Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ youngest son Joaquin has graduated from high school.
The 50-year-old LIVE with Kelly and Ryan host shared a sweet photo to Instagram on Friday to commemorate the 18-year-old’s milestone.
‘The Graduate! #2021’ she captioned the photo of herself, her husband and Joaquin, adding a graduate emoji.
Milestone: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ youngest son Joaquin Consuelos has graduated from high school
Kelly was wearing a pale pink semi-sheer button-down blouse over a black bra tucked into a floral skirt. She accessorized with a couple of colorful beaded necklaces and wore her shoulder-length blonde down in loose waves.
Mark donned a sharp black suit with a black tie and a blue and white checkered dress shirt for the occasion.
Joaquin was clad in his bright blue graduation robes over a white dress shirt and black tie with a gold honor cord draped around his neck. A yellow rose boutonniere was pinned to the front of his robes.
Cute: Kelly shared a photo in which she is standing with her arm around Joaquin in a bathroom with mother and both wearing robes
The family beamed with excitement as they posed for the photo on Joaquin’s big day. Ripa documented the entire event on her Instagram story.
She started off her story with a cute picture in which she is standing with her arm around Joaquin in a bathroom. The mother and son are both in robes, with the All My Children star in a silk kimono and her son in his graduation attire.
‘In our robes……’ Kelly wrote, tagging Mark, 50, and adding the hashtag, #graduation.
Grads: Joaquin posed for photos with his prom date Melissa and a female friend
All together: In one group shot, the teenager smile with a group of his fellow Class of 2021 pals
Madame President: Kelly was also seen posing with the class president
Other pictures that Kelly included were a snap of Joaquin with his prom date Melissa and a female friend, a group shot of the teenager with his fellow Class of 2021 pals and a selfie of Kelly with the class president.
The Hope & Faith actress added a photo of the graduate talking to his high school’s commencement speaker, Gayle King.
‘Joaquin casually chatting with the commencement speaker @gayleking,’ she wrote to describe the moment.
Inspiration: The Hope & Faith actress added a photo of the graduate talking to his high school’s commencement speaker, Gayle King
Celebrating the moment: King, who wore a white dress decorated with colorful flowers, posed for a photo with Joaquin as both smiled on the exciting day
King, who wore a white dress decorated with colorful flowers, posed for a photo with Joaquin as both smiled on the exciting day.
The proud mama shared a photo of her son walking to accept his diploma as well as a close-up of his tasseled gold honor cord with a charm that read National Honor Society.
In March, Joaquin revealed that he will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall and joining their wrestling team.
On with the ceremony: The proud mama shared a photo of her son walking to accept his diploma
Honor student: She also included a close-up of his tasseled gold honor cord with a charm that read ‘National Honor Society’
‘Super excited to step into this next chapter with @umichwrestling! Honored to be part of this great program. Big thank you to @the_wrestling_coach , @buddylasta , @izzystylewrestling , and @seanbormet,’ the teenager wrote in the caption of a photo announcing his commitment.
Afterwards, Ripa proudly posted a photo of Joaquin and his dad posing in University of Michigan hoodies, writing, ‘Sunday vibes.’
Earlier this year, Ripa revealed Joaquin had to overcome dyslexia and dysgraphia, in his journey to graduate from high school and move on to college.
She concluded her story with an image of her hand holding Mark’s wrist, writing ‘The Empty Nesters.’ The couple, who just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this month, are also the proud parents of their older son Michael, 23, and daughter Lola, 19.
Leaving the nest: Kelly and Mark will officially become empty nesters when Joaquin heads off to the University of Michigan where he will join the wrestling team
Last month, Ripa and Consuelos celebrated another rite of passage for Joaquin when they shared photos of him getting ready and then heading out to prom with his date, Melissa.
‘Prom Night 2021. Joaquin and Melissa,’ Kelly captioned one snap showing the couple striking a pose together.
Mark shared a similar image of the pair, showing off their outfits and matching corsage and boutonniere, gushing, ‘It’s Prom night…. Quino and his lovely date Melissa.’
Rite of passage: Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos both shared photos of the youngest son, Joaquin and his date Melissa, on prom night
The talks show host also took to her Instagram Story and gave her fans and followers a glimpse at her boy’s pre-date preps alongside his proud father.
In a lovely added touch, Joaquin wore a sleek black tuxedo, which his mother revealed belonged to his dad.
One photo showed the proud father helping Joaquin fasten his tie and another of him straightening out his suit.
Family touch: It turns out Joaquin wore a sleek black tuxedo and shoes, which his mother revealed belonged to his dad
Proud father: The actor helped Joaquin fasten his tie when he was getting dressed
Getting ready: Joaquin was seen pulling on his black tuxedo jacket
Finishing touches: The Riverdale star also helped his son straightening out his suit
‘Scenes from pre-prom,’ Ripa headlined the series of snaps.
She also included a photo of the proud parents posing with their son, as well as some shots of Joaquin receiving his white flower boutonnière.
There were also a few images Joaquin and his date posing with high-rise apartment buildings on the backdrop.
Proud parents: Consuelos and Ripa, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this month, also struck a pose with their son before he left to prom
Traditions: Ripa also shared a photo of Joaquin receiving his boutonnière made up of beautiful white flowers
Monumental moment: There were also images of Joaquin and Melissa posing for photos outside with high-rise apartment buildings in the backdrop