Kelly Ripa, 37, parent to Michael, 11, Lola, 7, and Joaquin, 5, has a full plate – but still manages to makes things look effortless. We know her as the bubbly co-host on Live with Regis & Kelly and she just launched a production company with her husband Mark Consuelos. Kelly opened up to Page Six Magazine about parenthood, marriage, her career and more.
On a typical day for Kelly: “My job is easy, people say, ‘How do you do it all?’ It’s not so difficult. It’s a little more challenging now that the kids are out of school for the summer.” [Her day starts at 6:30 a.m., when her kids wake her up, and after that she makes her way from her Soho home to work by 8 a.m. By 10, she’s done]. “My day is my own. It’s a great life,” she says. Well, her days are not entirely her own—when the kids are in school, Kelly picks up Joaquin and they have a snack while waiting for Lola to be dismissed from her classes, then it’s another half-hour before Michael gets out. After that, there’s a lot of shuffling back and forth to various activities—Lola has piano and ice-skating lessons, Michael has soccer—but Kelly insists, “I want to take my kids to their things. I want to see that.”
On husband Mark Consuelos helping out at home: “He’s very involved, I’d say we’re 50/50, more so than most couples.” His duties include dropping the kids off at school every day and helping with homework. “He’s good with consistency. He has far more patience than I have. If the kids look at me and say, ‘I don’t want to make my bed today, help me,’ I’ll help them. Whereas he’s like, ‘That’s your responsibility, your room, and you have to pick it up.’ ”
Find out if Kelly has help at home after the jump
On having help with the kids: “Oh yeah, of course!” she says. “Oh my god, you need it, especially with three kids. I am amazed that my mom never had a babysitter, ever. “I ask her, ‘How did you do it?’ and my mom says, ‘Well, in my day, we made it work.’ ” Not that Kelly has an army of nannies. It’s just one person pitching in every day, running errands like bringing a forgotten lunch to school. “I don’t expect anyone to do my parenting for me.”
Read the rest of the interview at Page Six Magazine
Source: Page Six