‘I’ve lost my taste and smell’: Bachelorette alum Kaitlyn Bristowe updates fans on COVID-19 symptoms
She and her boyfriend spent Christmas suffering from COVID-19.
And on Sunday, Kaitlyn Bristowe gave fans an update via Instagram Story.
‘So, I’ve officially lost my taste and smell,’ the recent Dancing With The Stars champ shared in a video clip.
Sick: She and her boyfriend spent Christmas suffering from COVID-19. And on Sunday, Kaitlyn Bristowe gave fans an update via Instagram Story
The former Bachelorette, 35, said at first she figured she didn’t have any symptoms of the coronavirus.
‘And then a few days went by and I was, ‘Oh, okay, I just feel like I have a cold,’ she said. ‘And then another day goes by and I’ve lost my smell and my taste.’
She went on: ‘It’s just so unpredictable, and I think that’s the scariest part about COVID.’
Symptoms: ‘So, I’ve officially lost my taste and smell,’ the recent Dancing With The Stars champ shared. ‘It’s just so unpredictable, and I think that’s the scariest part about COVID’
Covid-19 diagnosis: Bristowe announced that she and her boyfriend Jason Tartick had tested positive for the coronavirus on Christmas eve
Bristowe and boyfriend Jason Tartick tested positive for the virus on Christmas Eve.
She shared an Instagram snap showing the couple posed in front of a Christmas tree and explained: ‘Unfortunately, this is our Christmas card this year. We have Covid.’
She continued: ‘Jason and I had been trying to quarantine before seeing family. We thought we were making a responsible decision to have ONE person over, who had been tested daily for work.’
Kaitlyn, who was on season 19 of The Bachelor and Bachelorette season 11, added: ‘Negative tests 4 days in a row. The day we saw her, she became positive which we all found out the next day.
‘Now, like many, we will spend Christmas by ourselves. We just want to let everyone know that we thought we were being safe, but covid is bigger than us.’
Speaking out: ‘Now, like many, we will spend Christmas by ourselves. We just want to let everyone know that we thought we were being safe, but covid is bigger than us,’ she wrote
Soon after, Jason, 32, took to his Instagram to share their story as well as a video: ‘We had a responsible quarantine plan in place so that we could see my family for the holiday. Shame on us, we didn’t stick to the plan. We made an adult decision to allow a friend over during the quarantine time bc for a project she was working on she was required to be tested and showed 3 negative tests in a row for her work.’
The star, who starred as a contestant on the 14th season of The Bachelorette, said: ‘On her way home Sunday, her Saturday morning test came in positive. You just can never be cautious and careful. There’s no outthinking this god awful virus, lesson learned.’
Kaitlyn won Dancing With The Stars season 29 with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev on November 23, 2020.
Kaitlyn and Jason began dating in January 2019; they share a home together in Nashville, Tennessee with their two pups – golden retrievers called Ramen and Pinot from rescue group Bunnys Buddies.
Winner: The fomer Bachelorette had been back in the spotlight this fall as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars. She and pro Artem Chigvintsev were the season 29 champions