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Kelly Ripa's son Michael's appearance in new photo leaves fans saying the same thing

Kelly Ripa's son Michael's appearance in new photo leaves fans saying the same thing
Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
9 April 2023
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Kelly Ripa is a doting mom to three grown-up children, and her firstborn, Michael Consuelos, 25, is following in his parents' footsteps as an actor. 

The talented star has stepped into the spotlight of late, and is regularly updating his social media with new photos related to his work. 

Most recently, the actor took to Instagram to share a dapper picture of himself dressed in a smart suit while posing at home, alongside the caption: "Disorientated, Drowsy, Decently Dressed." 

VIDEO: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' love story

The majority of the comments all said the same thing too - that Michael was the spitting image of his famous father. "You look just like your dad," one wrote, while another commented: "Looking like daddy!" A third added: "I seriously thought this was a younger picture of your dad."

 Michael is the couple's oldest child. They are also parents to 21-year-old daughter Lola and 20-year-old son Joaquin. Michael has been enjoying success with a number of projects over the past year, including playing a young Hiram Lodge on Riverdale alongside his famous dad. 

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Most recently it was revealed that he had landed himself a new role. The 25-year-old's IMDb page shows that he is going to be starring in a new drama series, titled Dissocia, and will be playing the role of Mr Derek Cross alongside Orange is the New Black actress Maria Dizzia.

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 The synopsis for the series reads: "A scientific breakthrough's life-altering side effects bitterly divide a once close-knit small-town community." 

It hasn't always been so easy for Michael though, and his supportive mom opened up about his struggles finding work after graduating back in November. 

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The star explained on the show that Michael had found it hard getting a job after graduating from college in 2020 - which was in the height of the pandemic. 

Kelly and Mark hug on the red carpet in 2015© Jamie McCarthy
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos share three children

"Adulting is hard nowadays. It's very hard for kids. Job opportunities aren't what they were. The economy is driving this trend," she said. 

"I know that Michael graduated college in May of 2020 and he had a writing job lined up which evaporated because the pandemic shut down the production and it just never came back." 

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On how she and husband Mark helped, she said: "So, you know, we gave him a grace period of an additional year to find other job opportunities because it's hard."

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