Kelly Ripa keeps telling embarrassing stories about her teen daughter

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo like to throw their kids under the bus when they need an amusing anecdote or sound bite. Kelly’s practically made a career out of it. Oddly, the subject mainly seems to be her only daughter, Lola (Lola is the middle child, she has an older and younger brother). The latest “That Wacky Lola” story comes at the cost of Lola looking beautiful for her senior prom. Lola, who is 18, graduated from high school this year and while Kelly was on Jerry O’Connell’s chat show, the Jerry O’ Show, Jerry showed Lola’s prom photo (above). Only Kelly wanted to make sure that everyone saw Lola’s low neckline in the shot and then blamed Lola for having it altered behind her parents’ backs:

Now is this at prom or is this at graduation?

No, that’s prom. That’s the prom dress that we had made and then she had altered behind out backs. So that’s why the girls are fully on display. Everybody came down the stairs together – and I just mean Lola.

I don’t have any problem with the neckline, I think it keeps with the classic design of the gown. But going off that photo, I do think the dress was over-altered. Fabric-pulling aside, the color is gorgeous and Lola looks beautiful. Honestly, I’m not sure I would have noted Lola’s décolletage if Kelly hadn’t called attention to it. For those who haven’t watched the clip, the part I excerpted takes place right after Jerry and Kelly discuss the show Euphoria and wonder aloud if it’s a good representation of what high school is like today. The reason I mention that is because I asked I the same thing when I saw Euphoria. Like, should I be watching it like a PSA? So I wonder if Kelly was actually trying to come off as a more concerned parent with the lowcut dress comment. Probably not but the timing was coincidental.

Kelly and Jerry also discussed cell phones. CB covered Jerry and Rebecca Romijn’s no cell phone policy. Apparently, it was Kelly who told Jerry to hold off “as long as possible” because she said that as soon as the kids get cell phones, their grades will take a nose dive. Like CB, we did not have the grade problem with our kids. But, like Kelly said in the clip, we have another problem: they never answer them, text or voice, so what’s the point?




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  1. zotsioltar says:

    My mom used to overshare with out family growing up and that was bad enough… Cant imagine having her embarrass you on TV (Jerry O has a tv show???). Kelly Ripa needs to be careful, it made me and my sister hide stuff from our mom.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      I have to watch it w teen son vs my own need to humor vent. Growing up is just an hilarious topic, but NOT so funny to them right now. THEY can joke @ their own changing bodies but WE cannot.

  2. Kittycat says:

    One of the things I dislike about my mother is she loves to overshare.

    Now I tell her nothing.

    • Osito says:

      Same. With mine, I feel like it’s a distinct lack of boundaries that borders on narcissism. It’s been enraging and painful since early childhood for me, and the response is to keep things as surface-level as possible. I love her, and in some ways she’s the best, but she will never know anything that I wouldn’t want shared on a billboard.

  3. Mego says:

    Yep this behaviour might come back to bite her. I find it really disrespectful. Kelly’s that is, not Lola.

  4. CharliePenn says:

    I agree with posters above, she’s demolishing any chance that Lola will trust and confide in her.
    Is Kelly Ripa jealous of her daughter? Is that why she has to tell these dumb stories instead of taking the chance to say “yes look at my beautiful, smiling daughter, we are so proud of her” or something similar?

    Not good, Kelly. I tell my mom almost nothing because she exploits info and is unable to just be happy for me and my sisters. Lola can join the club of daughters with no trust in their mothers. Sadly.

    • original_kellybean says:

      I was wondering the same thing – is she jealous? – but I didn’t want to post it in case I was verbally attacked.

      • LMN says:

        You’re on to something, I don’t know if its jealousy, but it’s incredibly passive aggressive….talking about her daughter’s body publicly in this way? “The girls”? It’s not appropriate.

      • Lisa Larkey says:

        I thought the exact same thing. Kelly makes me cringe.

    • Emily says:

      Jealousy occurred to me, too.

    • VintageS says:

      I would say she is incredibly jealous of her daughter. I mean, look at the expression on Ripa’s face. Her daughter i’s young, gorgeous and very curvy. Everything that Ripa is not.

      I pity that girl with her for a mother.

