Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos
' oldest son, Michael, recently went off to college, and his dad shared with ET
the kind gesture he received from the freshman. "I went back and visited New York last week, and he took me out for dinner," he said in October. "Truth be told, the money he paid, you know, with dinner, I think we gave him that money... [but] he reached into his pocket, which I think is a great, great habit to have."