Millie Mackintosh has revealed she is experiencing lingering symptoms following a secret battle with Covid-19.
The former Made In Chelsea star tested positive for the deadly virus alongside her husband Hugo Taylor, with their newborn daughter Sienna also showing symptoms.
Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old opened up about her experience with the virus, admitted she feared she would be hospitalised.
Sharing a selfie wearing a face mask, she wrote: “A few months ago I had Covid – I had a cold which developed into flu like symptoms, and soon after that I lost my sense of smell, which resulted in Hugo and I both testing positive.”
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“I felt upset with myself and embarrassed about contracting the virus, which is silly considering quite how contagious it is, but there’s a stigma and guilt around this illness that isn’t spoken of much.
“I missed not being able to go for a walk while we isolated at home but it wasn’t bad as I thought it would be, but I’d be lying if I said the experience didn’t affect my mental health,” Millie admitted.
“When I started to develop a fever, coughing fits and shortness of breath I got really anxious I’d end up in hospital. I wanted to be fit and well to be able to take proper care of Sienna!
“Luckily she only had cold like symptoms and Hugo didn’t feel too bad and did a great job of daddy daycare,” she shared.
“After a few days I felt much better but it took 2-3 weeks for my energy to go back to normal and my sense of smell has still not returned,” the reality star explained.
“You realise what a joy it is to smell your coffee in the morning or dinner cooking in the evening and how much I took it for granted before! Has anyone else experienced this? Hoping it comes back soon!
“I feel very lucky our experience with Covid wasn’t worse and I just want to urge people to follow the guidelines, our bodies aren’t immune to this virus.
“Stay home, stay safe, look out for each other and know that the end is in sight!” the mother-of-one urged her followers.