Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos were spotted with their three kids – Michael, 16, Lola, 12, and Joaquin, 10 – in New York City on Sunday (September 29). After lunching at Cafe Gitane, the group did some shopping on the beautiful NYC afternoon.
“I’m like a regular full-time mom; I just happen to work for a couple of hours while the kids are at school. I take them to all their activities,” the talk show host recently shared.
“Mark is usually the later one home from work, around 6:00 P.M. We definitely share in the household chores,” Kelly added. “I do have a cleaning lady who comes and helps me, because I can’t be married to somebody who’s as OCD-neat-freakish and germaphobic as Mark Conseulos and do it myself. I need a person in there with a hazmat suit to spray bleach all over the place.”
In her classic humorous style, Kelly also shared a funny story on motherhood.
“Not too long ago I came home late, I hadn’t eaten dinner, and a babysitter was there. She said, ‘They were great; they were absolute angels,’ and she left. Then a riot broke out — they got out of bed; Lola and Joaquin were hitting each other and screaming. I was separating them, and then Lola wanted me to read her a story. I said, ‘No, I have to eat dinner, and you need to go to bed.’ Then Joaquin said, ‘If you read her a story, you have to read me a story!’ And Michael’s like, ‘Mom, can I order a movie on iTunes?’ I just broke down crying in front of them, which I had never done before. They reacted in a way that was so peculiar. The two boys retreated to their rooms and shut their doors. My daughter was like, ‘Oh, Mom, do you want me to rub your head?’ I was like, ‘No, I want you to go to bed. I need to eat dinner.’ That’s the only time I’ve really lost it in front of them.”