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Jess Redden reveals she caught Covid while on honeymoon with new hubby Rob Kearney

"Felt every emotion and certainly not the honeymoon we had planned. Just glad that everyone I love is safe.”

(Jess Redden/Instagram)

Clodagh Meaney

Jess Redden has revealed that she was struck down with Covid-19 while enjoying her honeymoon with new husband Rob Kearney.

The newlywed took to her Instagram Stories to share the news with followers.

“First day of honeymoon before it all kicked off,” Jess wrote, sharing a carefree snap of herself enjoying a cocktail in her bikini.

"I was taking a break from social media and was in two minds about posting what's been happening but like other subjects, I feel it's important to shine a light on and talk openly about.”

“After two days away, we got news that we were close contacts so had to isolate, then my PCR test confirmed I had Covid so 10 days of isolation,” she said.

"Felt every emotion and certainly not the honeymoon we had planned. Just glad that everyone I love is safe.”

Jess and Rob jetted off on their romantic honeymoon just days after they said “I do” at a lavish wedding in Co. Clare.

(Jess Redden Via Instagram)

Speaking about their decision to head off on a sun holiday right after their big day she said: "I could have waited until I finished my placement but I really just wanted a break from work and a holiday with my husband post-wedding,” she continued.

"We're all in uncharted territory so just trying to do the best we can.”

"Felt awful to miss work but so many of us are in the same boat - trying to practice what I always preach and just be gentle and kind to myself - hope you guys are all keeping safe and well.”

Just one week ago, Jess took a brief social media break to enjoy quality time with her new husband.

She posted a snap of herself heading out for dinner, before she tested positive, in a gorgeous black silk dress.

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“Before Rona got me,” she captioned the image.

“Sending love to all those affected by the pandemic (each and every one of us!)

"Living through unprecedented times so all we can do is our best , let’s support each other.

Rob Kearney and Jess Redden on their honeymoon

"Less guilt, less shame - more love, compassion and understanding,” she said, adding: #wegotthis.

Prior to being struck down with the virus, the couple soaked up the sun after jetting off to an exotic unknown location last week.

They sat in first class on their flight, with Jess sharing snaps from their spacious airplane seats.

She updated her followers since landing in paradise with photos of their luxurious breakfasts, glasses of champagne, and fancy dinners.

The 28-year-old married rugby star Rob on December 3rd, after they were forced to postpone their wedding twice before.

The couple’s wedding was originally planned for June 2021 however they moved it forward to November 2020 after Jess’s father, Brian Redden, was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Sadly, the 70-year-old passed away in September 2020 and did not see his daughter make it down the aisle.


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