Basketball wife and TV personality Larsa Pippen has been in the news in recent days for many reasons. She spilled tea about the Kardashian and Jenner family that many were not prepared for. And in the midst of all this, she revealed that she’s battling COVID-19.
Larsa Pippen is in the midst of public drama with the Kardashian family
At one point in time, Pippen was a close friend and confidante of Kim Kardashian West. By association, Pippen got to know everyone in her extended family, and even appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians several times.
But all that goodwill has since evaporated thanks to a recent podcast interview Pippen did with Hollywood Raw. She revealed details about her relationship with the family and how her friendship with Kardashian West disintegrated.
Pippen cited Kanye West as the reason for her distancing from the Kardashian family, claiming he “brainwashed” them.
“I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim,” the former Real Housewives of Miami star admitted. “I was his go-to person to call when he wasn’t happy with X, Y and Z. How that turned? Maybe because I blocked him on my phone because I couldn’t bear taking his calls anymore.”
“If Kanye feels like him and Kim are better without me, then let them be without me. I’m OK with that,” Pippen continued. “I can’t. I’m drained.”
Larsa Pippen is battling COVID-19
In the middle of her public drama with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Pippen revealed on Instagram that she’s been battling a bad case of COVID-19. “I’ve been battling Covid for a week,” she said in an Instagram story. “It’s no joke, I’ve never felt pain like this!”
HollywoodLife reached out to Pippen’s rep and confirmed her positive diagnosis. “She’s been battling it for a week with a hard time breathing,” the rep said. “She’s had horrible body aches. We’re hoping she starts feeling better soon.”
One Kardashian sister also had COVID-19
Many other celebrities have also confirmed their own diagnoses with COVID-19. People from Tom Hanks and Dwayne “The Rock Johnson to Andy Cohen and Doja Cat have battled the disease.
Coincidentally enough, one celebrity who has tested positive for the coronavirus is one who used to be in Pippen’s circle: Khloé Kardashian. Kardashian confirmed her diagnosis in October of 2020, and her family was worried for her because of her severe symptoms.
“This virus has hit me like a ton of bricks,” Kardashian said in an episode of KUWTK. “It’s been really scary.”
Pippen also mentioned Kardashian in her recent fiery interview, and revealed that she even introduced her to Tristan Thompson years ago. “I was kinda seeing Tristan before Khloé, before Khloe or any of them knew he existed,” she said. “I brought him to a party Kim had… Then a week later, or 10 days later, he started seeing Khloé, which is fine. I don’t even care.”