Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos’ daughter was mortified to walk in on them getting busy

Kelly Ripa has a way of multiplying her daughter’s embarrassment by talking about it. A couple of years ago, she told the story on her show of how her daughter, then 16, asked her to delete an Instagram photo of her as a child. That’s her teen daughter’s prerogative and is completely understandable. It’s also something Kelly made so much worse by showing the photo on television. Something similar happened recently. Kelly and her husband, Mark Consuelos, told the story of how their daughter, Lola, opened the door on their bedroom when they were getting busy. It was Father’s Day and also just happened to be Lola’s 18th birthday. Lola was of course embarrassed and she yelled that her parents ruined her birthday. Mark and Kelly told this story on Live With Kelly and Ryan.

“We started her day off pretty bad yesterday,” dad Mark Consuelos admitted on Monday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

“She knocked on our door, our bedroom door,” he added, with a face cluing the audience in that his daughter had interrupted an intimate moment. Kelly Ripa, however, disputed that there had been any knocking.

“Well, she opened the door, is what happened, and… it was late morning, and it was Father’s Day,” Consuelos said smiling, as his wife shook her head.

“I’m gonna be honest,” she said. “I was not in the mood. There was a house full of people.”

“You weren’t in the mood, I could tell,” her husband observed. “You were going through the motions.”

“I had my in-laws in the kitchen. I know they were hungry,” she reasoned. “I know there’s, like, a house full of people. Anytime there’s other people in the house, I’m not really… relaxed, and he was like, ‘But, it’s Father’s Day.’ ”

“She shuts the door and you hear, ‘You just ruined my birthday! And my life! And I used to see in color, and now everything is gray,’” Ripa recalled.

Then, at what the talk show host described as an “awkward brunch,” Ripa said, “We’re eating, we’re like, ‘This is delicious, that’s delicious,’ and (Lola’s) like this, she goes, ‘You’re disgusting.’ ”

“She goes, ‘You guys have no chill. You act like you’re 20, but you’re not,’ ” Consuelos said.

[From USA Today]

It was inventive of Lola to say that everything was gray afterwards, like her life was forever robbed of joy. These two remind me of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, except they’re not trying to shield their kids’ identities. Their kids annoy them and they’ll tell us about it. I get that’s it’s ridiculous dealing with teenagers. They’re self absorbed and entitled and don’t think it’s cool for anyone over 20 to have sex. Kelly and Mark are surely making it so much worse by telling this story, but I get it. Lola was out of line and it was funny. I just wonder how she’s taking this now that it’s public.

Here’s the video of them telling this story:

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    Honestly the more annoying part is where Mark says Kelly was not into having sex at all but he insisted and she gave in even though she didn’t want to — that hit home for me, the way we are socialised to view men’s sexual “needs” as more important than what we want.

    • elimaeby says:

      Right? And the fact that he admits he knew she wasn’t into it? That was gross to me. Like, leave her alone then, jerk!

      • Original T.C. says:

        Well they have been married for a long time. Sometimes one is more in the mood than the other so you work on getting your partner in the mood. From Kelly’s retelling, she may not have been originally but sounds like she was an equal partner by the time Lola walked in since she makes it sound like she was on top…

    • Darla says:



      • Ctgirl says:

        Everyone who has been in a long term relationship knows that each person some times says yes even when they start out as not that into it at that moment because they love the other person. It’s a grownup response to the fact that not everyone is totally in sync with their partner all the time. I’m took the “but it’s Father’s Day” as a joke. Kelly seems fine with what happened. Everyone just calm down.

    • Rapunzel says:

      And using “it’s Father’s Day” as a pressure tactic. Yuck!

    • Jess says:

      I came to say the same, I feel disgusted by him now. He knew his wife wasn’t into it and she was uncomfortable because so many people were in their house, and he fkng guilts her by saying it’s Father’s Day?!? What a shameful thing to do. I legit feel sick to my stomach, and so many men do this bullshit since women are taught to please our men so they don’t go off and cheat!

    • MrsBanjo says:

      That is what stuck out the most about this. She didn’t want to do it, and because he did and it was Father’s Day, he guilted her into it. He’s an entitled douche.

