Kelly Ripa’s ‘humble brag’ about her sex life is ‘plain embarrassing’, I feel sorry for her daughter, expert says
KELLY Ripa has once again put her sex life in the spotlight with a series of thoughtless comments on live TV, a psychologist has claimed.
And she thinks Kelly’s daughter Lola will be ashamed after being publicly implicated in her parents’ antics.
As Kelly Ripa co-hosted Live with Kelly and Ryan with her husband Mark Conseulos on Monday, the couple began explaining why their daughter, Lola, had to knock before going into her bedroom.
The bizarre exchange came as the couple updated viewers on their personal lives and experiences as empty nesters.
Because while Kelly and Mark’s three children, Michael, Lola and Joaquin, are now grown and have moved away from home, their 21-year-old daughter is back with the herd after studying abroad.
During the live segment, Mark explained, “I said Lola – I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, I’m so glad you’re home.
“We missed you. You are the heart of this family. You are so funny and you are just amazing.
“Because at this point, whatever you step into is your problem,” Kelly added.
But as the conversation continued, Mark was quick to warn his daughter about the week ahead.
“Well, be warned, Lola Conseulos. Because this week is a crazy week, isn’t it? Yes, that is January 30th. We’re going to go crazy this week,” said the 51-year-old, laughing.
In an exclusive interview, psychologist Jo Hemmings told The US Sun: “You feel sorry for Lola here.
“Not only might your parents have very active sex lives, they also have a bit of pervertedness.
“Kids want their parents to be together and happy, but Lola needs a visual catchy tune from 50 Shades in her head right now.
“When Mark introduced the ‘Freaky Week’ concept, it cast a little shadow over their sex life.
“Mark could have talked about enjoying something odd and that this is something he likes and wanted.
“Which might suggest her sex life is more vanilla than ‘Red Room of Pain.’
“It could also be that Kelly and Mark don’t have a big sex life at all, but want others to see the exact opposite situation.
“Kelly and Mark’s communication is also the perfect example of humble swagger.
“Research has shown that people who show off in a humble way — a kind of indirect boasting or self-expression — use it as a tactic to enhance their self-expression.”
Kelly and Mark have always been vocal about their sexual attraction, whether it’s posting plenty of romantic and passionate comments online or gushing about each other’s bodies in interviews.
In fact, over the past year, the pair have fully immersed themselves in the growing trend of posting thirst traps, with Kelly consistently flaunting the appeal of Mark and his chiseled physique online.
Kelly and Mark met on the set of the TV soap All of My Children in 1995 and fled to Vegas in 1996 after a turbulent year of dating.
Regarding their first few months together, the former Riverdale actor told HuffPo Live in 2014, “I thought she was gorgeous, hot and sexy and all that stuff.
“But I was very focused — I didn’t really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn’t really focused on that.”
Then, in her book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, Kelly wrote about how she passed out after a moment of intimacy due to a ruptured cyst.
“My eyes alternate between the blurry images on the screen, the remains of my ovarian tormentor and Mark happily snacking. Sex can be so traumatic I think, and yet one of us is totally fearless,” she wrote at the time.
This isn’t the first time Kelly and Mark have joked about their sex life and their daughter Lola entering them.
In June 2019, the couple shared a story on the daytime chat show about how Lola fell for her during sex on her 18th birthday.
“Thanks for ruining my birthday. And thanks for ruining my life,” Lola had apparently told them after slamming the door behind her.
“Lola, who was raised by pretty wacky parents, probably feels a little scared by all of this,” Jo adds.
“She’ll be a little uncomfortable.
“When boomerang children come back to live at home, your intimacy and privacy is bound to be disturbed.
“But given that Lolas is 21 and no one at that age would even want to think about their parents having sex, let alone the humiliation of potentially engaging in it.
“Also, for most kids, being fairly subtle is enough to get the gist, they definitely don’t want details.
“Although it was a gentle warning from the bedroom, I imagine the last thing Lola will do is go into her parents’ bedroom if they are there together, knock or not.
“Right now Lola is probably trying hard to forget that and while her mother’s comment was said with humor it’s still just plain embarrassing.
“Other than that, Kelly and Mark want others to see them in a more positive light.
“They want us to know they have a lavish sex life, but don’t want to say it without a more masked context.
“But whatever the motive, these things are always better handled privately — not through broadcast media.
“They are obviously keen to make sure everyone knows they have an active and regular sex life.
“However, happy, long-term relationships are in short supply in the celebrity world.
“So I think Kelly is trying to underline her popularity by reminding people that not only are they incredibly happy together, but they also have a regular and fulfilling sex life.
“That’s just like the public they want to resonate with.
“They have the relationship ideal and they want people to know about it.”
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