Kelly Ripa started crying when talking about tension with her children during quarantine
By this point, we understand the importance of practicing social distancing and quarantining to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also, by this point, many of us are struggling with the difficult realities of these measures. That may mean loneliness, restlessness, anxiety, or, like Kelly Ripa, tension with the people you’re quarantined with—even (or maybe especially) if those people are your family. On the April 7th virtual episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa got choked up when she told her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, that she’s “not talking” to two of her children.
“I’m not going to lie, okay? I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’m currently not speaking to two of my three kids. I’m not talking to two of them,” Ripa told Seacrest.
Ripa is quarantined with her husband, Mark Consuelos, and their three children: Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17. Ripa also told Seacrest that she’s finding the lack of physical contact with her loved ones to be especially difficult.
Holding back tears, she said, “I haven’t gotten to hug my parents. I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents. And my kids, like, won’t hug me. And I’m like, ‘Guys, we’ve all been in lockdown together. We’re fine. You can give me a hug. It’s fine.’”
Entertainment Tonight captured Ripa’s candid moment in the video below.
Also in the show, Ripa talked about a few of the milestones and events her family has had to put on hold during the pandemic: her father’s surgery, her eldest son’s graduation from New York University, and the New York State Education Department’s Regents Exams, which her youngest son was preparing to take in June. Ripa acknowledged that “these are small problems considering that so many people are losing their loved ones and are very, very sick,” but they’re still taking their own emotional toll on her family.
Some other celebrities have opened up about their own tensions during quarantine.
Recently, Kristen Bell told Katie Couric that she and husband Dax Shepard have been “at each other’s throats” while quarantined with their two young daughters. “This is as physically close as we’ve been in a couple of days,” Bell said, jokingly but not. “Because we’ve just found each other revolting.”
So if you’re finding your beloved partner, children, or roommates revolting, stressful, or some combination of the two at the moment, you’re not alone.
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