    • detritus says:

      Yikes. As other commenters pointed out it’s the obligation sex that’s deeply disturbing here. If i was then I’d be more concerned I’m teaching my daughter her needs are subservient to her husbands. Mark has always seemed borderline abusive to me. This doesn’t change my mind one bit.

    • Chrissyms says:

      She didn’t really say he insisted. That is not how i read it

    • Sue Denim says:

      I have a bad feeling about this household too, like only a man’s needs and feelings (whether father for sex or son for privacy) matter, while the women (mother and daughter) are shamed into complying, gaslit into believing they’re the crazy ones, like Kelly not wanting to have sex w her husband w a house full of people for exactly the reason she feared — that her privacy was not secure in a vulnerable moment, or like her daughter being embarrassed by it. There’s also a sense of Kelly competing w rather than supporting her daughter that feels mean, and worse, like conditioning, shaming her for her feelings… It also feels like way too much info, like what are they trying to prove by sharing this, that they have sex? Go Marc? Go Kelly? Poor daughter, prob poor Kelly too…

  2. HelloSunshine says:

    Does she ever tell stories like this embarrassing her sons? Idk, I feel like she targets the daughter for some reason. I only ever hear stuff about her kids when she’s telling stories about her daughter

    • lisa says:

      Her older son asked her and him to not talk about him. She doesn’t but the daughter asked the same and she still does it. And I agree there is some mother/daughter angst there. And Kelly loves to embarrass her daughter at every turn.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I don’t watch this program, but I find it very sad that she makes an effort to hurt her daughter, especially on national television.

    • Jerusha says:

      She once said they gave their daughter a name that guaranteed she’d be a stripper or pop out of birthday cakes. Not sure why that is. My chihuahua is named Lola and she’s a bossy little diva.

    • VintageS says:

      Her daughter is gorgeous and voluptuous. Everything KR is not.

      • original_kellybean says:

        She is gorgeous.

      • Molly says:

        I hope mother and daughter make it though life as happy, healthy, balanced adults with a solid and loving relationship.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        She has the figure Kelly had before she started starving herself. All cute kids. Too bad they have these narcissistic jackasses for parents. At least they are rich! That probably helps a bit.

    • Original T.C. says:

      I too feel like she has this passive aggressive need to embarrass her daughter at every turn. Like she’s a friendemy. It’s disturbing. It also makes me curious if Kelly has any awareness that it comes off weird to be married to a Latino yet be disparaging of your daughter who has more stereotypical lush and beautiful Latina features?

  3. Sayrah says:

    Two of our kids walked in on us at different times. They were both under 6 when it happened so hopefully there’s no ptsd. We lock our door now.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Our (then) 19 year old daughter walked in on us two years ago on vacation. She has knocked ever since.

    • PlainJane says:

      Story from a friend (no, really) – she and the hubby were home alone when things heated up. At some point during their romantic moments, their 18 y.o. son came home, but they were unaware. After they were done, my friend walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water. Her son was sitting there, and said, “So, how was the interC0ur$e?”

  4. Cait says:

    Ugh TMI

  5. Citresse says:

    Joaquin looks like a hustler.

  6. Aang says:

    TMI. The poor kid.

  7. Harla says:

    Oh wow, that brings back memories of my kids as teenagers and an unlocked door. I’ve never seen my husband move so fast, LOL!

  8. Case says:

    I’ve backed off of watching this show because it bothers me how much Kelly shares about her children’s lives, particularly embarrassing things. It’s not like they’re toddlers and she wants to talk about them. They’re teenagers and adults!

  9. Sunnee says:

    My kids barged in on us having sex early on Sunday morning, but I don’t feel a shred of embarrassment. We locked the two doors and because they wanted breakfast they went out on the deck, climbed into the detached garage, jumped onto the enclosed balcony and came through that door. Like RIPA’s daughter, they also accused us of acting like we were young because we should not even be having sex. I guesss they conveniently forget that we must know how to have had sex since we had the five of them.
    I’m not always in the mood when he is but I can get in the mood after a bit. AND. sometimes he’s not in the mood but I am and after a little persuasion he gets in the mood.
    Married for 25 years we make the effort when to connect when we can. It’s not only about me pleasing him but him pleasing me as well.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I agree. Married 24 years, there’s give and take.