  5. Seraphina says:

    First, I love that gray silver ball gown. It’s EVERYTHING!!!

    Second, I don’t see a problem with the comment if it was said amongst friends. This was on television. So yeah, poor Lola.

    Third, we took my 15 year old’s cellphone away when his grades dropped and like a miracle, they improved. So no more cell

    • Turtledove says:

      “Second, I don’t see a problem with the comment if it was said amongst friends. This was on television. So yeah, poor Lola.”

      Exactly Seraphina. If my mom had said something like that to her girl friends when they were out having dinner, no biggie. But on TV??? No!

  6. damejudi says:

    I don’t know, she just seems like the kind of mom who will tell her daughter (oh so helpfully) “You have such a pretty face, if you would just lose 10 pounds.”

    Lola is beautiful, and deserves her privacy.

  7. Joanna says:

    I have big boobs like Lola. If I wear a low cut top, men stare and women give me dirty looks. I feel sorry for Lola. I saw comments about her prom outfit, a guy commented she acts older than her age. In other words, calling her easy. Dressing sexy doesn’t mean you’re easy. Otoh, I’ve known women who dress modestly and are big time cheaters. I hate how women are judged on how they are dressed and deemed unworthy of nice treatment if they are not dressed modestly.

  8. HelloSunshine says:

    I say this every time a Ripa story comes up but she’s just awful to her daughter. Where are the embarrassing stories about her sons? She doesn’t tell any because she’s a massive jerk who is clearly jealous of her daughter. To anyone who thinks these stories are harmless and cute, you’re wrong. Just flat out wrong. Her daughter has already called her out for this kind of behavior before and it seems like it made her double down instead of listening to her child.

    • damejudi says:

      I agree. There seems to be some passive aggressive behavior coming from Ripa. I feel sorry for her daughter.

    • Jax says:

      Exactly. Her daughter basically says stop and her mother is like I’m gonna do what I want. Nope, no passive aggression or jealousy to see here folks.

    • Chaine says:

      ITA. She is jealous and these little digs in national TV express that.

    • Eliza says:

      It seemed to be the “IT” style this year. Low cut v-neck and high slit on mermaid too tight satin gown. Seinfeld’s daughter had the same style too. I’m a boobs or leg person, but if all the girls were in this look she blended in, what’s the big deal? She’s 18, not 12.

    • VintageS says:

      I agree 100%. I’ve never liked Kelly Ripa, but she is the nastiest attention grabber.

  9. Naomipaige99 says:

    Just think how many stories Lola will have to share when her mom gets older, and starts wearing a diaper! 🙂

  10. Lizzie says:

    my mom used to do shit to purposefully embarrass me all the time b/c she liked to get a laugh out of my friends. if i got upset i was just being a wet blanket. it made me feel terrible at the time and i still remember it. my SIL does it to her girls too. It is all for the same reason – wanting to fit in and get attention from a daughter you’re kind of jealous of. it seems like a natural thing that could happen and it isn’t the worst parenting mistake but – it still sucks.

    i make a point not to do it to my daughter and i will stop my husband if i think he teases her too much b/c i just hate it.

    • A says:

      I’ll bet that your mom and your SIL would get incredibly upset, in turn, if you or your nieces decided to do the same to them, and made fun of them in return. It’s all fun and games when they’re dishing it, but if they had to take it, they can’t do that at all.

  11. Enn says:

    I’m showing my age, but my mother would have sent me back upstairs and told me to change or stay home if I had taken it upon myself to alter a dress that she paid for behind her back. And there would have been consequences for being sneaky.

    • bima says:

      I get what you mean, but what would that have accomplished ? To me the message at that age would have been okay so I need to get better at hiding things so I can make my own choices. Altering the dress without telling her parents probably wasn’t the coolest but sounds like what one might expect from an older teen. Hey, I didnt think this was cool because of so and so, next time come to us and we’ll work something out. For something this minor better to get used to having conversations and setting reasonable expectations rather than leading with punishments . Soon they won’t really have to ask you for anything and by then your input might hold less weight…Again this story is weird because she’s 18…

      • Enn says:

        Well, as a single mom she kept a tight rein, so it would have accomplished delivery of the message “you don’t go behind my back and if you want to act grown, you need to pay your own way.”

