What a time to be alive! We’re now deep into this social distancing thing — how are you doing? When was the last time we were all basically doing the same thing? With a few exceptions, most of the world is staying at home right now to try to flatten the curve and end this coronavirus pandemic quickly. So, that means many of our favorite celebrity mamas are doing the homeschooling and food rationing thing just like the rest of us. Let’s check out the latest!
Meghan McCain Expecting First Child
Last July, Meghan McCain shared some sad news—she’d suffered a miscarriage. She was very open about her experience, and the emotions she was feeling. Now, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain has announced that she and husband, Ben Domenech, are “blessed” and “excited to share” that they are expecting again!
In a social media post, she explained that she’ll still be co-hosting The View but will be doing it from home as she joins “the millions of Americans who are self-isolating as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 [the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus].” She also took a moment to acknowledge those who are making it possible for us to protect our health.
“I’m fortunate that my employer, ABC, has allowed me and my co-hosts to work remotely,” she wrote. “I am indebted to our producers and crew. I also want to acknowledge the heroes — the doctors, nurses, grocery and pharmacy workers, journalists, police officers, firemen and military — who are on the front lines of this fight. Please stay safe. Wash your hands and avoid public gatherings and I will continue to see you each morning on The View.” We wish her all the best!
Rita Wilson Has Skills
The world was completely shocked when Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19. While they initially explained that they were taking things “day-by-day,” it’s been a couple weeks and they seem to be feeling better but have urged everyone to stick with the social distancing.
“Sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone — You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no?” Hanks wrote on social media. “Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts… this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out.”
Definitely timely advice. Clearly, they’ve been well cared for in Australia (where they tested positive), but are they really, truly feeling better? Wilson took to IGTV to share a video about going “stir crazy” during the quarantine, but if her shockingly good rap skills are any indication, her lungs are doing just fine!
Kelly Clarkson’s Emergency Potty
If you’re going to practice social distancing and you’ve got a beautiful cabin in Montana, that’s a great place to go, right? Really, it’s taking the isolation thing to a whole new level, which is why Kelly Clarkson and her family did just that. Unfortunately, their plumbing froze when the temperature dropped, leaving the mother-of-two few options when nature called.
“So our plumbing froze up at our little cabin in Montana and, no joke, I just used my toddler’s potty,” Clarkson shared on Twitter. “And just like that I have no pride or shame! Each day brings something I thought I’d never do hahahaha.” Well, at least she shared her funny story to bring a little humor to our lives right now!
In case you missed it… here are a few more noteworthy stories:
- Pregnant Maren Morris jokingly gives baby eviction notice
- Eva Amurri talks newborn and social distancing
- Doctor Who actress Sophia Myles says father died of coronavirus
- Lost alum Maggie Grace expecting first child
- Debi Mazar tests positive for coronavirus
- Nia Vardalos unable to attend father’s funeral due to coronavirus
- Tristan Thompson spends time with Khloe Kardashian and daughter
- Jodie Turner-Smith bares belly bump while social distancing
- Prince George’s handmade Mother’s Day card for Duchess Kate
- Did pregnant Michelle Williams get married?