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ABC News’ chief anchor revealed the news of his positive test result Monday on Good Morning America, having been tested after his wife contracted the virus. Speaking with Kimmel from his home, Stephanopoulos said while he experienced minor symptoms, his wife “was in bed for a couple of weeks.”
“I’ve never had a fever, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath,” he told Kimmel. He previously shared on GMA that he is “one of those cases that are basically asymptomatic.”
Stephanopoulos has continued to work from home and film in his dining room, to which Kimmel joked he doesn’t have his usual makeup team — “one for your hair, and one for each eyebrow.”
Alongside his GMA role, Stephanopoulos has played caretaker to his wife, who made a guest appearance to share her own experience with COVID-19. Wentworth was confined to her bedroom for 16 days while ill. When asked how well her husband did in his new at-home health care role, Wentworth joked, “He didn’t have to like bathe me or anything.”
“He brought me food and chicken soup and lemonade. He was actually a rock star,” she added.
Wentworth said that while battling COVID-19, her priority was “getting healthy” and her days were spent “basically sleeping and taking Tylenol PM.” There was also plenty of time to watch all of Mad Men. “In my delirium, I thought I was married to Jon Hamm and he was cheating on me,” she said next to a chuckling Stephanopoulos.
Kimmel has asked those appearing on the show to choose a charity to spotlight, and the couple opted for RIP Medical Debt, which allows donors to help forgive medical debt for individuals, families and veterans across the country.
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