Kelly Ripa

by ethnic on July 10, 2010

Birth Name: Kelly Maria Ripa

Place of Birth: Stratford, New Jersey, USA

Date of Birth: 2 October 1970

*75% Italian
*25% Irish

Kelly Ripa is an American television host, actress, and producer. She has hosted the show Live with Kelly, under various formats, since 2001. She played Hayley Vaughan Santos for 12 years on the soap opera All My Children, and Faith Fairfield on Hope & Faith, both series on ABC.

Kelly is the daughter of Esther A. (Reilly) and Joseph R. Ripa. Kelly is married to actor Mark Consuelos.

It is said that Kelly stated on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2006, that she is of three quarters Italian and one quarter Irish descent.

Kelly’s paternal grandparents were Giuseppe Ripa/Joseph (the son of Elpidio Ripa) and Maria. Giuseppe was born in San Elpidio (now Sant’Elpidio a Mare), Province of Fermo, Marche, Italy. Maria was also Italian.

Kelly’s maternal grandparents were Paul Reilly and Esther A. DiPretoro (the daughter of Palmerino DiPretoro and Mary Laurogna). Esther was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents, from Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Ripa (focusing on her father’s side) –

Kelly’s maternal grandmother, Esther A. DiPretoro, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Miro Vrlik Photography LLC /

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andrew September 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

* Giuseppe Ripa was born in San Elpidio (now Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Province of Fermo, Marche, Italy)
* Esther A. DiPretoro’s parents were from Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy.

savanna February 24, 2016 at 5:44 am

Her paternal grandparents are Joseph Ripa and Maria. Both born in Italy.

Her maternal grandparents are Paul Reilly and Esther.

savanna December 31, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Her parents are Joseph R Ripa and Esther A “Essie”.

GiacomoPpn April 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

Sorry at all for my bad english.
I am Italian and I will now explain briefly how things stand, because it seems to me that you Americans have a somewhat ridiculous ignorance. The Italian race is 45/50% Celtic (La Tene and Villanovan), another 30% is made up of Germans because of the centuries-old domination of the Goths, Lombards, Franks, Normans etc.. The other 20% is divided in Mediterranean populations (especially Iberian and Greek). To make easy,I can give examples this ethnic division with players from the italian national team:

For the first part (Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, Giampaolo Pazzini, Christian Maggio, etc.) These may be identified as a typical Italian (majority)

For the second part (Claudio Marchisio, Ignazio Abate, Daniele De Rossi, Domenico Criscito, Davide Biondini, etc.) (Germanics)

The third part (Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella, Gennaro Gattuso, Vincenzo Iaquinta, etc.) (greek/mediterranean)

In the far south (Sicily, southern Calabria, Salento), this last percentage increases because the Germanic peoples in middle age (especially Norman) have made ​​a sort of apartheid legacy of ethnic discrimination against the minority Greek and Berber. For this reason, these communities have moved to the west of Sicily with a forced movement similar to that of the British Isles Celtic (particularly in the province of Trapani) for their poverty these were the largest group to immigrate to america between 1880 and 1915.

However, if you want to talk about countries that do you not know, I reveal you a method. Look at the national team football, rugby, swimming, etc. of these countries and not look their descendants with mixed blood for generations in America. So cannot go wrong

Tux July 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

You may be Italian but you’re also wrong about a lot of things. No place in Italy has strong Germanic influence only south tyrol does and that’s because the people in it are actually Germans. Numerous genetic test have been done on Northern Italians and they overlap most with Southern French and Spaniards NOT Germans or any Germanic country. So unless Spaniards or Southern French are Germans not even Northern Italians are related to Germans.

It would appear you’re just basing races on features like eye color or whatever which is stupid. Phenotype doesn’t = phenotype. Those blue eyed people you’re associating with Germanic countries would still cluster to other Italians and not Germans regardless of their eye color. Blue eyes didn’t come from northern europe originally to begin with. It’s more common there only through sexual selection. Claudio Marchisio and the rest of those people you listed under germanic just look like blue eyed Italians they don’t look like Germans at all. Being light haired or blue eyed doesn’t make someone Germanic. There’s a lot more to it and Germanic blonde fair types look drastically different from Latin ones.

athelya November 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

i agree

ignorant killer 2 March 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

so you created this whole site.

ignorant killer 2 March 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

shut up N****r

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm


Wow, Lopac! I knew you were racist. People gave me a low rating for asking Ethnic to delete your racist comments as well, but this comment is proof that you are one.

Your comments on the pages of Mila Kunis and Paul Walker, defending them against the white supremacist ‘Viking,’ were just a front . . . like I thought they were.

Fuck you and Viking.

ignorant killer 2 March 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I’m white I just like all races and I get piss when they’re insulting them. I’m fair.

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm


I wasn’t insulting any race on this page, and you called me a n****r.

Fuck you.

ignorant killer 2 March 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I called you a n****r because you keep following everywhere just mind your own buissness.

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

This is a public site, idiot. Not a private site. Everything you post is visible. That is no reason to be racist.

ignorant killer 2 March 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

come on. this is your argument she’s also irish. thats why she looks white. you keep pointing out all the italians who are mix with northern europeans. what can you say about ray romano, or pauly d, or the joe pesci, or tony danza, or al paccino. I can go on and on and on. focus on the pure italians don’t focus on the ones that are mix.

Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

She is 3/4th Italian, idiot. She is 75% Italian, and it has a lot to do with her phenotype given it makes up the majority of her ancestry. Italians are white. Move on with your life. Your hatred for Southern Europeans is disgusting.

ignorant killer 2 March 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I repeat Why do you care your not White.

Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

If you consider Southern Europeans not to be white, then why are you concerning yourself with them? Pay attention to ‘Anglos,’ the only ones who you think are white.

ignorant killer 2 March 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I just want to wake people up. and don’t considered southern european white. there not at the same level as N.E.

Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

There are no levels, you supremacist nutjob.

no March 17, 2012 at 4:48 am

No i pointed out 3 other who were just Italian i could of pointed out more but it was to time consuming Kelly is only1/4 Irish is Italians are so dark she would of come out way more darker than she is.Pauly D whos day is gym TANNING and Laundry no way.Your fighting a failing battle why does it bother you people see them as white.

no March 17, 2012 at 5:22 am

Your so dumb obviously Italian per average a person from Finland or say Norway are going to be darker because Italy gets more sun but not all .I already said some Italians are dark and you said the majority are and i said dont be stereotypical you cant go around saying they all look Arab or Persian i know you just lying and want to see Italians and Spanish as something else altogether .
Hey check this out

Italian prime minister

no March 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

3/4 Italian do you see what im getting at for all the majority you try say should be way darker there is many that are not .this is why i hate stereotypes Italians come in many different shades

Lopac Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm
ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

She is not white. She is Italian.

ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

She is white.

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