Like many celebrities — including Kim Kardashian, Selma Blair, and Jessica Alba — Kelly Ripa has been all about the throwback photos this year. Just a few weeks ago, the 50-year-old actor and talk show host shared a super-cute flashback photo of herself and husband Mark Consuelos from 2014, and this weekend, she took the cuteness factor up a notch with an adorable throwback snapshot of herself as a young toddler with bangs and pigtails on Christmas.
On the afternoon of Friday, December 11, the multi-hyphenate mom of three posted her throwback holiday photo with the caption: "#fbf A holiday story. Jersey 1974 Vs. Sardinia 1972. The little girl holding her shoe grew up to marry the little boy riding his horse.♥️🎄🎅🏽 ." Sure enough, in a second photo, Mark Consuelos is featured as a toddler on Christmas, too, and it's beyond adorable. (That smile, though.)
Naturally, fans have flooded the star's comment section with messages like: "Can your mom please give me pigtail lessons?! No one wore them better or cuter than you🥰," "Okay, absolutely adorable❤️🎄❤️," and "I mean....the cuteness🥰." Additionally, myriad folks are pointing out how Ripa still looks the same today, and well, it's true: You can totally tell it's her in the photo despite how young she was. Her stunning features are all the same.
This isn't the first time Ripa's released a photo of herself with pigtails and bangs, either. In fact, right now her profile photo on Instagram is a picture of herself with the exact same hairstyle — that, and she appears to be the same age in it, too.
Needless to say, we're so here for this precious holiday throwback and hope she continues to share more flashback photos in the new year.
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