We’ve seen quite a few celebrities apologize for their insensitive comments or irresponsible actions during the current pandemic. And Jamie Otis is no exception.
The Married at First Sight star took to Instagram to apologize for her and her family’s recent travels. The reality television personality caught quite a bit of heat for traveling home from Siesta Key, Florida with her husband Doug Hehner and their 2-year-old daughter Henley.
The mom-of-one, who is currently expecting her second child, shared with fans that she was scared to travel home during the current global crisis. In an Instagram post, Otis admitted that she would “be lying if I said I’m not scared” to travel.
Jamie Otis Apologizes For Poor Decision Making and Flying Home During COVID-19 Outbreak
“During the last few weeks we obvs went to the beach,” wrote Otis. “We went to the pool (but found a spot 6ft away from the few others who were there). We took Gracie to the playground but made sure to wash our hands really well after. All along I was risking our family and others without even realizing it.”
Jamie further admitted that she initially assumed that the current situation “would kinda just blow over like the seasonal flu.” The star later issued an apology to her followers.
“I want to send out a sincere apology to YOU bc by me going out to ‘live as normal as possible’ I was risking YOU and YOUR FAMILY,” she shared. “I’m a registered nurse and I should know better. I’m ashamed of myself for this and I’m genuinely sorry. We will not be living so frivolously any longer.”
The soon-to-be mom of two went on to promise that she and her family will now be staying home and social distancing. “It’ll be our last trip out for a long, long time. No matter what we ‘need’ we will not be going to the grocery store or any other place for two full weeks once we get home. Our plan is to STAY HOME & STAY SAFE!.”
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