        She was a hard ass who subscribed to the “my house, my rules” method of parenting and we knew what lines not to cross. She was also very loving and we couldn’t have asked for a better mother.

      • Turtledove says:

        “I get what you mean, but what would that have accomplished ?”

        Agreed. Also, I am not sure what the definition of “altered behind their backs” means. Like, did Kelly approve a design that came up to her chin and the daughter sneakily brought the finished product somewhere to be re-cut? They were working on a custom design, so I bet several fittings were required, perhaps the daughter went to those on her own and make changes with the designer in a much less sinister way? Also, she is 18, not 14…the amount of boob she is showing is in no way shocking, and as a chesty person myself, once you get past a certain cup size, even a little skin does look like a lot. (And if you go the opposite route, and completely cover up…it can look matronly and that is not a look the typical 18 year old is going for) Her mom’s grey and black ball gown is gorgeous, and cut a LOT lower, but Kelly is super petite…so….

      • A says:

        @Turtledove, my guess is that she probably got the bust to be a little lower than what they decided it would be. I mean, frankly, I doubt anyone would have thought twice about it until Kelly decided to bring up the issue. I thought the dress was low cut, but it was tasteful nevertheless, and I really liked it. The alteration worked for Lola, and she looked great in it.

    • skeptical says:

      Yeah. My mother might had done similar and what It accomplished was to make me feel unworthy of my personal agency, bad for enjoying my body and my clothes. That’s how she felt about herself too. I’m not going to do that to another woman whether she’s related to me or not.

    • A says:

      How do we know that her daughter didn’t pay for the dress herself, or at least for the alterations? Maybe she brought Kelly along just for a second opinion, because it’s nice to have your mother along when you’re dress shopping. I knew plenty of people in high school who paid for their own dresses and make up and whatever else. That could very well be the case here.

      At any rate, regardless of who pays for what, shaming your daughter on a public stage is a bad look, and in no way an adequate punishment for the perceived slight. If Kelly is feeling annoyed because she shelled out for the dress and her daughter got it changed without consultation, then the proper response to that is to tell her daughter that she expects to be reimbursed for the payment at some point. If you’re going to go on a public talk show and discuss your daughter’s breasts in this way, then you’re going about this parenting business in the wrong way, or the issue is something else entirely.

  12. Citresse says:

    This woman was promising at the beginning ie: in 2001 I attended a Live show….she was amusing and down to earth. Over the years success went to her head (like so many others) and now she’s just so insufferable. I stopped watching Live a long time ago, and even then, it was only the first 5 or 10 min to check out what Regis had to say.

    • Naomipaige99 says:


    • Spicecake38 says:

      Oh yeeesss this so much,I pay Kelly no attention anymore and haven’t in a long time,but now and then I see/hear something like this and she’s just so obnoxious.
      Her daughter looks beautiful,and maybe had the dress altered to a lower neckline because she’s larger busted and the lower cut gave her more…breathing room?

  13. ChooCHooo says:

    My theory is that Lola is very shapely in a way that Ripa doesn’t like. I’ve noticed shapely girls get so much disproportionate hate from their moms. I have never received the hate my more voluptuous friends get! It wasn’t that they were even remotely fat but their moms/ mother in laws often called them fat. And even when they would loose weight they were still “fat”. Their moms/MIL go out of their way to embarrass them publicly.

    I just never received that….. but I have a ruler body.

    • matahari33 says:

      That is so true, my mom has made many comments about my choice to wear underwire or a padded bra despite having my naturally large boobs. She would make constant comments, “I’m so glad I don’t have big boobs”, and I was shamed when I chose to show off my curvy body. My very slender sister never got those comments. Even my sister said, “I feel like mom doesn’t like your boobs”. Was my sexuality frightening to her or something?

      • horseandhound says:

        probably it was. moms often unconsciously compete with their daughters and fathers with their sons. and that’s why people have to go to therapy later in life.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I look just like my biological mother who left before I could remember,she and my dad were young parents,he got custody and his parents raised me from about six months.My grandma is the only mother I’ve ever known,she loved/loves me,but I heard from her all the time about how I was in love with myself,showed off my body in bad ways,I was fat or too skinny,(depending on the time)It took me forever to realize she was jealous and it was a double whammy-jealous of me and of the fact that I looked like my real mom.

