Last night on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian revealed that she and her children had tested positive for COVID-19. And because the episode also featured footage from Kim's 40th birthday party (which she and her friends quarantined for), there was speculation that she caught the virus on the somewhat controversial trip—a claim she's firmly denied.
As Vulture reports, Kim took it to Twitter and wrote "False. Nobody caught Covid from the trip. Saint was the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first. I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him.”
Kim also spoke about this experience in a KUWTK confessional, saying "We test our kids once a week because they go to school and so they have to get tested in order to go to this little pod, so someone at school tested positive and my son was around that. So Saint has COVID, and I'm just really worried about him. He's crying and coughing on me and I'm trying to not freak anyone out but now I have to figure out what we're going to do, especially with the three other kids."
Kim ended up testing positive as she was studying for the "Baby Bar" exam, and went ahead and took the test despite being sick: "I'm feeling pretty shitty. North and I kept feeling really sick, and we took tests right before I went to bed and when I woke up in the morning the tests came back positive. We're supposed to do 12-hour study sessions every single day leading up until the test, and I've just been feeling so sick and so just awful with COVID that I can hardly even get out of bed and study."
She later explained to the cameras, "If I start the test and I feel like I can't push through, and I feel really sick, I'll stop that. My health obviously comes first, I know that, but if I waited, I would have to wait another six months to take this test and I don't really want to do that. So I'm kind of clear on the decision that I'm going to take this test, and I'm just going to give it my best shot."
Fortunately, Kim and her kids fully recovered, and while Kim didn't pass the test, she recently confirmed that she's preparing to take it again soon.
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