The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne and Matty Johnson have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Bachelor star made the shock admission in a series of Instagram posts on Friday, explaining she found out she tested positive during a car trip to Queensland with her fiancé and their two daughters, Marlie Mae and Lola.
Laura, 37, had driven the car six hours north from Sydney to see Matty J’s family for Christmas before finding out about her diagnosis, and was subsequently forced to turn the car around and head home back to Bondi.
The couple will now have to cancel all plans and spend Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the next 14 days in isolation.
‘Guess who drove six hours in a car with two kids, a dog and Cocomelon on repeat only to find out that they have Covid…and then had to drive another six hours home?!!’ the podcaster asked her followers.
‘WE DID!!!’ she answered in a follow-up post with an unimpressed Matty J standing next to her. ‘Merry Christmas to everyone, except Omicron you piece of s**t.’
Laura further explained details of the family’s disastrous trip in a series of videos recorded with Matt in the couple’s backyard, where she revealed that she is the only one who has contracted Covid so far.
‘Alrighty, strap yourselves in guys… it’s one hell of a tale,’ she said to the camera.
‘We were going to Brisbane to see Matt’s family for Christmas. We got tested because you have to be tested to cross the Queensland border.’