Kelly Ripa

Birth Name: Kelly Maria Ripa

Place of Birth: Stratford, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 2, 1970

Ethnicity:
*75% Italian
*25% Irish

Kelly Ripa is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer. She has hosted or co-hosted the show Live! with Kelly and Ryan, under various titles, since 2001. She played Hayley Vaughan Santos for twelve 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, with whom she has three children.

A DNA test whose results Kelly displayed in an Ancestry.com commercial stated that Kelly’s genetic ancestry is:

*74% Italian

Her Italian roots are in Calabria, Marche, and Abruzzo.

Kelly has said:

…when Ancestry approached me, I was like ‘I already know what I am. I already know.’ And they were like, ‘Well, don’t be so sure.’ I found out all
this stuff… seeing how my dad’s side of the family and my mom’s side… all sort of migrated around the same time… from different parts of Italy. So it was, to me, very fascinating and very interesting. And once you start really finding out about yourself, it really does explain a lot. I found out I’m the tiniest percent Greek. And I love Greece. I always feel a connection there, and I don’t know why. I never understood that, and now I’m like, ‘Maybe it’s because I’m Greek, who knew?’

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

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was named Maria. Maria was Italian.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was named Paul Reilly.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother was 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) – https://www.geni.com

Kelly’s maternal grandmother, Esther A. DiPretoro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Miro Vrlik Photography LLC / Shutterstock.com

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26 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    “I found out all this stuff. Like yes I am Italian, but I always thought that I was French also, and I’m not French at all. My mom’s grandmother was not French, she was Irish but her name sounded French, so the family folklore was that she was a French lady. A French piano player, they said. It’s moreso the stories and seeing how my dad’s side of the family and my mom’s side of the family all sort of migrated around the same time and all wound up in the same place, not knowing each other or being related to each other, and being from different parts of Italy. So it was, to me, very fascinating and very interesting. And once you start really finding out about yourself, it really does explain a lot. I found out I’m the tiniest percent Greek. And I love Greece. I always feel a connection there, and I don’t know why. I never understood that, and now I’m like, ‘Maybe it’s because I’m Greek, who knew?’”
    https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/kelly-ripa-husband-mark-consuelos-instagram-shaming

    Ancestry commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTki8Pc0PYo

    -74% Italian

  2. andrew says:

    https://www.geni.com/people/Kelly-Ripa/6000000017926230431

    * 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.

  3. savanna says:

    Her paternal grandparents are Joseph Ripa and Maria. Both born in Italy.
    http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Ripa-Family-Tree-4

    Her maternal grandparents are Paul Reilly and Esther.
    https://www.facebook.com/96044588069/photos/a.10152173015718070.1073741826.96044588069/10153271832838070/?type=3&theater

  4. savanna says:

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

    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJLD-Q297

  5. GiacomoPpn says:

    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 says:

      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.

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