Kelly Ripa managed to squeeze in two rare photos of stunning 19-year-old daughter Lola Grace Consuelos as she thanked her “chief of staff” last night. The 50-year-old “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host updated her Instagram on Thursday evening with a giant birthday shout-out to the person likely responsible for a lot of behind-the-scenes tasks.
Kelly was sending wishes to Lauren Travaglione, her personal assistant, with the blonde’s 2.8 million fans getting plenty of throwbacks – Lola was included, and she looked gorgeous as ever. Check out the snaps below.
Scroll for the photos. They come after Kelly made global headlines on October 2 for ringing in her 50th birthday – and peeking the palatial interiors of her $27 million NYC townhouse.
The post, photo-heavy, opened with a throwback of Lola hugging Lauren. Lola, who studies at NYU and is fiercely private on her social media, was outfitted in a stunning, tight white dress with a low neckline and feminine ruffle shoulder details. Further images included snaps of Kelly and Lauren, including a backstage 2020 Oscars moment, with Lola popping back up for a close-up selfie.
Keep scrolling for the photo, plus the pool family photo as the entire Ripa/Consuelos family graced People magazine’s first ever Family Issue this summer.
Kelly took to her caption, writing: “A lot of #tbt ?? edition! Happy birthday @laurentravaglione a one woman joint chiefs of staff! I love you so much ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️”
Kelly has not been ignoring the help she receives over the years. The former “All My Children” actress tweeted Lauren back in 2014 when she gave birth to her son – she’s also not above thanking the others behind the scenes, with personal trainer Anna Kaiser getting regular Insta-hellos.
Kelly is known for being totally open about, well, pretty much everything. August saw Lola admit to stealing her mom’s crop tops because they flatter her figure, with Kelly responding:
“If I had your figure, I’d be showing it off too, adding: “I’d be sitting her naked. I’d be sitting here, no clothes on, in the woods.”
The vibe wasn’t tight back ‘atcha, though, when Lola visited the “thirst trap” photos Kelly posts of 48-year-old husband Mark Consuelos. Lola was flat-out “disgusted” by the snaps. More after the family pool shot.
Lola was the first of the Ripa/Consuelos family to share now-viral footage as Kelly swanned around her marbled Manhattan home hallway on her 50th birthday. The pint-sized star was seen in a satin bathrobe as she examed massive white rose displays complete with candles and metallic balloons.
“50 never looked this good,” Lola wrote as Kelly took in her birthday welcome, with the talk show queen herself then taking to Instagram to acknowledge the milestone, writing:
“Thank you! Yes you, and everyone who made me feel so loved. I am 50. There. I said it ????? #birthday #50.”