Kim Kardashian on Thursday denied having caught COVID-19 amid her trip with family and friends to a private island last fall, amid her revelation on Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she battled coronavirus in the weeks following the tropical excursion.
Following a Buzzfeed report stating that ‘it seems that Kim tested positive roughly 10 days after returning from the infamous trip, and the Kardashians decided against disclosing her diagnosis at the time,’ Kim, 40, took to Twitter to refute the notion she contracted the virus while on the French Polynesian vacation.
She wrote in response to the outlet, ‘False. Nobody caught Covid from the trip,’ saying that her five-year-old son ‘Saint was the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first.
The latest: Kim Kardashian, 40, on Thursday denied having caught COVID-19 amid her trip with family and friends to a private island last fall, amid her revelation on Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she battled coronavirus in the weeks following the tropical excursion
‘I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him.’
The reality star – who shares daughter North, seven, daughter Chicago, three, and son Psalm, two, with ex Kanye West – was seen in the episode coping with the virus as she prepared for the baby bar exam in her journey to becoming an attorney, in hopes of following in the path of her late father Robert Kardashian.
The Buzzfeed report delved into specific dates, noting how the vacation took place around Kim’s birthday October 21, and the test was taken November 17.
Citing the timing of filming and an Instagram selfie, the report said that Kim’s actions suggest her positive case occurred ‘on or around Saturday, November 7,’ which traced to about 10 days after she came home from the birthday vacation.
Details: Kim, 40, took to Twitter Thursday to refute the notion she contracted the virus while on the French Polynesian vacation
Perseverance: In the episode, Kim was seen studying in the weeks before her baby bar exam on November 17
The report suggested that a coronavirus diagnosis would have been further bad PR after the family caught considerable flak for the getaway in the first place amid a time of widespread lockdown and rising infections and deaths tied to the virus.
On the show Thursday, which was filmed last November, Kim went into detail about the protocols that were in place for her son’s education.
‘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,’ she said, ‘so someone at school tested positive and my son was around that.’
Flashback: The Kardashians caught considerable flak for the getaway amid a time of widespread lockdown and rising infections and deaths linked to the virus
Kim said that North had also contracted the illness, leading to the family isolating, production shutting down, and Kim self-shooting for the E! series.
‘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 said in the episode. ‘I’m feeling extremely achy, so bad, like, the worst back pain. I’m so tired, I have 104 fever, I don’t know how I’m going to do this.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to Kim’s reps for comment on the story.
Kim’s denial on Twitter follows a string of rough press as it was revealed that she was sued Monday by seven workers who claimed she failed to pay overtime, provide legally mandated breaks and reimburse them for expenses.
Her failure to pass the baby bar exam the first time also was brought up during preview articles in the media about the episode.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians can be seen on E! Thursdays at 8/7c.
Kim last year posed with family in a shot from the tropical vacation last October, as she hoped to ‘pretend things were normal’ about seven months after the start of lockdowns