Real Housewives of Orange County alum and vaccine skeptic Vicki Gunvalson has contracted Covid-19, a source close to her told DailyMail.com - but the reality star says it's just an 'unknown cold.'
Gunvalson, 59, refused to confirm whether she had tested positive for the virus, adding that she has not been vaccinated due to a 'health exemption'.
'You're not writing a story about an unknown cold I have,' the reality star said with a croaky voice when reached by phone by DailyMail.com.
'My medical information is not public,' she added. 'Whatever happened to privacy? Do you want your medical records all over the internet?'
'I have underlying issues, I cannot get the vaccine. I've got blood clots, I have a health exemption.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
RHOC alum Vicki Gunvalson has tested positive for Covid-19, a close source told DailyMail.com. The reality star, however, refused to confirm whether she contracted the virus and claimed in a croaky voice that she was battling an 'unknown cold'
The 59-year-old revealed she is not vaccinated due to a 'health exemption' but admitted it 'broke her heart' to learn her son Mike Wolfsmith (pictured) received the Covid-19 shot
The Covid-19 vaccine has been a contentious issue in Gunvalson's family.
Earlier this month, her fiancé Steve Lodge, who is running for governor of California, posted an angry video on social media after Real Housewives co-star Lisa Vanderpump announced her TomTom restaurant and bar in West Hollywood will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for entry.
'Whatever happened to the right of privacy of your health records?' Lodge asked in a video posted August 3.
'I guess someone forgot to tell them that vaccinated people can also spread and get COVID.'
Meanwhile, Gunvalson's son from her first marriage, Mike Wolfsmith, revealed in an August 10 Instagram post that he got vaccinated - much to his mother's chagrin.
'What does your mom think about you getting the vaccine? I've heard she's an anti-vaxxer,' one follower wrote on Instagram, commenting on a picture of Mike getting the shot while wearing a mask.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Wolfsmith, Gunvalson's son with ex-husband Michael J Wolfsmith, caused a stir on social media earlier in August after taking the opposite stance of his mother and revealing he's been vaccinated
The post was quickly flooded with comments from followers asking Wolfsmith if his mother supported his decision
Replying to one user, Wolfsmith said his decision to get vaccinated broke his mother's heart
'She said 'it broke her heart' lol,' Mike, 35, replied. 'She has