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DWTS Finalist Nev Schulman Reveals He & Wife Laura Perlongo Had Coronavirus in March

DWTS Finalist Nev Schulman Reveals He & Wife Laura Perlongo Had Coronavirus in March

Nev Schulman is opening up about his own experience with coronavirus earlier this year.

The 36-year-old Catfish star and DWTS finalist revealed that he and wife, Laura Perlongo, both tested positive for COVID-19 in March.

“It was really scary as there was so little information available and we were terrified that our kids would get sick too,” he recalled in an Instagram post. “For over three weeks, my constant fatigue, headaches and difficulty breathing was awful and the stress of wondering if my symptoms would worsen was horrifying.”

“Thank God my condition improved and our kids didn’t get sick and we were able to safely quarantine. With all the fear, uncertainty, and unrest that has followed its been a roller coaster of emotions for all of us,” Nev added. “It’s hard to believe that despite all that, my year is ending with one of the most positive and amazing experiences of my life. I am so blessed that I have my family and that we have our health.”

Nev just recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how the coronavirus lingered on.

“Throughout the summer and fall I have had this sort of weird toe injury and achiness, you could say, which is pretty common,” he shared. “I don’t have it so much anymore, but they will start hurting [sometimes]. It has not, fortunately, inhibited my dancing abilities.”

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When asked why he decided to share his story now, Nev said that “looking back at the season of Dancing, and really reflecting on this year and all the things that brought me to this point, it just served as a really appropriate metaphor: how some things cannot be great and going poorly, but then an amazing opportunity will strike.”

“Despite the tragedy of COVID, of course, in this pandemic, not filming Catfish on the road oddly opened up an opportunity for me to be in one place and be on the show. I am so grateful, and I just feel like that was something I wanted to share.”

Nev and his pro partner, Jenna Johnson, will be competing for the mirrored-ball trophy tonight on Dancing With The Stars. Stay tuned to watch!

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