Kelly Ripa Defends Reading Her Daughter's Social Media Feeds

"My daughter always says she wants more privacy," Ripa said.

"My daughter always says she wants more privacy, and I respect that," she told People magazine. "I said, 'If you want to keep a diary instead of Instagram, then you will have privacy. I will not read your diary, but if you're going to be on Instagram, I'm going to read that, because that's not private. That is social media.' That's how we work it out in our house."

In fact, Ripa said that in her day, "We had one phone, it was in the kitchen, and if we wanted privacy, then we would have to stretch the phone cord as far as it could go down the basement stairs."

Ripa has been honest and upfront as of late about her parenting and how Lola, being a teenage girl, isn't her biggest fan right now.