Several weeks after her COVID-19 diagnosis, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has revealed exactly what it was like to have the disease. In a tell-all interview on Monday, she described her "intense" symptoms, and explained how she had no idea what to expect. Thankfully, she's already feeling much better!
In a Skype interview on Monday, April 27, Canada's first lady opened up about her COVID-19 experience, as part of TVA's Ça va bien taller (It's going to be okay) series.
Speaking with host Marie-Soleil Dion, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau explained how she came to have the disease and described how her symptoms were unexpectedly intense.
The 45-year-old noted that she'd recently returned from a trip to the U.K. when she was first told that she had COVID-19, and she was one of the first people in Canada to have been officially diagnosed.
"And at that time, it was only beginning, so I knew a lot less than I know now," she explained.
"So I think, I wasn't really scared. I said to myself 'I'm a healthy person, I don't have asthma, I don't have a breathing problem, I have good immunity,' so I thought I was going to get through this," she told the host.
Despite initially feeling confident about her condition, Grégoire Trudeau said that her symptoms gradually became much worse.
"Then the symptoms appeared ... and it was intense," the former television host admitted.
However, she added, "But as you can see, I got out of it!" She also confirmed that she's feeling much better now.
Despite her positive attitude, she acknowledged that she was very fortunate, as there are still many Canadians who are "struggling" to combat the disease.
After initially receiving her diagnosis, Grégoire Trudeau was required to go into compulsory quarantine for 14 days. Because she had spent time with the Prime Minister, he was also required to do the same.
Now that she's better, she's practicing social distancing with her children at the PM's Lac Mousseau residence in Quebec.
In recent weeks, Grégoire Trudeau has shared many wholesome pictures and posts about isolation life with her family, and it seems like she's feeling much better indeed!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.