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Kelly Ripa's notoriously private daughter Lola makes rare appearance in celebratory family photo

The Live with Kelly and Ryan star is a doting mom to three children

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
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Kelly Ripa's children grew up on their mom's daytime TV show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, but now that they are older they are seen in public less and less.

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The star's only daughter Lola is notoriously private and Kelly previously revealed that the 20-year-old rarely lets her share pictures of her online.

However, to mark the end of 2021, Lola allowed her mom to post a lovely family picture featuring all five members of the Consuelos family.

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Kelly posted the picture on Instagram Stories, revealing it had been taken several New Year's Eves ago, showing everyone standing outside in a sunny looking location.

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Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos are also parents to sons Michael, 24, and Joaquin, 18.

The family recently reunited for Christmas, which was extra special this year as it was the first one that Kelly and Mark celebrated as official empty nesters.

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Kelly Ripa shared a rare family photo featuring all three of her children

In September, Joaquin was the last of their children to leave home to attend university.

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Unlike Michael and Lola who both studied and now live in New York, Joaquin is based in Michigan, making him a little further away from his parents and siblings.

While Joaquin is far away – the first in his family to study away from New York – Kelly's older children weren't at home a lot while at college either, as a result of the star's desire for them to develop their independence.

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Kelly and Mark Consuelos are doting parents to Michael, Lola and Joaquin

During an interview on On Air With Ryan Seacrest, while discussing Lola's time at college, Kelly explained: "College is where you start establishing yourself as an independent person, so when you send your kid away to college, if your kid stays local… if she feels homesick, I have to say to her, 'You can't come home. You have to work it out.'"

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She continued: "I treat it like long distance. I did the same thing for my son… My main concern was, 'I don't know if you should be this close to home because I don't want you using home like it's your home. I want this to be your experience.'"

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