Recently, Kelly Ripa talked about how her daughter Lola asked if the family could watch some old family movies. There was one DVD in particular that Lola wanted to see. The family got together during winter break from school for the kids and this seemed like a fun family activity to do together.
Kelly said, “She wanted to see, in particular, a ballet recital where she refused to dance and started yelling at me to put the camera away. Which is truly a classic, and one of the great cinematic moments of our family — where she just stopped and she’s dressed like a little bird and she’s like, ‘Put it away!’ And she just refuses to dance. You see the camera go down. You can hear my mom laughing hysterically. And she’s like, ‘She’s just like you were.'”
Kelly Ripa gets emotional watching old home movies of her kids
The actress also revealed that she and her husband Mark got very emotional while watching videos of the kids. She said, “Mark was home and we were watching these movies together and he reached over and he grabbed my hand and he said, ‘We’ve really built a life together.’ And I got so emotional.”
She continued, “When you cry in front of your kids, it terrifies them. They’re just not sure why. They were like, ‘Why are you crying? Are you okay?’ I was like, ‘No, these are tears of joy. These aren’t tears of anger or rage.'”
Kelly told Ryan Seacrest on Live with Kelly and Ryan, “He [Mark] reached over and he just touched me with his hand on my hand and I just got very emotional. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we’re going to be [an old married couple], sitting on the beach, sending pictures to the kids.'”