Proof That Kelly Ripa's Daughter Lola Is Just Like Any Other 20 Year Old on Her Birthday

Kelly Ripa shared a cheeky birthday tribute to her 20-year-old daughter, Lola, and revealed the NYU student is just like the rest of us that require photo approval before posting on the 'gram.

By Lindsay Weinberg Jun 16, 2021 10:03 PMTags
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Even though her parents are Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Lola Consuelos seems to prefer life out of the spotlight.

The singer—who only has one post on her Instagram feed despite having 260,000 followers—just proved she's like any other Gen Zer that understands the power of social media. 

While celebrating Lola's 20th birthday on Wednesday, June 16, mom Kelly posted a black-and-white shot of her daughter soaking up the sun. The Live with Kelly and Ryan host wrote, "Happy 20th birthday to the little lady with the big feet @theyoungestyung," adding, "we love you so much! You are our favorite daughter, no doubt!"

But it was the final line of her birthday message that made it clear Lola is just like any other 20 year old that demands photo approval before posting. Kelly, 50, noted, "(This was the approved photo)." 

Their family friend, producer Albert Bianchini, also appeared to be in on the joke when he posted a birthday tribute of his own. His Insta Story pic showed himself smiling next to someone with their face blurred out (presumably Lola). "Happy birthday Lola," he wrote, while joking, "And thanks for approving this photo to post!"

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It appears that Lola, who started at NYU in 2019, likes to stay private on the worldwide web. Even the "approved" photo that Kelly shared with her 2.9 million followers didn't give a clear look at Lola's face; she turned to the side and had her hair draping over her eyes.

Mark commented a bunch of hearts on Kelly's post, while friend Carrie Ann Inaba wrote, "Happy Birthday Lola. The wisest of the wise…. Love you!  it's been beautiful witnessing you grow into such a beautiful and grounded soul…. (No easy feat in this world). Big hugs from LA." 


Lola's hilarious rule about photos isn't the only thing that makes the college student so relatable. Last year, Kelly revealed that she "shut down" the debit card that Lola was using at NYU because she was splurging on one too many Postmates orders.

"But you know, she doesn't like the meals at school, so she was ordering Postmates," Kelly shared on her show. "Here's what would happen…. She would order the $7 salad, but it would cost $25 to have it delivered three blocks."

Hey, mom! At least she's eating healthy!