If there’s one gift Instagram has given us, it’s intimate knowledge of our favorite celebrities’ children’s birthdays — and if we’re lucky, pictures of the whole famous family celebrating over the years. This weekend, we were given just that by power couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, in celebration of their son Michael turning 22. The best takeaway from our look at two decades of Ripa-Consuelos family fun? They’ve always been a tight-knit crew, and Michael is growing up to look just like his father.
Ripa’s post is truly the gift that keeps on giving, with a full slideshow set to music showing Michael slowly growing up. “Happy Birthday @michaelconsway ♥️ talented, handsome, smart, kind, and 22,” the caption reads. “You started this whole thing!” Pictures show Michael at all stages of life, from a baby in his parents’ arms to now, working on the set of Riverdale alongside his father. The video shows how much the family has stuck together over the years: there’s a shot of Ripa having finished a race alongside her son, and multiple shots of Michael accompanying his parents to red carpets or pictured with his siblings. Oh, and don’t miss the iconic father-son shot of baby Michael in a swimming pool with Mark.
Mark’s birthday offering to Michael was a series of pictures from an Australian photo booth in 2002, captioned: “Happy 22 to our #1..@michaelconsway..you’ve led the way…We love you. So proud of you.” The pictures feature the father-son duo grinning ear to ear — and even at age 5, it’s impossible not to see the resemblance. It’s lovely to see a celebrity couple so devoted to their children, and to see that Michael seems to have found his path following in Mark’s footsteps.