Caitlyn Jenner supports Kate Garraway through 'tragedy'
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 September 2020
'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star Caitlyn Jenner has reached out to her fellow former campmate Kate Garraway as her husband Derek Draper remains in intensive care after battling coronavirus
Caitlyn Jenner is supporting Kate Garraway as her husband remains in intensive care.
The 70-year-old star met the TV presenter when they both appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' last year, and she has now reached out to support Kate as her husband, Derek Draper, continues to battle the effects of Covid-19 – despite now being free of coronavirus – after he was put into a coma in March.
She told Daily Star Online: "Kate, when she came home, her husband and coronavirus – it's been a tragedy.
"I talked to her the other day and as soon as we got on the phone, that voice of hers, I was like, 'Oh my God, that voice of hers, it has a familiarity.' "
Derek, 53 – who has children Darcy, 14, and Billy, 11, with Kate – is one of five people in the world who has been so badly affected by the virus.
It has impacted his lungs and intestines, and his kidneys started failing.
He remains in intensive care following the impact of the deadly respiratory disease, meaning Kate couldn't celebrate their anniversary with him this week.
She said: "It is actually Derek and I's wedding anniversary today, 15 years today. What an extraordinary thing.
"I won't be able to see him today, I kind of hoped I would, but it hasn't worked out that way for the visit so, maybe it would have been a bit strange anyway. It's a tough day, but he's still here, there's not a huge amount that has changed."
But Kate is staying positive, knowing her husband is still here.
She added: "It's very strange, I haven't seen you in ages and so much happens in that couple of weeks there are so many seemingly positives and then plungings but actually, what I seem to forget, is that it's just the same.
"And what you have to think is as well, at least he is still here with me, it's a flicker and a bad day but you just have to keep going."