Through the years, viewers have watched Kelly Ripa’s daughter Lola Consuelos grow up before their very eyes. So, if it seems somewhat jarring to see Lola look like a grown woman as she heads off to her prom, you are not alone.
We don’t think her own mom can even believe it either.
“It only took 20 hours, but we finally got two approved prom photos,” Ripa wrote on her Instagram page Thursday (June 6) alongside a pair of pics of her daughter heading to her big dance.
As the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ripa has long commented on the tricky relationship she has always had with her teenage daughter, who, up to this point, had seemed to enjoy life outside of the spotlight. However, with the attention these pics have been getting, she might need to start getting used to the fact she has her own legion of fans.
“It’s a cliché, but beauty is really something that comes from the inside,” Ripa’s husband and Lola’s dad Mark Consuelos recently told People magazine in an interview. “And our kids get that.”
“They’ve been to enough photo shoots and been on Instagram long enough to know how much can be faked and filtered and altered and so they aren’t fooled by what a picture tells you you should look like,” Ripa added. “That’s not real beauty.”