FEBRUARY 25, 2003, NYC AMC's Kelly Ripa (Hayley), and co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime show “LIVE with Regis & Kelly,” gave birth to a son in New York on Monday, February 24 at 9:31 a.m. Ripa, who has also been starring on ABC’s “All My Children” for 12 years with her husband, Mark Consuelos, revealed the news today in a live phone interview from the hospital on “LIVE With Regis & Kelly.” The baby, Joaquin Consuelos, weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. The couple will choose a middle name at a later time.
“Mark and I are so excited to share our news with everyone,” Ripa said. “We are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy! We can’t wait to bring Joaquin home to meet all of our friends and family.”
Ripa is taking a maternity leave and will return to “LIVE” at the beginning of May. The couple, who married May 1, 1996, also has a 5 ½ year old son, Michael and a 1 ½ year-old daughter, Lola.
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