Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on Wednesday morning that he will be working from home in the foreseeable future after his wife Ali Wentworth develops “symptoms” associated with the coronavirus.
The 59-year-old took part in the morning show from his studio at home, with his co-anchor Michael Strahan explaining to the audience that George “came to us from his home.”
“Yes, I’m broadcasting from home now,” George agreed. “Ali has developed some symptoms, so she’s resting upstairs now.
New normal: GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos came home to the show on Wednesday after revealing that his wife Ali Wentworth was ‘developed’ [coronavirus] symptoms’
Thumbs up! The 59-year-old has vowed to keep working ‘as long as he can’, telling viewers that his actress wife, 55, is currently ‘recovering’ at their home
“But while she’s recovering, going through this, I’m going to broadcast from home and we’ll work here as long as possible.”
The long time GMA Anker did not say whether he or his wife has been tested for COVID-19, nor did he explain in detail what symptoms actress Ali, 55, suffers from.
Partners: George and Ali, pictured in 2019, met on a blind date in April 2001 and married just seven months later
But his decision to work from home was praised by his co-anchors Michael and Robach, who both supported George and his wife.
“Well, we are all thinking of you, of course,” said former NFL star Michael, 48. “You are exactly where you are supposed to be, George. So we appreciate that. ‘
Amy, 47, then agreed, “Yes, we are, George. To wish [you] best.’
George and Ali have been married for almost 20 years and met on a blind date in April 2001.
A few months later, the GMA anchor came up and the couple got married in November of that year.
Ali and George have a Manhattan home and a beach house in the Hamptons – where they spent some time last week. It is not known if they are currently in town or on Long Island, but Ali has shared several photos of the two enjoying their beachfront property in recent weeks.
Together: Last week, Ali shared a picture of himself, and George snuggled up on a couch in their Hamilton beach house, urging people to stay at home
Break all the rules! She also posted a sweet photo of them on a beach on Montauk when she joked that she couldn’t keep social distance from him
Family: The couple have two children, Elliott Anastasia, 17, and Harper Andrea, 14, pictured in 2017, believed to be at home with their parents
On March 22, she shared a sweet photo of the two snuggling up on their couch in the Hamptons house and writing next to it, “Good night. Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay inside. Stay healthy. Keep strong.’
The day before, she posted a photo of the two posing together on a beach in Montauk when she jokingly wrote, “Can’t stay six meters from here!”
George and Ali have two children together, Elliott Anastasia, 17, and Harper Andrea, 14, who are believed to be at home with their parents.
In addition to George, GMA star Lara Spencer also took part in the show on Wednesday from her home and broadcast via a live video link from her living room.
Lara and George aren’t the first GMA hosts to leave the studio and start working from home.
Last week, George’s GMA co-anchor and two-time cancer survivor, Robin Roberts, revealed that she would be working from a studio in her basement after doctors urged her to avoid the studio and remain quarantined at home.
Participate: Lara Spencer also broadcast from her home on Wednesday morning and joined the show through a live video feed
Saying hello! She and Robin Roberts – who also work from home – were seen chatting in their respective homes
The 59-year-old TV presenter, who announced her decision last Tuesday, defeated early breast cancer in 2007, and was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) five years later, a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells.
Robin took to Twitter on Wednesday morning and revealed that, due to her ