We feel really old. Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos’ son Joaquin is already in high school. Yes, you heard that correctly — high school! And he’s really handsome, might we add!
The Live With Kelly and Ryan star took to Instagram on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to share a photo of her 14-year-old on his first day, and fans went crazy over how grown up and adorable the boy is! Watch the video below to see the new photo Kelly shared of Joaquin!
The boy has come a long way since his early school days. A few months ago, his mom Kelly told a funny story about when he brought a crazy inappropriate item to school on accident! Apparently, when it was Joaquin’s turn to bring in a book for the teacher to read to the class, he brought in a story about a stripper pole thanks to Stephen Colbert’s chidren’s book, I Am A Pole (And So Can You!).
After Joaquin brought the book home and sadly told Kelly the teacher wouldn’t finish reading it out loud, the teacher said to Kelly, “I’m not sure if you had read this first.'” She added, “‘It’s a really funny book. I really tried to stick with it. But at a certain point, certain things aren’t appropriate for nine-year-olds.'” Too funny!
And Kelly will never forget the moment. “This is still the greatest school memory we have,” she confessed during The Late Show. “Nowadays, parents are so careful and they’re so good at parenting and I became that mom.”
Kelly and Mark — who wed in a Las Vegas ceremony in 1996 — are also parents to Joaquin’s older siblings, Michael, 20, and Lola, 16. Hopefully Joaquin’s high school years are filled with many more funny memories!