Such a happy group! Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos were spotted strolling in their SoHo neighborhood with their three kids – Michael, 13 next month, Lola, 9 next month, and Joaquin, 7 – in New York City on Sunday (May 23). The happy family-of-five hugged, smiled and waved at the paparazzi.
Kelly opened up about keeping the flame alive in their 13-year marriage.
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Initially, we would never leave the kids alone with a babysitter. But then Mark would say, ‘We are going out to dinner,’ and I would say, ‘Without the kids?’ And he would say, ‘Yes. Because that’s what grown-ups do.’ It was something he forced me to do, and now I think to myself, The kids will be thrilled. They know the babysitter is going to let them watch TV and eat cookies. So that’s the balance Mark introduced to me. I know there are people who are good at dealing with this stuff, but I think the majority of women feel tremendous guilt.”