Iya Villania, Drew Arellano test positive for COVID-19

Published January 11, 2022, 10:34 AM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Barely a few days since Iya Villania announced their pregnancy and gender reveal, she revealed another chapter in their lives—she and her husband have COVID-19.

Drew Arellano Iya Villani are positive for COVID-19

“The situation here in Casa Arellano. Drew and I are still hanging onto that little chance that maybe the kids are spared,” she posted on her Instagram account. “This post is for all mamas and papas that are going through the same thing, and have to endure not hugging and kissing their children. This was the hardest thing to accept upon learning I was positive (and I’m not taking about my pregnancy test). Primo gets it, Leon is okay, too, because he follows his kuya’s lead, but Alana? Boy, it broke my heart to see her cry for me and not being able to console her even for a bit, so mamas in this same situation, you are not alone! My tip? Try not to cry! because the tears will only cause nasal congestion and lengthen recovery! I know, I know… ang hirap! Man, I CRIED! But you have to get over it as soon as you can and get in that speed car towards recovery for your family. Kapit, guys! There’s a whole bunch of us! We can do it!”

On the other hand, Drew Arellano posted on his Instagram stories what they have been doing while on isolation. They watched “Ghostbusters” and even posted another selfie video jokingly saying to Iya that this is what she wanted, quality time but “buntis ka na.” His last story shares how they greet and interact with their children through the glass door.

Drew Arellano and Iya Villania interact with their kids through their glass door.