During Tuesday’s episode of her podcast, Baby Mamas No Drama, Lowry admitted she and her sons had likely contracted the virus during their recent vacation to the Dominican Republic.
Lowry has since passed it on to her co-host, Vee Rivera.
“For those of you guys listening who don’t know, Vee and I have COVID,” Lowry informed listeners at the start of the episode.
Lowry revealed that although her family had tested negative while on vacation and after returning, she began to feel sick a few days later.
“I knew because I felt like s— all week,” said Lowry of her diagnosis. “Once I lost my taste and my smell, I knew what it was. I knew.”
Rivera said she suspected she caught it from Lowry after they had recorded their podcast last week. Lowry apologized for coming in contact with her while she was positive, stating: “I would not have been around people if I knew I had COVID, but I tested negative twice.”
Lowry said of her sons — Isaac, 10, Lincoln, 7, and Lux Russell, 3, and Creed, 1 — have tested positive, but are all asymptomatic. Lowry’s ex Javi Marroquin, with whom she shares Lincoln, also tested positive.
“I don’t even know how this happened,” she added.
This is not the first time, however, Lowry has contracted COVID-19. During Tuesday’s podcast episode, she revealed how she also tested positive after a trip to Iceland last year. In addition, she shared how her son Lincoln also caught the virus in March.
Rivera, who is married to Lowry’s ex and Isaac’s father, Jo Rivera, said she is “miserable” at home due to having to quarantine from the rest of her family but is “grateful that I don’t have these crazy symptoms and didn’t end up in the hospital.”
“I am 100% vaccinated, so that could have helped me,” Rivera said.
In April 2020, she was asked by a fan whether she would allow herself and her children to be vaccinated once one was available.
“Absolutely not,” replied Lowry.
Lowry made fans upset last year after revealing she had not vaccinated Lux. During an episode of her Coffee Convos podcast, Lowry said that Isaac had been fully vaccinated, but Lincoln had only been partially vaccinated, according to USA Today.
“I guess the only thing I can really say and continue to stand for is to parent how it’s best for your child and family,” Lowry later told InTouch. “People don’t love everything I do, but I don’t shove my beliefs down anyone else’s throat. I know what’s best for my kids, and other parents know what’s best for theirs.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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