How COVID-19 Hit the Kardashian Family

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It’s time to keep up with the Kardashians during quarantine. Keeping Up With the Kardashians is taking on COVID-19 and quarantine in the latest season. In season 19 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the family is taking fans through its experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the whole family planned to attend Kanye West‘s Paris Yeezy Fashion Show in early March, only Kim and Kourtney Kardashian felt comfortable attending. Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian talked about their decision not to go on the most recent episode of KUWTK.

Khloe tells Scott, “Mom says they’re going to shut down the airport. She’s like if you go and they shut down the airport, you’re going to be away from True for God knows how long.” Scott responds with similar worries, especially with Kourtney going as well. “Kourtney says she’s going to take Penelope,” he tells Khloe. “Therefore, I don’t want to go and then my kids are at home. … We’re staying home baby,” Disick says.

Khloe and Scott come to the consensus that they’re too nervous to attend West’s Paris fashion show. “I might be overdramatic, but there’s just so much uncertainty that I don’t feel comfortable traveling,” Khloe admits to Scott. In the same episode, Kris Jenner jokes with Kim and Scott, “If we all got quarantined, we’d have a lot of fun together.” Just you wait, Kris.

Kim & Kourtney Fled Paris

While Kourtney and Kim felt comfortable flying to Paris to support West’s show, they just made it home before major shutdowns. The show took place on March 3, 2020, and just two weeks later, on March 17, President Emmanuel Macron enforced severe restrictions throughout the country and internationally, according to the BBC. Since March 1, more than 31,000 people in France have died from COVID-19, one of the highest counts in Europe.

Right before they leave for Paris, both Kim and Kourtney confess their COVID-19 fears and uncertainties. “It is a little bit scary just thinking of traveling, because there’s talk of the coronavirus circulating, and no one really knows a lot about it,” Kim says in a confessional.

Shortly after arriving in Paris, Kourtney even admits that traveling to Paris was more of a last-minute decision. “For maybe a week and a half, it’s been going back and forth,” Kourtney says in a confessional. “Things seem to be escalating with the coronavirus.” Both Kim and Kourtney don’t even know if West’s fashion show will still take place just a day before the show. “Because of the coronavirus, we weren’t even sure the show was happening,” Kim says. Kim confesses that while she’s disappointed that Scott and Khloe chose not to come, she completely understands their rationale.

At the Yeezy season 8 collection fashion show, North West made her rapping debut. She proclaimed, “My name is Northie,” and then began to rap. Kanye didn’t tell Kim about her performance, and Kim was quite the beaming mom. “I’m so proud of how confident she is,” Kim says in a confessional. “She obviously gets that from her dad.”

Khloe Gets Tested for COVID-19

E!Khloe Kardashian gets swabbed for COVID-19, courtesy of E!

Khloe got tested for COVID-19 earlier this year. The latest teaser trailer for season 19 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians shows the 36-year-old reality television star getting swabbed for a COVID-19 test.

Kylie Jenner also spilled that someone in the Kardashian-Jenner circle has tested positive for COVID-19. “It’s just scary when someone so close to home has tested positive,” she says in another trailer for the upcoming KUWTK season.

Kim Kardashian also FaceTimes Kourtney distressed about Khloe’s health and safety. “I’m super worried that Khloe is so sick,” she reveals. The trailer then cuts to Khloe uncontrollably coughing – a well-known symptom of COVID-19 – on camera in her bedroom.

Kris Cries Over Her Mom

Khloe isn’t the only KarJenner affected by the virus. M.J. – Jenner’s older mother – has had to stay in strict isolation due to her age and preexisting conditions. In one teaser for season 19 of KUWTK, Jenner Zooms with Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Scott.

“We’re at another week of quarantine,” Kris says. “It’s going to be a while until we can get together for a big family dinner again, so I decided to have the whole family come together and do a video call.”

While talking about their quarantine life, Kris admits that the isolation has taken a toll on her. “I don’t know about you guys, but I have good days and bad,” Kris says. “But it’s just about not being able to see you guys. I get really sad.”

As soon as Kim asks Kris about M.J., she breaks down crying. “She is good, but you guys should FaceTime with her because she gets kind of lonely,” she says. “The last time I saw her, like three weeks ago, I took her for a little ride before they really shut everything down. We just drive around and just some familiar spots.”

Prior to quarantine, M.J. suffered a severe injury, so she’s been home even longer than most people. “I just miss her. I feel so bad because she’s lonely,” Kris confesses. “She’s been in that apartment for two months because of her fracture…I really miss M.J. a lot. We always have things planned and talk about where we’re going to go and what we’re going to do. The longer this goes, I’m feeling a sense of loss because I can’t be with her.”

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