Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos celebrate as son Joaquin, 18, accepted to University of Michigan wrestling program
She detailed her youngest child’s learning difficulties in early February along with the challenges he faced as he sought a college place.
But Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos are celebrating this weekend after son Joaquin was accepted to the University of Michigan‘s wrestling program.
The university posted a photo to its Instagram showing the teen in the team colors and in the caption announced: ‘SIGNED: Welcome to the family, @joaquinconsuelos! #NewBlue #GoBlue.’
College bound: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are celebrating after their youngest child, son Joaquin, accepted a place at the University of Michigan’s wrestling program
Joaquin posted the same image on his own Instagram and wrote: ‘Super excited to step into this next chapter with @umichwrestling! Honored to be part of this great program.’
On Sunday, Kelly, 50, shared a photo of Mark and Joaquin posing together wearing black UMich hoodies.
‘Sunday vibes,’ she wrote in the caption.
Go Wolverines: Ripa posted a photo of Joaquin with his dad to Instagram on Sunday showing the pair posing in black UMich hoodies
Proud mom: In February, Ripa spoke about Joaquin’s learning disorders and how he had overcome dyslexia and dysgraphia through ‘hard work, determination [and] remediation’
Celebrity couple: The TV host and the actor have been married since 1996 and have three children together
During Live With Kelly and Ryan on February 3, Ripa spoke about Joaquin’s challenges since he suffers from the learning disorders dyslexia (difficulty reading) and dysgraphia (the ability to write).
Sharing that he had ‘lots of options’ when it came to a college place, she said Joaquin managed to overcome his difficulties through ‘hard work, determination, [and] remediation.’
Kelly and Mark’s eldest son Michael, 23, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts last year and their daughter Lola, 19, is in her sophomore year at NYU.
Family: Kelly and Mark’s eldest son Michael, 23, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts last year and their daughter Lola, 19, is in her sophomore year at NYU