Ali Wentworth rejoins husband George Stephanopoulos, after 16 days in COVID-19 isolation

Ali Wentworth is finished with her time in isolation and is opening up to followers on Instagram about her fight to recover at home. For more than two weeks, Ali, 55, suffered through some of the toughest symptoms associated with the coronavirus, including high fevers (as high as 103°F, she previously shared), abdominal pains and cramps, as well as severe shortness of breath.

Ali’s family applauded her strength on Monday, they played a snippet of Destiny’s Child’s smash-hit “Survivor” as the mother of two walked down a flight of stairs for the first time in more than two weeks.


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Came out of 16 days of isolation. I am grateful for my health. It was a brutal and scary time. But I am one of the lucky ones. And as I continue to recover I am struck by what has become the dehumanization of this plague. People are dying. People are suffering. People are hungry. People are scared. We have to shed all ideological, religious, social, economic barriers and grabbed each other’s hands and move forward united. As people. We can isolate to help others, particularly the incredible health workers and all the courageous and selfless people on the frontlines, but that does not mean we should isolate our hearts. (I know my daughters are screaming that this is so cringeworthy) Grateful to be back to everything except laundry and dishes…

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Nearly two weeks after Ali Wentworth opened up on Instagram and took to Good Morning America about her struggle with the coronavirus, her husband, GMA’s George Stephanopoulos, updated viewers on Monday that his wife is feeling much better. “She’s doing much, much better Robin, thank you,” he said, addressing co-anchor Robin Roberts. “In fact, she’s going on her fifth day now with no fever, which is really a great sign.” He added that Ali has also started to get out of bed “a little bit more each day, so we’re really happy about that.”

George said he was surprised to learn that he tested positive for COVID-19 recently, despite not experiencing many of the symptoms that Ali herself has battled over the last few weeks. “I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath,” he shared. “I’m feeling great.”