During the episode, the mother of three also opened up about plans that her family has had to put on hold due to the pandemic — including attending son Michael’s graduation ceremony and her father having to postpone a previously scheduled surgery.
“I feel so bad for my son, Michael, who was supposed to graduate in a couple of weeks. And I really feel bad for my dad who delayed having knee surgery that he can’t obviously have now for so many myriad reasons,” she said. “He was so looking forward to, you know, watching his grandson graduate from college.”
“It was such a big talking point in our house,” Ripa continued. “Again, these are small problems considering that so many people are losing their loved ones and [are] very, very sick. But … it is what it is, you know what I mean? Michael, by the way, is not bothered at all.”
While stress of social distancing may have started to take its toll Ripa, her daughter Lola seems to be handling New York’s stay-at-home order pretty well.
In March, the New York University freshman appeared alongside her mother on Live with Kelly and Ryan and admitted that “being under lockdown” with her parents and siblings has been “not as bad” as she initially thought.
“I think we’re all just very lucky to be together at home, all of us,” she said. “A lot more family time, which is great.”
As of April 9, there have been at least 450,682 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, with 16,231 deaths from coronavirus-related illness.
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