Kelly Ripa makes emotional revelation about youngest son Joaquin - husband Mark was 'choked up'

The couple have three children together

Hannah Hargrave

Kelly Ripa shared an incredibly personal message about her youngest son, Joaquin, on Wednesday, which had her husband Mark Consuelos practically in tears.

The Live with Kelly and Ryan host opened up about her 17-year-old's dyslexia and revealed he's earned a place at college. 

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Kelly - who has spoken about Joaquin’s struggles in the past - was overjoyed to announce that he will soon be embarking on the next chapter of his life.

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She explained: "Joaquin is trying to decide on a college right now and he has a lot of options," she told her co-host, Ryan Seacrest.

"Mark and I were Facetiming the other night, and you’ll be surprised to know - because you’re nothing like this at all - Mark got very emotional and choked up and said, 'I never thought he would be able to go to college,' because he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic."

Kelly said it was through "hard work, determination and remediation" that he's facing an exciting future with plenty of college options. 

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Kelly and Mark are proud parents to their three children 

The star expressed her joy at the news but said she "never had the doubt" that Mark did and reminded families with dyslexic children that it can be a “blessing”.

"They learn how to read the room and pick up on social queues," she said.

Kelly was clearly overjoyed with her son's progress and thanked his amazing school for their hard work too. 

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Their youngest son is going off to college 

In the past, Kelly has broken down in tears on-air talking about Joaquin and his straight A's and even had Ryan wiping away the tears. 

At the time, she said: "School has always been a very big challenge for us in our household,” but was thrilled when she discovered her boy was excelling in his education. 

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Kelly and Mark are also proud parents to Lola, 19, and Michael, 23. 

Their daughter is a student at New York University where their oldest children recently graduated from. 

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