      • Joanna says:

        I think even moms can be envious of their daughters. It sounds to me like she was. Women and men will often do a double take when I wear even a slightly low cut top. I have 36DDs. Just like I’m envious of women w long, perfect legs, I think some might be jealous of our breast size. But I feel like women with big breasts get shamed more for wearing a low cut top than women do for wearing short shorts. I get shamed for showing off my breasts in the form of dirty looks from women. I was lucky in that my mom never tried to compete with me. I see so many women trying to keep up w their daughters, it’s sad.

  14. BayTampaBay says:

    With respect to her children, Kelly Ripa is not doing anything that Kathy Lee Gifford hasn’t done many moons ago.

  15. Mellie says:

    I have three girls and when they have asked me to shut my trap, I shut my trap because I’m a mom first and that’s what I think she’s forgetting. Poor Lola is going to find another mother figure if she doesn’t stop it. Teenage girls are sometimes a bit more sensitive than most, she needs to quit trying to get laughs and start working on trust issues!

  16. Emily says:

    Kelly Ripa loves to “clap back” anytime anyone mentions her bikini body and what she should/shouldn’t wear or her age, which I agree they shouldn’t be doing. But she should also keep her comments about her daughter’s body to herself.

    • VintageS says:

      She should, but she won’t. She’s a classic passive/aggressive narcissist. If you comment on their negative comments, all you’ll get is “I was just kidding” or “YOU are too sensitive”. Can not stand Kelly Ripa at all.

  17. Sparkly says:

    Seems to me like they’re wearing pretty much the same neckline. Lola can’t help it that hers fills out, and I’m tired of anyone (but especially women!) shaming women and young ladies for daring to dress their bodies how they want simply because they have more of it in places.

    • nb says:

      Exactly! I have a large chest too. In high school I would wear the same trendy clothes the other girls wore but I was pulled aside by my Home Ec teacher and told I was dressing too ‘provocative’. I was wearing a tank top with a cardigan over it and when I bent over to work on my sewing project I guess she noticed guys in class staring down my shirt and my female classmates giving me dirty looks while I was oblivious to it. 5 other girls were dressed the same way but since they didn’t have the chest I did they didn’t get pulled aside. I’m 34 now and I never show off my chest or wear low cut clothing after years of dealing with crap like that. Luckily I have a very supportive mother who always was there for me and never made me feel awkward or bad about my body – if only Kelly would do the same for Lola, instead of publicly shaming her like this.

      • Kitten says:

        This is a very real and very common experience for young women who develop early and I would imagine it wouldn’t change too much when they’re adults.

        It’s super effed up that girls get sexualized for their natural development; something that is completely out of their control.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Boys were looking at you because it’s natural,and the teacher was way out of line.When I was very fit in my early thirties this woman came up to me at the gym-she worked there.She said from then on I couldn’t wear what I had on -tank +yoga pants .I asked why??She said they were changing a lot of dress code rules,and I swear she actually said the reason was that a lot of women were complaining that their husbands were gawking at the younger women who were in a little less clothing.I was never so shocked 😳 This was not my fault I suggested the men should be spoken to,not the women…

  18. Apalapa says:

    Poor Lola. She looks cute. If Lola was in a pilgrim dress Kelly would probably have told her ankles were too sexy. Lola’s body is not the problem, it is the way the world sexualizes cis girls. Guaranteed no one would bat an eye at a cis teen boy wearing super tight pants or a low cut shirt. It is misogyny.

  19. ME says:

    Sorry but if I buy my kid a phone and pay the monthly bill, that damn kid better answer a call/text of mine or that phone is being taken away for good ! I personally think a kid should only get a phone when they are old enough to work and pay for it themselves.

  20. Marianne says:

    Kelly’s probably just jealous that she has none to display.

  21. Mego says:

    I am proud of my beautiful daughter (inside and out) and cannot imagine ever being jealous of her. I get vibes that is the case with Kelly and Lola. Narcissistic mothers are commonly jealous of their daughters.

