The Live With Kelly and Ryan cohost, 50, shared the information throughout a Tuesday, March 16, episode of the morning present.
“The Consueloses have decided to undertake Lena,” she revealed, sharing a number of pics of her lovely pooch.
Their new pet, a Maltese/Shih Tzu combine, was beforehand featured on Ripa and Ryan Seacrest‘s present on March 8. The New Jersey native and Consuelos, 49, even have one other canine named Chewie.
Earlier than welcoming Lena into their house, Ripa stated in the course of the present, they needed to verify she match into the household.
“My entire concern was that I didn’t need Chewie to really feel changed in any method,” she stated, noting that she reached out to her good friend/canine coach Andrea Arden for recommendations on the matter. Fortuitously for Ripa and the previous athlete, Lena and Chewie hit it off rapidly. In reality, it was a candy second between the canine that sealed the deal.
“Chewie was exterior [Lena’s] crate, sitting subsequent to her with their noses collectively,” Ripa recalled.
The canine’s title within the shelter was Angelina, Ripa stated, however her children needed to modify it up. They in the end selected Lena, however needed one thing that might match with Chewie.
“My children need her title to be Leia, as in Princess Leia, as a result of we’ve Chewie,” she defined. “I don’t know. I would like steering.”
Ripa’s children Michael, 23, Lola, 19, and Joaquin, 18, received’t be round a lot to see the pup develop, nonetheless. Her youngest just lately committed to the University of Michigan, the place he plans to be a part of the wrestling group. The varsity shared the information on Saturday, March 13, by way of Instagram. “SIGNED: Welcome to the household, @joaquinconsuelos! #NewBlue #GoBlue.”
The Riverdale star commented on the put up with muscle emojis earlier than sharing it by way of his Instagram Story. Ripa, for her half, opened up about her son’s resolution throughout an episode of Stay With Kelly and Ryan a month earlier. She stated Joaquin was “making an attempt to determine,” and famous that the method had been onerous on her husband.
“He’s obtained plenty of choices,” she stated in the course of the present in February. “Mark obtained very emotional and really choked up as a result of he stated, ‘You already know, I by no means thought he would have the ability to go to school as a result of he was profoundly dyslexic and dysgraphic.’”
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