That’s disgusting,” the 19-year-old jokingly told Kelly during an interview with People on August 12. “I block that out of my mind.”
Lola always makes sure her mom knows how she feels about any posts that Kelly may share on Instagram, especially if she’s in it. In fact, when Lola went to her high school prom, she gave her mom a list of approved pictures to share on social media. “It only took 20 hours, but we finally got two approved prom photos,” Kelly jokingly captioned the post in June 2019. “Love you, @tar3kfahmy and @theyoungestyung.”
It’s a good thing the doting mom doesn’t need much approval from her daughter when it comes to their vacation pics.