“She wanted to see, in particular, a ballet recital where she refused to dance and started yelling at me to put the camera away,” Ripa, 49, told co-host Ryan Seacrest. “Which is truly a classic, and one of the great cinematic moments of our family — where she just stopped and she’s dressed like a little bird and she’s like, ‘Put it away!’ ”
“And she just refuses to dance,” Ripa continued. “You see the camera go down. You can hear my mom laughing hysterically. And she’s like, ‘She’s just like you were.’ ”
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The trip down memory lane, which happened over college freshman Lola’s winter break from New York University, evoked some intense emotions for Ripa and Mark Consuelos, 48, her husband of 23 years.
“Mark was home and we were watching these movies together and he reached over and he grabbed my hand and he said, ‘We’ve really built a life together.’ And I got so emotional,” she shared. “When you cry in front of your kids, it terrifies them. They’re just not sure why. They were like, ‘Why are you crying? Are you okay?’ I was like, ‘No, these are tears of joy. These aren’t tears of anger or rage.’ ”
“He reached over and he just touched me with his hand on my hand and I just got very emotional,” Ripa said. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we’re going to be , sitting on the beach, sending pictures to the kids.”
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In the snapshot, posted to Ripa’s Instagram Story on New Year’s Day, she sat in front of Mark as they were flanked by their two boys and three other adults. Huge gold balloons spelling out “2020” floated behind the septet.
“About last night,” Ripa wrote on top of the image, adding an animated GIF that read, “2020 MOOD.”