    • PlainJane says:

      In a long, long, long term relationship as well, and I agree with these sentiments.

    • Jaded says:

      Agree – there are times when I may not feel sexy but I still love Mr. Jaded to bits and enjoy it despite not being all randy. Then I woke him up in the middle of the night a while back and he went along with it. Give and take is what it’s all about.

  10. VintageS says:

    “They’re self absorbed and entitled…” You’re talking about Kelly, right. There’s something called a lock, use it.

    Can’t stand KR. If the shoe were on the other foot, she’d calm down on her daughter talking about her.

  11. Andy says:

    I have a super weird, speculative theory on Kelly… remember that she and Jessica Seinfeld had a mysterious falling out a few years ago? For some reason post fall out, Kelly seems to be obsessed with fawning over her man and talking up their physical relationship, and to me, it reeks of that special type of humblebragging designed to irk and over compensate… Call me crazy, I know its a stretch, but…

    • Lolamd says:

      What wait? Jessica Seinfeld and Kelly Ripa had a falling out? There are no details on this?

      • Andy says:

        it was on a lot of blind gossip sites a couple of years ago, and the only real confirmation of it is that they used to be all over each other for awhile on social media, took family vacations, and posted pics etc. Now they don’t even follow each other…

  12. Cupcake says:

    This is just not a story that any of us need to know. Narcissism is so gross.

  13. Whatever gurl says:

    Didn’t Kelly also have a huge falling out with Howard & Beth Stern? They used to be very tight and then Howard went off on her.

  14. ab says:

    Apparently alone on this island but I thought the story was hilarious the way they told it, and I laughed. I remember walking in on my dad and his girlfriend at the time when I was a teenager and was similarly dramatic about it, lol.

    • Molly says:

      I’ve watched the video several times and laughed hard each time. Kelly+Mark make a great story-telling team.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      I admit, I’m sitting here in the kitchen, drinking my coffee, and I’m choking and laughing out loud. It was funny in print, but to *see and hear* it, with their facial expressions… it’s FUNNY!

      And yes, partners *do* cajole each other to have sex. Not everyone is “in the mood” at the same time, and sometimes a bit of sweet talk etc. will do it. There is a BIG difference between a loving partner (esp. one of many years) and a jerk of a guy on a power trip trying to get his partner to have sex.

      • ab says:

        Right? My husband and I are rarely in the mood at the same time, but after almost 20 years together he knows the difference between a hard no and a not-feeling-it-but-convince-me. It’s a totally different dynamic than if it’s an early relationship or just dating and they are pressuring you into something you don’t want to do.

      • minx says:

        I’ve been married 40 years and yes, I have certainly gone through the motions from time to time. No one coerced me into it. I don’t believe there are many long-married people who haven’t gone through the motions.

    • Tootsie45 says:

      I thought it was hysterical. Even the bit about “I KNEW IT! I KNEW YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS!” To me it’s just a little bit of over-dramatization to make a funny story.

      I also agree there’s a HUGE difference between one partner being totally emotionally absent and the other not caring, and the slightly bratty to-ing and fro-ing that happens in relationships. I broke up with a guy once (in part because) he felt that he shouldn’t ever have to TRY to be in the mood, it was just when our stars of randiness magically aligned. That’s not a relationship!

  15. Steph says:

    Why even put this story out there? I would think all three kids would be mortified to see their parents talk about this on a morning show, not just Lola.

  16. Des says:

    Lola has got to be used to it by now because Kelly talks about all this stuff all the time. There’s a lot of airtime to be filled.

  17. minx says:

    I’m no prude but I don’t see why they had to share this story.

  18. perplexed says:

    I don’t know why they told the story publicly, but I did laugh when I watched the clip. The timing was funny in how they told the story. Maybe Lola’s description of the world going grey was hilarious to me.

