Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s eldest son, Michael Consuelos, turned 26 on June 2, and his famous parents showed him some love on Instagram. “The Live With Kelly and Mark” hosts both posted throwback tributes in honor of Michael’s birthday. However, Ripa took things a step further by turning her photos into an emotional reel, complete with music.
Set to the tune of “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles, the reel celebrates Michael from the time he was a baby straight through to his teen years and young adulthood. Along the way, Ripa slipped in photos of her eldest with his little sister, Lola (21), and little brother, Joaquin (20), snaps from family vacations, and even a pic from his appearance on “Riverdale.”
“26 years ago he rocked our world and has been rockin it ever since! Happy birthday @michael.consuelos we love you,” Ripa captioned her post. Michael sent his mom some love for the touching tribute in the comments section. “Thanks for life, mom!❤️”
Meanwhile, Mark kept things simple when it came time to send his son some birthday love. The daytime talk show host posted a photo of a young Michael wearing jeans with his arms wrapped around his knees. “Happy 26th Birthday @michael.consuelos…we love you Michael!!!” he wrote.
The 26-year-old is following in his parents’ show-business footsteps. In addition to playing the younger version of his dad’s character on “Riverdale,” Michael has also appeared in the Lifetime movie “Let’s Get Physical.” As he continues to build his career, the up-and-coming actor also hopes to emulate his parents when it comes to being part of a loving relationship.
In a 2020 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he shared, “One hundred percent they’re relationship goals, and it’s weird because I’ve been with them the longest. Not a year after they were married, about a year, then I came into the picture. So we kind of grew up together, at least that’s how I see it. They’re great, not just in like a relationship sense, but they’re great role models. I try to conduct myself the way I think they would.”