Last January 18, celebrity couple Kean Cipriano and Chynna Ortaleza shared an update on their health condition on Chynna’s Instagram account. After two years of being virus-free, Chynna revealed she tested positive on the RT-PCR test. Prior to this, the 39-year-old mother of two said she and her family have just been doing quarantine at home.
She wrote, “Everyone who knows us will attest to the defense that we put up against this virus. It found us in a place that we secured so that our kids could play safely & still enjoy sun and nature.
“How did we get it? I do not know. We have no close contacts. I did hear immense coughing next door (but damn who would have thought!) We have a strict family bubble. All deliveries are left at the gate- sanitized & sprayed before bringing them in to the home in proper PPE & KN95 masks.
“So where do we unmask? In the safety of our home. So I feel like this new variant is in the air.”
In the same post, Chynna took time to thank everyone who has been supportive of their journey to recovery including their doctors.
“On a positive note.. I can truly attest to the efficacy of vaccines. (Covid, Flu, Pneumonia), The importance of self test kits as we were able to address & manage asap, Grateful for the immense support of family & friends who have gone out of their way to help & offer support and prayers, frontliners who make all things possible & faith that everything is perfectly planned & timed. Thank you Lord for interceding when Salem was screaming for help.”
Even though she and her husband have been isolating from their two children, Chynna shared that they had to break isolation after their eldest child Stellar developed a fever.
Before ending her post, Chynna encouraged her followers to get tested and not write off any symptoms as anything but COVID-19.
“We still have plenty of days to learn & fight through. We humbly ask for your prayers.. We also humbly ask everyone to please stop saying it is not covid.. or a place is covid free if you have no basis for those statements. If you do not test.. then how can you confirm? Also can we please make tests available to the public for a price that won’t leave people with no choice but to say... ‘naubo, nahamugan, napilay, na-allergy at sari-saring na-ano lang. Ang mahal mag pa RT-PCR! Aguy!’
“Dami ko pa hanash but next time na lang... pati mga tips… Boost your immune system.. Laban lang & pray! 🙏🏻
“P.S. Yung ubo nito parang kahol sa kawalan. Sana wag niyo na maranasan. Walang satisfaction mga teh.”
Chynna and Kean got married in 2015. The co-founded local record label O/C Records in 2018. The couple have two children named Stellar and Salem.