Kelly Ripa is proud of her son.
This week on “Live With Kelly and Ryan”, the co-host opened up about the learning struggles her son Joaquin has been facing as he applies to colleges.
“Joaquin is trying to decide on a college right now, and he’s got lots of options,” she said.
“Mark and I were FaceTiming the other night… Mark got very emotional, and very choked up, because he said, ‘You know, I never thought he would be able to go to college.’ Because he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic,” Ripa revealed.
She explained that “through hard work, determination, [and] remediation,” Joaquin was able to overcome the “misunderstood learning difference,” and that in the end the experience for their family has been a “blessing.”
“Kids with dyslexia learn how to read the room, they pick up on social cues… their other skills become [stronger],” she said.
Ripa also said that while it’s emotional sending her kids off to school, she doesn’t expect her and husband Mark Consuelos to become empty-nesters.
“They keep coming back,” she said of her kids.