When it comes to walking red carpets, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are two of Hollywood’s hottest celebs. When they’re at home hanging with their three kids, though, the loving couple is just known as “mom and dad.” Even though their careers have given them all the fame and fortune one could want, the Live With Kelly and Ryan host and the Riverdale star reportedly couldn’t be happier with how “grounded” their children, Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 16, are.
“[They] are extremely proud of how their children turned out,” a source close to the pair recently revealed to Hollywood Life. “Kelly always dreamed of having a daughter and loves how close she and Lola are. Kelly is a very hands-on mom and can be strict at times, especially with Lola because of how beautiful she is, but she trusts her kids implicitly.”
Despite having Kelly, 48, and Mark, 47, as two of the most famous parents, the Consuelos kids apparently don’t consider themselves to be too relevant. “They aren’t your typical celebrity kids,” the insider added. “They are not spoiled kids. They are grounded, well-mannered, normal kids who don’t see themselves as celebrities because their parents have raised them as normal as possible.”
While many Hollywood parents don’t want their kids to follow in their famous footsteps, the blonde beauty and her handsome hubby allegedly don’t care what career their kids pursue as long as they’re happy. “Kelly and Mark often say that they are supportive of their children and don’t care either way if they want to go into the entertainment industry or not, however, if they do, they fully support it,” the source continued.
The insider noted that while Michael, Lola and Joquin pretty much have free reign of their future lives, there is one rule the kids must abide by. “It’s really important for their children to go to college, though,” the source dished. “So as long as they do that, they’re supportive of whatever it is they want to do.”
While Lola and Joquin are still too young, the couple’s oldest son Michael is already making his parents proud. Not only is currently studying at New York University, but Michael also appeared in his first cameo role on Riverdale this past November playing a younger version of Mark’s character Hiram Lodge on the popular series. So cool!