Peter Andre has revealed that his children caught him lying about where their mum was as she battled the deadly coronavirus.
The television star, 47, recently revealed that his medic wife Emily MacDonagh had been forced to self-isolate in March after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
At the time the junior doctor, who works at a hospital in Surrey, decided to keep her illness secret from their kids.
Reflecting on his wife’s self-isolation, Peter has revealed that Emily secretly stayed on the top floor of their home with his son Junior.
However, their plan to keep the isolation secret was rumbled when Pete and Emily’s kids accidentally saw their mum from the garden.
Writing for his column in New! magazine, Peter recalled the scary period that Emily battled the virus as he tried to look after the family and keep her isolation a secret.
“Looking back to when she had the virus in March, it was a really scary time and also hard because I had six people in the house to look after,” he wrote.
“She lost her sense of smell and tasty and felt achy, which was bizarre because she didn’t have a cold as such.
Peter revealed that Amelia and Theo quickly realised that their mum was at home instead of at work.
He added: “She self-isolated on the top floor, as did Junior, and we made out to the younger children that Ems was at work during the day. But eventually they spotted her from the garden!
“It was so difficult when Theo and Mills were like “Why can’t I go to Mum?”‘
Peter and Emily have recently learned she did in fact have the virus, and recently tested positive for the antibodies.
The reality TV star has since defended Emily’s decision to keep her illness secret from their family.
He added: “The reason Emily kept it quiet was because she wasn’t 100 per cent certain it was coronavirus and she didn’t want to make a fuss until testing was available and she knew for sure.”
Emily has since made a full recovery from the virus and has been able to return to spending time with her children.
Although Peter’s son Junior also displayed symptoms of a high temperature and was forced to self-isolate, his dad thinks he didn’t have coronavirus.
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