Kelly Ripa went back into her archives for comfort after tearing up during Wednesday’s episode of “Live With Kelly And Ryan.”
The TV host shared a throwback photo of her mother and her with her millions of fans on Instagram Thursday. The timely post comes one day after she admitted that she is not speaking with her kids and misses hugging her parents. Kelly’s mom looked amazing in her yellow business suit and her hair pulled up in a neat bun as was fashionable back in the day. Ripa was just a cute little girl who wore an Easter dress and a bonnet while holding a stuffed bunny.
“#tbt circa 1975-ish. A reminder you can still dress up for ZOOM church. Notice how mom coordinated her suit to my bunny/bonnet/dress,” the TV host captioned the classic pic.
Ripa’s photo quickly gained praise from her millions of followers and some of her famous friends even weighed in.
“Zoom church? Oh, Jesus!” Chelsea Handler commented.
“Ohhhhh myyyyy goodness this is epic,” Jenna Dewan exclaimed.
One specific fan said, “WOW! The double leg cross is the BONUS!” before Kelly quickly responded, “always a lady ?.”
She seemed to be enjoying interacting with her followers but longed for those fashionable clothes.
“Mom is working that custard yellow flare suit!❤️❤️❤️” a fan commented and Kelly replied, “she had it made. It was in our lives for a long time. Wish i had it now.”
Things came to an emotional head on Wednesday’s episode when Ripa had a moment of frustration about being stuck at home.
“I’m currently not speaking to two of my three kids right now,” Kelly explained.
“We are all in the same boat together right? I haven’t gotten to hug my parents,” she explained to Ryan Seacrest. “I want to hug my parents! I miss hugging my parents.”
She continued, “And my kids won’t hug me! ‘We’ve all been in lockdown together, we’re fine you can give me a hug,'” she said before revealing that there is too much social distance between her and her children.