Happy birthday, Lola Consuelos! Of Kelly Ripa’s many accomplishments — her amazing career, amazing personality, perfect hair, etc. — one aspect of her life stands out above the rest: her beautiful family. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know her husband Mark Consuelos and their kids Michael, Joaquin, and Lola through Ripa’s social media and anecdotes on Live with Kelly and Ryan — and honestly, we feel like we’re part of the family. Now that Ripa’s lookalike daughter Lola is turning 19, the girl we’ve watched grow up has transformed into an impressive young adult. And there’s a lot you might not know about Ripa and Consuelos’ only daughter.
While Lola’s made it clear that she has her own identity outside of her parents, she’s dabbled here and there in appearances on Live with Kelly and Ryan and Instagram Live videos. These appearances, above all else, show how close she is with mom Ripa. These two are more like sisters than mother and daughter, with Ripa even admitting she’s borrowed Lola’s clothes and makeup while they’re in quarantine together. Ripa and Lola are two peas in a pod, and it doesn’t hurt that Lola wants to follow her mom into entertainment.
With Lola now off to college across the country, Ripa and Consuelos’ daughter is all grown up and forging out on her own. She has big dreams, a few hidden talents, and tons of love for her family back home, and we have no doubts that the future is bright for this 19-year-old. Here are 13 things you may not know about Lola Consuelos.
A version of this story was originally published in August 2016.