As I’m sure almost all of you reading this know, last night the 2020 Academy Awards kicked off. This year in particular, the Academy Awards caused a social media frenzy when Parasite nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture. Kelly Ripa, talk show host of Live! with Kelly and Ryan, was tasked with interviewing Oscar winners once they made their way backstage. We all know who Kelly Ripa is, but did most of you know that she’s a proud member of the Italian American community? Kelly was born and raised in New Jersey to Italian American parents. She is three quarters Italian and one quarter Irish. She is best known for role as Hayley Vaughn All My Children and eventually becoming the cohost of Live! with Regis and Kelly. She replaced actress Kathie Lee as cohost.
Her husband, Mark Consuelos, is also a proud member of the Italian American community and even spent time living in Italy. Mark is fifty-fifty split of Mexican and Italian. His father is from Mexico and his mother is from Italy, where they all lived together for a number of years. Mark is fluent in Italian as you can see by clicking the link below!
Anthony Sciarratta is a proud Italian American and full time author. His debut novel, Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story, was released across the world on November 5th, 2019. Sources: Main Image: YouTube