'I had no idea': Kelly Ripa stunned to find out son Michael featured in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue
Kelly Ripa sarcastically remarked, 'You would think he would tell us, so we could pick up a couple of copies for the grandparents'
CLEVELAND, OHIO: Kelly Ripa was pleasantly surprised to learn that Michael Consuelos made People's list of the sexiest men alive. During 'Live! with Kelly and Ryan' on Wednesday, November 9, Ripa, 52, was informed of the huge breakthrough, prompting her to exclaim in disbelief, "Are you kidding me!"
Ripa and her co-star at the live broadcast, Ryan Seacrest, were discussing the Chris Evans cover of the People's Sexist Man Alive issue during a part of the broadcast on Wednesday when the subject unexpectedly changed. Seacrest started out by describing how he had been reading the magazine when he came across the section on Gen Next. Kelly watched as he turned a further page, exposing a picture of her son Michael dressed in a green jacket with no shirt underneath. The 'All My Children' star instantly expressed disbelief and leaned closer to the image on the magazine as she couldn't believe what she was seeing. Seacrest exclaimed, "This is a Consuelos!" and added, "Michael is one of the sexiest people alive."
"Are you kidding me?" Ripa exclaimed, completely taken aback. She quickly put on her glasses before grabbing the magazine to take a closer look. "This kid!" She sarcastically remarked, "You would think he would tell us, so we could pick up a couple of copies for the grandparents."
A smaller flashback image of Kelly's husband, Mark Consuelos, was positioned in the upper right corner of the page next to Michael's raunchy image to demonstrate the similarity between father and son. Ripa held the page up to the camera and said, "It's funny, I forget that they look alike until I see photos of them like that. It's crazy."
Ripa then began reading aloud the brief content that was placed next to the image. She read, "Michael respects his father's work ethic," paused, and then humorously added, "Yeah, he worked one day last week." Ripa shares the 25-year-old son, Michael with her husband, Hollywood actor Mark. The couple is also the parents of Lola, 21, and Joaquin, 19.
Later, Ripa addressed her son in a brief message. "Michael Consuelos. I always considered you just a handsome, lovely fellow... conscientious, hard-working, diligent, respectful. I had no idea that you were considered... sexy," subtly emphasizing the word "sexy," she said.