Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ youngest son, Joaquin, graduated from high school.
The 50-year-old LIVE with Kelly and Ryan host shared a cute photo to Instagram on Friday to commemorate the 18-year milestone.
‘The graduation! # 2021 ‘, she captioned the photo of herself, her husband and Joaquin, adding a graduate emoji.
Milestone: Joaquin Consuelos, the youngest son of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, graduated from high school
Kelly wore a pale pink semi-sheer button down blouse over a black bra tucked into a floral skirt. She accessorized with some colorful pearl necklaces and wore her shoulder-length blonde in loose waves.
Mark donned a pointy black suit with a black tie and a blue and white plaid shirt for the occasion.
Joaquin was dressed in his bright blue graduation gown over a white shirt and black tie with a gold cord of honor draped around his neck. A buttonhole of yellow rose was pinned to the front of her dress.
Cute: Kelly shared a photo of her standing with her arm around Joaquin in a bathroom with her mom and the two are wearing dresses
The family were beaming with excitement as they posed for the photo on Joaquin’s D-Day. Ripa documented the entire event on her Instagram Story.
She started her story with a cute photo in which she stands with her arm around Joaquin in a bathroom. Both mother and son are wearing dresses, with the All My Children star in a silk kimono and her son in her graduation outfit.
“In our dresses ……,” Kelly wrote, tagging Mark, 50, and adding the hashtag, #graduation.
Graduates: Joaquin posed for photos with prom date Melissa and a friend
All Together: In a group photo, the teenager smiles with a group of his 2021 classmates
Madam Chairperson: Kelly has also been seen posing with the class chairperson
Other photos Kelly included were a photo of Joaquin with her prom date Melissa and a friend, a group photo of the teenager with her classmates from 2021, and a selfie of Kelly with the president of the class.
The Hope & Faith actress added a photo of the graduate talking to her high school speaker, Gayle King.
“Joaquin casually chatting with opening speaker @gayleking,” she wrote to describe the moment.
Inspiration: The Hope & Faith actress added a photo of the graduate talking to Gayle King, her high school lecturer.
Celebrate the moment: King, who wore a white dress adorned with colorful flowers, posed for a photo with Joaquin as the two smiled on this exciting day
King, who wore a white dress adorned with colorful flowers, posed for a photo with Joaquin as the two smiled on the exciting day.
The proud mom shared a photo of her son walking to accept his degree as well as a close-up of his tasseled gold honor cord with a charm that said National Honor Society.
In March, Joaquin revealed he would be going to the University of Michigan in the fall and joining their wrestling team.
Ahead with the ceremony: the proud mum shared a photo of her son walking to accept his degree
Honorary Student: She also included a close-up of her tasseled gold honor cord with a charm that read “National Honor Society”
“Super excited to enter this next chapter with @umichwrestling! Honored to be a part of this great program. Many thanks to @the_wrestling_coach, @buddylasta, @izzystylewrestling and @seanbormet, ”the teenager wrote in the caption of a photo announcing his engagement.
Afterward, Ripa proudly posted a photo of Joaquin and his father posing in University of Michigan hoodies, writing “Sunday vibes.”
Earlier this year, Ripa revealed that Joaquin had to overcome dyslexia and dysgraphia, on his journey to graduate from high school and go to college.
She concluded her story with a picture of her hand holding Mark’s wrist, writing “The Empty Nesters”. The couple, who just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this month, are also proud parents to their eldest son Michael, 23, and daughter Lola, 19.
Leaving the Nest: Kelly and Mark will officially become empty nests when Joaquin travels to the University of Michigan where he joins the wrestling team
Last month, Ripa and Consuelos celebrated another rite of passage for Joaquin when they shared photos of him getting ready and then heading to prom with his date, Melissa.
“Prom Night 2021. Joaquin and Melissa,” Kelly captioned a snap showing the couple posing together.
Mark shared a similar image of the pair, showing off their outfits and the matching bodice and boutonniere, gushing, “It’s prom night…. Quino and his lovely date Melissa. ‘
Rite of passage: Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos both shared photos of the youngest son, Joaquin and his date Melissa, on prom night
The talk show host also took advantage of her Instagram story and gave her fans and followers a glimpse of her boy’s preparations alongside his proud father.
In a cute extra touch, Joaquin wore an elegant black tuxedo, which his mother revealed belonged to his father.
One photo showed the proud father helping Joaquin tie his tie and another of him straightening his suit.
Family touch: It turns out that Joaquin wore a stylish black tuxedo and shoes, which his mother revealed belonged to his father
Proud father: actor helped Joaquin tie his tie as he dressed
Getting ready: Joaquin was seen donning his black tuxedo jacket
Finishing touches: The Riverdale star also helped her son straighten out his costume
“Pre-ball scenes,” Ripa captioned the series of snapshots.
She also included a photo of the proud parents posing with their son, as well as photos of Joaquin receiving her boutonniere of white flowers.
There were also some footage of Joaquin and his date posing with tall buildings in the backdrop.
Proud parents: Consuelos and Ripa, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this month, also posed with their son before he left for the ball
Traditions: Ripa also shared a photo of Joaquin receiving her boutonniere made up of beautiful white flowers
Monumental moment: There were also images of Joaquin and Melissa posing for photos outside with high-rise buildings as a backdrop