Kelly Ripa became overwhelmed with emotion live on-air during Wednesday’s episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” She was talking remotely with co-host Ryan Seacrest and revealed that she is not speaking with two of her three children while under quarantine. It’s unclear exactly why they aren’t talking.
Ripa shares Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17, with her husband Mark Consuelos
“I’m not going to lie, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m currently not speaking to two of my three kids,” she said.
“I’m not talking to two of them. Just because, we’re all in the same boat together. I haven’t gotten to hug my parents. I want to hug my parents. I miss hugging my parents.” Ripa shared. “I’m like, ‘Guys, we’ve all been on lockdown together. We’re fine, you can give me a hug.'”
“Sorry, I don’t know what I’m crying. Maybe I’m just going to get my period, who knows. Sorry, sorry. Sometimes we forget that we’re on. Did I shout that? Did my inner monologue come out? Sorry, didn’t mean to do that, didn’t mean to do it,” she continued.
Ripa went on to explain that she feels so bad for her oldest son who is going to miss his graduation due to the pandemic.
“I feel so bad for my son, Michael, who was supposed to graduate in a couple of weeks. And I really feel bad for my dad who delayed having knee surgery that he can’t obviously have now for so many myriad reasons. He was so looking forward to, you know, watching his grandson graduate from college.” she said.
“It was such a big talking point in our house… It was at Yankee Stadium but then his film school, they have a separate graduation, and that was supposed to be at Radio City. So, two such iconic establishments that, you know, we’re not going to get to experience. And again, these are small problems considering that so many people are losing their loved ones and [are] very, very sick.”
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.