Kelly Ripa tears up over coronavirus quarantine challenges: ‘I miss hugging my parents’

Kelly Ripa got emotional while discussing the challenges of life in quarantine on “Live With Kelly and Ryan.”

While virtually co-hosting the show Wednesday, the actress and television personality, 49, teared up while explaining what she’s been facing with her children and parents amid coronavirus. 

“I’m not going to lie, OK? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m currently not speaking to two of my three kids right now. I’m not talking to two of them,” Ripa confessed to viewers and her co-host, Ryan Seacrest. “Just because, we’re all in the same boat together, right? I haven’t gotten to hug my parents… I miss hugging my parents.”

Ripa added that her “kids won’t hug me.”

“I’m like, ‘Guys, we’ve all been on lockdown together. We’re fine, you can give me a hug,’ ” she added.

Ripa shares three children with husband Mark Consuelos: Michael, 22, Joaquin, 17, and Lola, 18. 

She later apologized for getting vulnerable on camera. 

“Anyway, I’m sorry. I don’t know why I’m crying,” Ripa said. “Sorry, sorry. Sometimes we forget that we’re on. Sorry, did I shout that, or did my inner monologue come out? Sorry, didn’t mean to do that.”

Other stars have also expressed having trouble with family members at home.

During a virtual appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in March, Jennifer Garner shared her frustration toward her parents amid the pandemic.

“The hard thing are teens and early 20s people and my parents. My parents are the hard ones,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Dad, Mom, the world is shut down to keep you guys safe.’ And they’re like, ‘We think we’re going to go to Sam’s Warehouse.’ Stay home, you have to stay home!” 

Luckily, she said her children – Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8 – have been doing well during quarantine. 

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