Over the past years, Ana Navarro has joined a panel of tv personalities to discuss “Hot Topics” on the ABC show, “The View.” Her top-rated work garnered the republican supporter critical acclaim and earned her a prestigious Emmy nomination.
Moving away from the daytime show, viewers had shown more interest in the political commentator’s life since she publicly disclosed her mother’s health ordeals. She continued to keep them in the loop, informing them of any changes while she battled on.
Unfortunately, the octogenarian passed on earlier in December in a hospital in Nicaragua. Barely a week after her demise, Navarro revealed that she had received the news that her father had tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read below for more details.
Ana Navarro’s Dad Contracted COVID-19
Navarro could not attend the burial ceremony despite her desire to do so. “The View” co-host had to stay back in Miami due to the political climate of Nicaragua, which is unsafe for critics of the government.
Since she could not make the journey, the 49-year-old made plans with her father to visit her in Miami and to spend the holidays at her place. However, Navarro and her dad might have to stay for more months apart because he tested positive for COVID-19.
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The TV personality revealed this personal info via her Instagram account, citing she had not seen her father in ten months. She also admitted he was supposed to stay back for her birthday after the festive season.
Furthermore, Navarro highlighted that her mother’s death immensely affected her father, and all she wanted was to comfort him in his trying time.
“I desperately wanted to hug him and pamper him. I am down to one parent, and all I want is to smother him with love and attention,’ she said. Now, he has COVID! Obviously, he cannot fly until he tests negative. I am so grateful he is vaxxed.”
Ana Navarro Has Pulled The Plug On Her Christmas Dinner Party
Navarro also revealed that her father was not down with severe symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, and persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
His case was very mild as she explained he only felt like he was having a cold and was already on his way to recovery. However, his illness and the increasing number of infected people made her cancel the party she had planned to celebrate this festive season.
“Three of the people coming for Christmas dinner at my house have Covid. It’s all around me. I’m pulling the plug on my Noche Buena,” she wrote.
“Just too much sadness, sickness, and risk. Between family members, friends, and colleagues, I know 12 people with Covid right now and more people who are quarantining because they were exposed.”
Navarro’s New Plans For Christmas Dinner
Having canceled her shindig, Navarro disclosed her plans for the pre-ordered food, which would arrive on Christmas eve. The strategist wrote she planned to stay home with her dog and husband and eat the Christmas feast prepared for 16 people.
Subsequently, she dished out some advice to her fans, followers, and colleagues to get their loved ones vaccinated and boosted.
“And please people, please, get your loved ones vaccinated and boosted, even if you must drag the stupid, selfish ones (we all have some), there kicking and screaming. Take precautions and try to stay safe,” she wrote.
In reaction to her post, Navarro’s fans dropped their good wishes for her father and shared their condolences for her mother’s death. Some fans also advised her to donate part of the food to a shelter or a needy family.
Ana Navarro’s Tribute To Her Mother Violeta
Navarro had kept fans in the loop about her mother’s illness. As expected, her death devastated her deeply, just like her father was going through intense emotional pains.
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However, she mustered up the strength to pen a touching tribute to her and wished she could have lived for a little longer.
“Wish my mom had been in good health a little longer. I wish she had gotten to hold her youngest great-granddaughter, born last month, and who is named Violet, after my mom,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
The television personality then acknowledged how lucky she was to have known her mother for almost 50 years as only a few people enjoy such a privilege. She confided she would carry her love and the lessons she learned for the rest of her life.