Kelly Ripa Claims Her Son Is Living In ‘Extreme Poverty’ In Brooklyn Because He Has To Pay Rent

Kelly Ripa has drawn a considerable amount of ire for suggesting that her son is now living in “extreme poverty” after moving out and into his own place in Brooklyn.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, Ripa claimed that her and husband Mark Consuelos’ eldest son, Michael, is “chronically poor” now that he’s moved out of his parents’ house simply because he… has to pay rent?

“I think he loves the freedom. He hates paying his own rent and he’s chronically poor,” she said. “I don’t think he ever really experienced extreme poverty like now.”


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Considering the fact that Ripa and Consuelos are millionaires and are likely paying Michael’s rent or at least still helping him financially, the likelihood that he’s “chronically poor” is pretty slim to none. There’s also the fact that no one who’s truly experiencing “extreme poverty” has the option to move into their own apartment.

Unsurprisingly, people on social media did not take it well when they heard Ripa’s comments. Here are some of the best responses.