Joseph Ripa - Meet Father Of Kelly Ripa

by anupama Fri Jul 30 2021 Updated On Fri Jul 29 2022
Joseph Ripa - Meet Father Of Kelly Ripa

Joseph Ripa is the father of American dancer, actress, talk show host, and television producer Kelly Maria Ripa. He is of Italian and Irish ancestry. 

Joseph’s wife

Joseph was born on July 3, 1939. He was brought and raised in Stratford, Camden County, New Jersey. He got married to a woman named Esther Ripa

Joseph Ripa with his wife Esther Ripa
Joseph Ripa with his wife Esther Ripa. Source: Pinterest

She was born on June 23, 1941. She is eighty years old as of 2021. He kept her nickname Essie

She never had a career. She did not have any professional jobs and took care of her family. She is a homemaker. 

The couple’s wedding took place in 1967, and they have been together for fifty-four years. 

Father of two

Joseph is a father of two kids. His wife Essie gave birth to their first daughter Linda Ripa on December 3, 1968. She is fifty-two years old. 

She also worked as a model and actress during her early days and is also the author of a children’s book. 

The couple had their second daughter on October 2, 1970. They named her Kelly Maria Ripa. She is fifty years old. 

After the birth of their two daughters, Joseph moved to Berlin to raise his kids. 

Joseph Ripa's wife Esther Ripa and daughters Linda and Kelly Ripa
Joseph Ripa's wife Esther Ripa and daughters Linda and Kelly Ripa. Source: Pinterest

His first daughter Linda was married to a cop. 

His other daughter Kelly's husband Mark Consuelos, with whom she got married in the year 1996. 

He is also an actor well known for his portrayal of Mateo Santos in a television series called All My Children

A bus driver

Joseph studied at Camden High School and graduated in the year 1957. After completing high school, he went on to study at Rutgers University

He graduated with a degree in Labor Relations and Real Estate Sales. 

During his early life, he worked as a bus driver to pay off his college fees and miscellaneous expenses. 

He earned a handsome amount of money working in the public transportation field. 

Journey as a USA Army

Joseph served as the US army after his career in public transportation. He was first elected as Vice President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 880

In the early 1990s, he worked as a Vice President of the Central Labor Council of Camden and Gloucester Counties

After that, he served as the board of directors of the union organization for social services. He also served as a chairman of the South Jersey Labor Council

He was treasurer as well as manager at People's Transport Federal Credit Union

As a member of the New Jersey transportation Trust Fund Authority, he was a Trustee for Camden County College. 

He was also a commissioner of the South Jersey Transportation Authority. He volunteered for the United Way. 

He served as a meal captain at the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Likewise, he was elected as a Camden County Freeholder in the year 2004

He continued to work there till 2009. After working as a freeholder for five years, he was appointed to serve as a County Clerk.

 He was first elected as County Clerk in the year 2009 and was re-elected in the year 2014

Grandfather of three kids

Joseph is a grandfather of three children from his second daughter Kelly Ripa. His first grandson Michael Ripa was born on June 2, 1997. He is twenty-four years old. 

His first granddaughter was born on June 16, 2001. She is twenty years old. His third grandson Joaquin Antonio was born on February 4, 2003. He is eighteen years old. 

Net Worth

The net worth of Joseph has not been disclosed to the public.  However, the net worth of his daughter Kelly is given below

Net WorthSources
$120 millionActress, Model, Television Host, Producer


  • Joseph Ripa is eighty-two years old.
  • His nationality is American.

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