The Bachelor's Matty 'J' Johnson reveals his Covid symptoms while isolating at home 1

The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson reveals his Covid symptoms while isolating at home

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The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson describes his Covid symptoms after he and fiancée Laura Byrne BOTH got the virus over Christmas – as they isolate at home with their children


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He contracted Covid last week following his fiancée Laura Byrne’s diagnosis during a family car trip to Queensland.

And on Monday, The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson revealed his symptoms in a video shared to his Instagram as his family continue their isolation at home.

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‘My symptoms for Covid were…started off with a bit of a sore throat, bit of a blocked nose, and then just a bit of a head cold,’ Matt, 34, told his followers in the clip. 

Diagnosis: The Bachelor's Matty 'J' Johnson has revealed his Covid symptoms while isolating at home with fiancée Laura Byrne and their children

Diagnosis: The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson has revealed his Covid symptoms while isolating at home with fiancée Laura Byrne and their children

‘In the mornings, I’d have aches and pains…come good by the middle of the day, and by night time, I’d feel super exhausted.’

Matt explained that ‘day five,’ which was Christmas Day, was the ‘worst day’ for him as he was ‘horizontal’ by the end of the night and completely fatigued. 

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‘Now I feel I’ve turned a corner,’ the former reality TV star said on a lighter note. 

Analysis: The former reality TV star listed his symptoms throughout the day, saying, 'In the mornings, I'd have aches and pains...come good by the middle of the day, and by night time, I'd feel super exhausted'

Analysis: The former reality TV star listed his symptoms throughout the day, saying, ‘In the mornings, I’d have aches and pains…come good by the middle of the day, and by night time, I’d feel super exhausted’

‘I still have a bit of a blocked nose, bit congested, but overall I feel much, much better.’

Matt then pointed out that the main difference between his symptoms and his fiancée Laura Byrne’s symptoms was that she has lost her sense of smell and he hadn’t. 

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He also revealed that the ‘biggest mystery’ for them was that their 10-month-old daughter Lola doesn’t have the virus and appears ‘immune’ to Covid, while their eldest daughter Marlie, two, had the virus.  

Differences: Matt pointed out that the main difference between his symptoms and his fiancée Laura Byrne's (pictured) symptoms was that she has lost her sense of smell and he hadn't

Differences: Matt pointed out that the main difference between his symptoms and his fiancée Laura Byrne’s (pictured) symptoms was that she has lost her sense of smell and he hadn’t

Laura explained in a post on Christmas Eve that she discovered her positive Covid result during a car trip to Queensland with Matty and their two daughters. 

Laura had driven the car six hours north from Sydney to see Matty’s family for Christmas before finding out about her diagnosis, and was subsequently forced to turn the car around and head home. 

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‘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 on Instagram. 

Boo! Just before Christmas, Laura explained she found out she tested positive during a car trip to Queensland with Matty and their two daughters

 Boo! Just before Christmas, Laura explained she found out she tested positive during a car trip to Queensland with Matty and their two daughters

‘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.’ 

The couple revealed that Laura was ‘feeling fine’ at the time of her diagnosis. 

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The Bachelor star added that she lost her sense of taste and smell on Friday and has to self-isolate with Matt for the next 10 days. 

Oh no! Laura added that she lost her sense of taste and smell on Friday and has to self-isolate with Matt for the next 10 days

Oh no! Laura added that she lost her sense of taste and smell on Friday and has to self-isolate with Matt for the next 10 days 

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