Kelly Ripa admits she's really regretful' she didn’t have a fourth child

Not enough! Kelly Ripa shares three kids with her husband, Mark Consuelos, but admitted she would have liked one more on a Tuesday, February 5, episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan.

“I am regretful that we didn’t have more,” Ripa, 48, told her cohost, Ryan Seacrest. “There is [sic] many different reasons. First of all, triangulation. When they are small … you always have two against one. It is just the way it is, it’s unavoidable.”

She added: “But I also just loved having them. I adore them as the grown-ups that they’ve become … but when they are tiny, they are just so adorable. And they say amazing things, and I miss all of that.”

The All My Children alum married Consuelos, 47, in 1996, and gave birth to her first child one year later. The couple now share Michael, 21, Lola, 17, and Joaquin, 15.

Ripa had babies on the brain because her close friend Andy Cohen announced the arrival of his first child via surrogate just hours earlier.

“WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen,” the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host, 50, captioned a father-son Instagram shot on Monday, February 4. “He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT. He is named after my grandfather Ben Allen. I’m in love. And speechless. And eternally grateful to an incredible surrogate. And I’m a dad. Wow.”

In addition to congratulating the Bravo star and joking about “moving in next door” to him, Ripa opened up on her show about what a great dad Cohen is already. “He looks like he’s been born to do this his whole life,” the Emmy winner said. “I’m getting emotional because he has been at times a surrogate dad to my own kids. He is a great family man, and I am so happy and thrilled for you both because this baby is the luckiest baby.”

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US actress Kelly Ripa (L) and her husband Mark Consuelos arrive for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Kelly Ripa (L) and her husband Mark Consuelos arrive for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend Logo TV Fire Island Premiere Party at Atlas Social Club on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for VH1 & Logo Communications)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Executive producers Mark Consuelos (L) and Kelly Ripa attend the 'Fire Island' New York Premiere at Atlas Social Club on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (L-R) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 'Two Turns From Zero' book launch event at The Regency Bar and Grill on March 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Television personality Kelly Ripa (L) and actor Mark Consuelos attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 2017 American Songbook gala at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the The Cinema Society with Piaget Host an After Party for EuropaCorp's 'Miss Sloane' at 432 Park Avenue Residence 86B on December 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa attend the FOX Summer TCA Press Tour on August 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are seen in 'Midtown' on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Actress/TV personality Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos attend the 'Nothing Left Unsaid' New York premiere at Time Warner Center on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the 'All We Had' World Premiere - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at the John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the 2015 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend Andy Cohen & SiriusXM celebrate the launch of Cohen's New, Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, Radio Andy, at PHD Rooftop Lounge at The Dream Downtown in New York City on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the ceremony honoring Kelly Ripa with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Talkshow host Kelly Ripa and actor Mark Consuelos at the Kelly Ripa Star Ceremony on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Television host Kelly Ripa (L) and Mark Consuelos attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the '26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards' at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend The Opening Night After Party for 'It Shoulda Been You' on Broadway at The Edison Theater on April 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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