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Andrew East Reflects on ‘Awful’ COVID Isolation Away From His and Shawn Johnson East’s Daughter Drew

Better safe than sorry. Andrew East quarantined away from his and Shawn Johnson East‘s 14-month-old daughter, Drew, during his COVID-19 battle and hated being away from the toddler.

“Aside from the physical discomfort I felt, I think the worst part for me was not getting to hold Drew,” the professional football plater, 29, recently told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting his partnership with on-demand medical exam kit TytoCare. “I self-isolated in our home and it was very challenging not being able to get to be a father. Whenever Drew saw me across the house, she would get excited and run towards me and I would have to turn my back on her, which was awful.”

Not only was the athlete worried about Drew contracting coronavirus, but Shawn, as well. “It was a major concern since she had just found out she was pregnant again,” the Indiana native explained. “We wanted to be really careful since it was in the first few weeks of the pregnancy and so I self-isolated for 10 days. … As soon as I got the illness, I really started to think of all the ‘what if’s’ and so we did everything we could to prevent anyone else from getting it.”

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