Everyone knows that talk show host Kelly Ripa is the proud mom to three kids.
However, Ripa revealed on the “Jerry O” show, that her kids aren’t always perfect little angels and sometimes try to get things past her without her knowledge.
Back in June Dearly reported that Ripa had shared a photo of her daughter, 18-year-old Lola, getting ready for her prom. However, the picture caused many of Ripa’s fans to give their opinion regarding the dress Lola was wearing.
Some people thought the dress was much too inappropriate for a school prom:
“Ummmm what happened to full coverage prom dresses, like from neck to toes? That was my jam.”
Ripa didn’t acknowledge the backlash on the “Jerry O,” but she did admit that she was unaware her daughter’s dress was going to be that revealing.
Ripa stated that she and Lola designed the floor-length emerald gown together, but that Lola made a few last-minute changes to the design without her knowing:
“That’s the prom dress that she, we had made, and then she had altered behind our back. So that’s why, you know, why the ‘girls’ are fully on display.”
Ripa carried on with a joke:
“Everyone came down the stairs together, and I just mean Lola.”
Jerry, who is also a father to two girls, went on to praise Ripa for her parenting advice that she’d given him in the past, as well as for what kind of parent she is now.
He brought up one of the pieces of advice that he’d received from Ripa, related to when his daughters began asking for cellphones. Jerry revealed that Ripa insisted he should hold off getting his kids cell phones for as long as possible.
Ripa explained her logic:
“It is like, ‘phone,’ ‘phone,’ grades [tanking]. Because the phone becomes like the parent, the best friend, the social engagement. And now, I hate to sound like a great-great-great-grandmother, but everybody’s self-worth is wrapped up in the ‘gram and Snapchat. […] You just have to monitor it, and you have to hold off as long as possible because don’t let your kids tell you that it’s in case of an emergency. It has hit the fan in our house, and I can’t reach my child on that phone that is constantly in her hand.”