Kelly Ripas son is unrecognizable in new photo shared ahead of long-awaited change

Kelly Ripa‘s son made waves with a post on social media on Friday and it wasn’t even clear that it was him. 

The TV host’s oldest child, Michael, took to Instagram stories and added a selfie where none of his features could be seen because they were hidden behind his mass of black hair. 

The aspiring filmmaker was teasing the fact he was in desperate need of a haircut and posed with his long tresses brushed over his face. He wrote: “Might be time for a trim soon.”

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Michael is forging forward with a career in the entertainment industry and is working incredibly hard to achieve his dreams. 

Kelly and her husband Mark Consuelos have raised their children – including Joaquin and Lol – in Manhattan, New York, and for the majority of their life the kids have lived in a gorgeous townhouse in the Upper East Side.

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However, Michael is now leading a very different life to what he was used to as a child.

Michael showcased a very different look on Instagram

He has swapped the Upper East Side for Bushwick, Brooklyn, and his parents were adamant that their children would be self-sufficient after leaving home.

The former All My Children star opened up about her oldest son Michael’s living situation during a previous appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. “Your son lives in Brooklyn now,” the chat show host said, to which she replied: “He lives in Bushwick.”

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She continued: “I think he loves the freedom, he hates paying his own rent and he is chronically poor. I don’t think he ever really experienced extreme poverty like now.”

A post shared by Michael Consuelos (@michael.consuelos)

Michael is carving out a career in the entertainment industry

She has also said: “I didn’t grow up privileged and neither did @instasuelos. We work and we expect our kids to as well. And the fact that a pack of fools want to [expletive] about that, I say let em.”

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