'The Bachelorette' alum Ali Fedotowsky reveals she was tested for coronavirus and awaiting results
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/17/2020
The Bachelorette alum Ali Fedotowsky has revealed she was tested for coronavirus after experiencing symptoms associated with the virus and is currently waiting for her results.
Ali, who starred on the sixth season of The Bachelorette, got tested for coronavirus on Saturday.
"I just got tested for coronavirus. I've just had this tightness in my chest for the past little while and it hurts to take deep breaths," Ali, 35, told her followers on Sunday, March 15, according to Us Weekly.
"I've just been really rundown and I've just had some chills so I just thought, 'You know what, I'm just going to get checked to be safe.'"
Ali, who shares daughter Molly, 3, and son Riley, 21 months, with husband Kevin Manno, has been self-quarantining with her family ever since due to concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
"No fever so I feel pretty strongly that I don't have it but the doctor and urgent care felt the safe thing to do would be to get tested since the X-ray of my lungs showed white spots," Ali reportedly explained.
"The crazy thing is actually I don't know when I'm going to get the results because they said it could take anywhere from 48 hours to three weeks. Three weeks!"
"Hopefully that's not the case," she added, "because if that is the case, our healthcare system is totally messed up."
Ali said she felt better one day after receiving the test but still encouraged people to "take this seriously."
"Do not go out. Don't go out to restaurants and bars, self-quarantine if you can," she asked her followers, according to Us. "Social distance. Just please, please, please take this seriously and, of course, wash your hands."
Ali has been using the quarantine as a way to spend quality time with her family. She has posted videos on her Instagram Stories of the kids making a blanket tunnel, dancing in the dark with flashlights, and cuddling up and watching TV.
Ali also shared a video in which she and Kevin were trying to teach Molly how to properly wash her hands.
"Hopefully I don't have it, although I have a feeling that a lot of our population has it unfortunately and there's just not a test available to tell," Ali said in her Instagram Stories on Tuesday.
Ali recalled the coronavirus test being "intense" and "not pleasant." She explained a swab had been stuck up both of her nostrils multiple times -- which apparently hurt and caused her to tear up -- and she also received a respiratory test.
"Who knows what's going to happen. Everyone, just stay home," Ali said on Instagram Stories.
"That's the best we can do right now... I think so many people are positive and the only thing we can do at this point is stay home so the people who are really sick can get tested and get the care they need."
The coronavirus outbreak has led major cities, including Massachusetts and New York City, to shut down restaurants, bars and schools as the number of confirmed cases rises.
Ali first appeared on Jake Pavelka's season of The Bachelor before handing out roses herself.
"Can you imagine how different my life would be if I had ended up with the person I chose on the Bachelorette?! It's surreal to think about," Ali captioned two photos of her kids on Instagram last week.
"I wouldn't have these two munchkins in my life (or my amazing husband) who are my entire world!... Everything will work out just the way it is supposed to be. Because there's no doubt in my mind that I was supposed to be Molly and Riley's mom (and Kevin's wife!)"