Chris Cuomo of CNN Reportedly Struggling After Wife's Positive COVID-19 Result
CCNN anchor Chris Cuomo is shaken to his "literal core" after his wife Cristina recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus - the one thing he hoped wouldn't happen.
Chris shared the news on Wednesday's episode of "Cuomo Prime Time" while speaking with his brother Andrew, and according to a source, the show host is "beating himself up" over it.
"Cristina now has COVID. She is now positive. And it just breaks my heart. It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn't happen, and now it has," Chris told his brother.
The source added that Cristina's symptoms are better than Chris experienced, but because they know quickly that can change, the couple is very concerned about their three children, Carolina, 11, Mario, 14, and Bella, 17.
Chris had been self-isolating in their basement at home since late March, and his symptoms got so bad that he hallucinated seeing his late father and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.
When Chris first revealed that he tested positive for the virus on social media, Chris said that he experienced symptoms ranging from shortness of breath, chills, and fever and said that it would make him feel "worse than this illness" if he had to give it to his family.
According to the source, Cristina is at home in quarantine, and since she takes good care of her health in general, they are hoping that it will help her battle with the virus.
Families all over know the reality our family faces: few are one case and done. Sure enough, Cristina has covid now. Kids are still healthy but this shook us at our literal core. All are stepping up. Can't wait to shake this fever so I can help her as she helped me. Sucks. pic.twitter.com/ncyoQ3saWc— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) April 16, 2020
In a later update, Chris expressed his feelings of helplessness since he is still recovering from the novel coronavirus amid his wife's diagnosis and wrote:
"Kids are still healthy but this shook us at our literal core. All are stepping up. Can't wait to shake this fever so I can help her as she helped me."
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You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. #bobmarley 🤢 Covid-19 got me. 🤢 A seemingly sinus-related infection was my first symptom. But the only frustrating part is I can’t be there for my kids right now in the way they need me as Chris is in isolation too still, no fever and feeling better. Bella, Mario and Carolina have grown up overnight—Bella, our 17-year-old daughter, stepped up cleaning, doing laundry, cooking for her siblings and getting them situated with google classroom, and caregiving her mother and father. Mario, her assistant. So much gratitude for them. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around them again. ♥️ ♥️♥️ I am committed to this naturopathic route more than ever. Support the immune system, not suppress it. Pooling anecdotal evidence and sharing methods for recovery are important. Why? Communication is all we’ve got right now. Please keep sharing your stories. It’s the only way we achieve freedom from fear. Staying strong is the battle.
Chris Cuomo experienced a setback two weeks into his recovery when his fever spiked again, preventing him from coming out of self-isolation.
Since 72-hours without a fever is the benchmark, Chris shared that he managed 60 hours without a temperature until it spiked again to 101 degrees, but said on April 15 that he is feeling much better.
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