    Yeah, it’s TMI, but I do think they’re more entertaining than Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell. I was a little torn. The story is a weird one to tell on television, but the re-telling of it was extremely funny to me (like when Lola tells her mom “You’re disgusting”! with the hands).

    I feel the kids might be okay with them telling stories though. I figure they would have rebelled a long time ago if they really thought their parents were that annoying. And they’re both telling the story, not just Kelly, so….if she told it by herself it might not have been as funny, but their banter made it amusing.

    I am a little amazed by their success. They both come from fairly ordinary backgrounds and are now filthy rich. And you can tell they sort of remember what it was like to be ordinary while their kids have grown up with a lot of privilege. They also gave birth to good-looking kids. I keep waiting for the truth to come out that everythibg about them has been a ruse this whole time (like with Aunt Becky or whoever) but for now I’m slightly impressed by the life they’ve created without being born with the connections that someone like Gwyneth Paltrow or Kate Hudson has. And also staying married. It’s kind of rare.

  19. DS9 says:

    I really haven’t heard anything intensely personal or private shared about the kids.

    The honest truth is that this sharing is a large part of what’s given these kids the life they’ve had. So, meh

  20. A says:

    This is a funny story and I’m sure this happens to a lot of couples with somewhat grown kids…but I’ve always been put off by Kelly Ripa ever since she refused to take down that photo of her daughter on Instagram. If your kid asks you do to something because your actions have been hurtful, why would you say no and just double down? Even if you disagree and don’t think it’s a big deal, it’s a prick move. It’s dismissive, and I doubt it’s the first time she’s treated her daughter in this way.

    Also, as for her being coaxed into sex–yeah, a lot of long term couples aren’t always in the mood at the same time, and can be convinced so to speak. But we only ever seem to hear about men who are constantly in the mood for sex, and women who always have to be convinced, but 1) once they are, they’re fine with it and 2) they CAN be convinced. There’s a broader cultural context here that’s super icky for a lot of folks, that’s all, and it’s not really personal to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, or literally anyone else in a long term marriage.

  21. MamaT says:

    Eh, married 20, together 25…father’s day and birthdays are a given pretty much regardless of if I’m in the mood or not, as is Mother’s day and my birthday for me. 25 years….there’s give and take…it’s not being guilted into doing it; it’s…you know….long term relationship stuff.

    truth be told though, the last couple of years, I’m more likely to want house chores done than getting dirty LOL. Ooh baby….empty that dishwasher….mop that floor like you mean it!! Yes, Yes…change the toilet paper roll…change it..change i…no not like that dammit…you know I like it under not over….why don’t you ever listen to me?

    As for embarrassing their kids? yeah, I stopped on all social media when one requested it. The other one doesn’t care so she gets some things joked about but nothing serious or too embarrassing.

  22. S says:

    I felt like the story was waaayyy too TMI when I read it, and I still wouldn’t tell such a thing on national TV, but the video version is much lighter and funnier, and clearly a story told for laughs by a long-term couple that love each other, and their kids. I found it mostly endearing, and the sort of tale we might tell about our kiddos that would, yes, mortify them, but also emphasize that they’re loved, and we love each other as parents, too. (Again, telling to a group of close friends, not on national TV.)

    And baffled by people that think a married couple joking about sex reveals some problem in the relationship, or abusive behavior. I’ve been married for 15 years, if we only had sex when both of us were fully, 100% “in the mood” from minute one, our times together would be limited to vacations and infrequent date nights. It’s pretty normal to make jokes like, ‘C’mon it’s my birthday’ or ‘Best 3 minutes of my life, dear’ … At least in our house. Now, a husband should never be overriding a women’s no, or taking cajoling into demands, but I’ve never once been offended by my husband being like, ‘C’mon, I’ll even empty the dishwasher afterwards’ or ‘But, it’s my half-birthday tomorrow’ … Two actual come-ons that have worked on me in the last six months.

    I also think that a husband being like, ‘I could tell you weren’t fully into it, but I wasn’t going to call you out,’ is also him just not being a jerk. Like, he knew she was making the effort on his behalf, and he wasn’t going to get all pouty and make a stink about her not setting the world on fire.