LONGTIME host Kelly Ripa surprised fans with news that her and husband Mark Consuelos adopted a new puppy.
The addition to their family now joins Chewie, the family’s other rescue pup.
What type of dog does Kelly Ripa have?
Kelly Ripa, 50, adopted a Maltese/ Shih Tzu mix that was featured as an adoptable pet on Live's Happy Pets segment on March 8.
However, prior to adopting Lena, Ripa and Consuelos wanted to make sure the puppy got acclimated to her new environment and got along with Chewie.
Ripa spoke about the adoption after announcing it on the show, saying: “My whole fear was that I didn't want Chewie to feel replaced in any way."
The host also announced that she was able to train Lena through dog trainer Andrea Arden.
When did Kelly Ripa adopt her dog?
Ripa officially adopted Lena shortly after she took her home for the first time after the segment and saw Chewie making Lena company.
She explained: “Chewie was outside the [Lena's] crate, sitting next to her with their noses together.”
Ripa’s children wanted to name their newest puppy Leia as the princess from Star Wars, but she stuck to Lena for now as it is short for Angelina, her shelter name.
Similarly, Lena's brother Billie, also featured on the segment, was adopted by Live's executive producer Michael Gelman.
What is Kelly Ripa’s net worth?
Ripa is currently worth an estimated $120 million, while husband Mark is worth $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The couple have a combined net worth of approximately $160million.
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