Contrary to popular belief, COVID-19 can affect anyone regardless of age or class. Reality mogul Khloe Kardashian found this out the hard way in March 2020 when she contracted coronavirus, revealing that the worst part was having to stay away from her daughter, 2-year-old True Thompson.
On Thursday’s (October 29) episode of her family’s popular reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloe spoke about her ordeal. After having to go into California’s state-mandated lockdown, Khloe found herself becoming ill and self-quarantined while awaiting her COVID-19 test results. Although she struggled with being away from True, her (then ex) boyfriend and True’s father, NBA player Tristan Thompson, was there to take care of them.
“Until we get my test results back, the doctors have advised to act as if I am positive for corona and self-isolate and not come in contact with my child or anybody else in my household,” said Khloe in a confessional. “Thank god Tristan is now back in California. I mean, no matter how sick I am, I’m still constantly focused and thinking about True.”
“It just breaks my heart. If she sees me, she’s gonna freak out because she has been missing me,” said Khloe. “Not being able to be with your own child really sucks because she doesn’t know it’s for her well-being.”
Khloe did end up testing positive for COVID-19, along with her sister Kim’s husband, rapper Kanye West. Khloe praised Tristan for helping her through her sickness at the time. “Tristan doesn’t live here, he has his own house, but I really appreciate how attentive and responsible he’s been,” said Khloe.
“I mean he asks me for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, what I want to eat. He literally gets it for me, puts it on a tray, and leaves it outside of my door. We have a little system. He knocks, so I want him to really feel celebrated and loved. He’s been helping take care of True while I have been on lockdown in my bedroom.”
Khloe Kardashian eventually made a full recovery, and her advice back then was for people to take COVID-19 seriously, which is still relevant advice at the time of this writing. “I feel so much better now, thank the Lord, but I want everyone to take this really seriously or it’s going to spread and it will spread fast.”