“He hates paying his own rent”: Kelly Ripa Wants Son to Experience The Struggle By Living on His Own Before Tapping into Her $120M Fortune

Kelly Ripa is one of the most adored media personalities in the Hollywood industry due to her work in Live! After working for over two decades, she has established herself as one of the influential personalities in the media industry. She is more like an open book who has given many details about her personal and professional life whether it be on TV or in her memoir.

Kelly Ripa
American TV Celebrity, Kelly Ripa

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Now that she has climbed to the top, she wants her kids to experience the challenges and hurdles that would give them experience and motivation to move forward. This is why she wanted her oldest kid to experience the same in the real world.

Kelly Ripa’s Oldest Son Michael Joseph Consuelos Lived on His Own!

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with son Michael Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos with son Michael Consuelos

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Back in 2019, 52-year-old actress, Kelly Ripa made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and opened up about the lifestyle her oldest kid, Michael Consuelos experienced after moving out from their Upper East Side townhouse.

As per the author, the oldest of three had then- recently moved to live in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Hope & Faith star revealed that her son was not much of a fan of paying his rent on his own.

“He hates paying his own rent, and he is chronically poor. I don’t think he ever really experienced extreme poverty like now.”

However, given his living conditions, she claimed that he surely would be enjoying the freedom one often long for as an individual.

Kelly Ripa Wants Her Son to Understand The Privilege They’re Getting from Their Parent’s Fortune

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Kelly Ripa with her husband, Mark Consuelos, and kids

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The Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories author was not privileged enough to get the luxury her kids are receiving now which is why she wants them to be aware of it and experience the real world before getting their hands on the fortune their parents have accumulated till now.

Ripa eloped with Mark Consuelos in 1996 and shares three children with Michael being the oldest, Lola Grace, and Joaquin Antonio being the youngest of three. The pair are successful stars in the industry whether it be in their personal or professional life.

In the interview, she revealed that her oldest son now appreciates money of even $20 which her kids ignored “for years” when their grandparents used to gift them on Halloween. The 25-year-old young star has already kicked off his acting career and is known for his role in Riverdale.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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