  22. Hildog says:

    Wow! Her daughter is stunning! It’s so odd that Kelley is super flat chested and thin and her daughter is so very voluptuous. That’s crazy!!

  23. skeptical says:

    Kelly is shallow and repetitive? Who knew?

  24. A says:

    Yeah, this veers slightly off into the territory of body shaming for me. Like, there are a lot of different ways to make teens feel ashamed of themselves, especially teenage girls, and this is one of them. I don’t know what’s with Kelly Ripa, but she picks on her daughter a lot, even after having been asked to stop, and as others have said, that’s probably not a good idea if she wants a healthy relationship with her daughter.

    As for Euphoria–no, it’s not an accurate representation of high school or teenage life. It’s not accurate because the creators, writers, and producers of that TV show are adults. They could be relatively young in their adulthood, but still, they’re adults, which means that they’re incredibly removed from the experience of being a teenager in high school. There has never been a single, accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a teenager on television, just a series of sensationalized, almost voyeuristic, wishful notions of what people think being a teenager in high school is like. Then again, the normal teenage experience of being perpetually stressed out about your future, doing homework all of the time, playing video games, and sharing incomprehensible memes probably doesn’t make for very arresting television in the hands of adults.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      “There has never been a single, accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a teenager on television…”
      I respectfully disagree. I was in high school when My So Called Life originally aired and that show nailed it.

  25. JoJo says:

    Kelly always praises Lola for being so intelligent,she constantly says she is not only book smart but street smart.It’s interesting to me how people ignore all the comments she has made about the boys basically calling them not very bright through the years.
    She says positive and embarrassing things about all her kids but of course her relationship with her daughter is dynamic because they are a lot a like with strong personalities.

  26. Liz says:

    I disagree with most of you. In this case, this is too much. You will only attract a certain kind of guy when you purposely display skin in a sexual manner. She’s young, she’ll learn the downfalls eventually.

    • Joanna says:

      Oh my God! It’s not her fault sleazy men/boys are disrespectful! Teach boys to act appropriately. As in, treating all women w respect. It’s not Lola’s fault some boy’s parents didn’t raise him right.

    • India Rose says:

      5 a.m. Friday morning. Thursday night. Far from sleep. I’m still up and driving. Can’t go home. Obviously. So I’ll just change direction, cause they’ll soon know where I live.

      And I want to live.

      It’s me. And a gun. And a man on my back. And I sang holy, holy as he buttoned down his pants…

      Yes, I wore a slinky red thing. Does that mean I should spread? For you? Your friends? Your father?

      There’s me. And a gun. And a man on my back. But I haven’t seen Barbados, so I must get out of this.

      And I know what this means. Me and Jesus used to hang a few years back. And he said, “It’s your choice babe. Just remember: I don’t think you’ll be back in three days time, so you choose well.”

      Tell me what’s right? Is it my right to be on my stomach in Fred’s Seville? Where it’s me. And a gun. And a man on my back. But I haven’t seen Barbados, so I must get out of this.

      No, I haven’t seen Barbados,
      so I must get out of this.

      — Tori Amos

      For all the women who’ve been told that what they wore was too provocative and they deserved what they wrought. F that.

    • Angel says:

      Liz, you must not have seen the display of what people were wearing when they were raped. I suggest that you web search for it and take a long, hard look.

      “The What Were You Wearing? survivor art installation features stories of sexual violence, all of them shared by students, faculty and staff of Ohio University and members of the surrounding communities. Accompanying each story is a display of clothing, gathered by event supervisors, that closely mirrors the outfit worn by the victim during the assault.

      “One of the things that we wanted to do was to create an opportunity for our constituents to provide their experience and stories,” said Dr. M. Geneva Murray, director of the Ohio University Women’s Center. “So we collected, starting in March, 42 descriptions from local survivors. It’s all of their experiences represented, so this is the first time these stories have been shown here at Ohio University.”

      During the gallery opening on Thursday, Ohio University’s President Nellis spoke on the importance of combating sexual violence. He challenged listeners to speak out against victim-blaming and to challenge harmful questions such as, “What were you wearing?””

    • GMonkey says:

      Liz Cheney, that you?