CNN personality Chris Cuomo announced Wednesday that his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Washington Examiner reported.
Cuomo, who was himself diagnosed with the disease late last month, made the admission while interviewing his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), on Wednesday’s episode of Cuomo Prime Time.
“It’s very rare for a family to be one and done. Cristina now has COVID[-19]. She is now positive,” the news anchor lamented, according to the Examiner.
He went on: “And it just breaks my heart. It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen, and now it has.”
Chris Cuomo has been broadcasting his self-titled CNN program from his basement since he tested positive for the disease. “I am quarantined in my basement,” he said at the time, according to the Examiner. “I will do my shows from here.”
But despite the anchor’s pledge to remain isolated at home, Chris Cuomo was alleged to have visited another property that he owns last weekend — and he wasn’t alone.
On Tuesday, the New York Post reported that a Long Island bicyclist, identified only as “David,” claimed to have been out for a ride on Easter Sunday when he saw Chris Cuomo at the property, which is under construction. Accompanying him were three children and two women, David said, one of whom appeared to be the anchor’s wife.
“I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?’” the bicyclist recalled, according to the Post. The 65-year-old went on to assert that Cuomo soon became belligerent, “screaming, ‘I’ll find out who you are!'” and “I can do what I want!”
“He said, ‘This is not the end of this. You’ll deal with this later. We will meet again,’” the bicyclist added. “If that’s not a threat, I don’t know what is.” According to the Post, the 65-year-old filed a police report over the incident on Monday.
“I don’t want to hear it”
Chris Cuomo, for his part, responded by apparently slamming the bicyclist on his radio show.
“I don’t want some jacka*s, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bulls**t to me,” he told listeners on Monday, according to The Hill. “I don’t want to hear it.”
It remains unclear how long Cuomo’s programs will be broadcast from his basement “quarantine.”