During an interview on SiriusXM Radio Andy’s “Reality Checked” earlier this week, via PEOPLE magazine, Tracy revealed that both she and her new boyfriend, Erik Anderson, caught the coronavirus early on in the pandemic but didn’t know it until several weeks later when they underwent an antibody test.
“[Things] got pretty intense . . . because we went to Mexico together and we both had COVID and we didn’t know it,” Tracy began of her relationship.
“When we got back and everybody was in full lockdown, we kind of looked at each other and said, ‘well, let’s just stick together,'” Tracy continued.
According to Tracy, she did fall ill after contracting COVID-19 but because she didn’t have “enough of the symptoms,” her doctor was unable to give her a coronavirus test.
“This was kind of before everybody really knew what was going on,” she explained.
So, Tracy explained, her doctor came to the assumption that she was dealign with “some sort of virus or flu.”
Because Tracy’s symptoms went away fairly quickly, she too came to the assumption that whatever it was she had wasn’t COVID-19.
“I felt better by day four. I went, ‘It can’t be COVID because people are going down with 104 fevers,’” she said.
Then, around four weeks later, Tracy and Erik were tested for antibodies and ultimately learned that they had each contracted the virus at some point in time.
“We both took two different antibody tests,” she explained of herself and Erik.
During a previous interview with PEOPLE magazine, Tracy opened up about the recent release of her first book, “Fear Is Just a Four-Letter Word: How to Develop the Unstoppable Confidence to Own Any Room,” which chronicles her bout with sexism in the real estate industry.
“The first 14 years of my career were completely dominated by men being in my office, and I was tired of it,” she recalled, explaining that she had quit her job at several companies before landing at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“I was motivated to write this book and speak to women about being young entrepreneurs and women in real estate because I didn’t always know how to handle that. I used to be just so defeated,” she added. “I felt like it was so crucial for me to teach them about what it’s like to be fearless and be able to walk into a room and own it, because that’s what’s going to separate you from the rest … I wanted to give that back because it took me 20 years to figure out.”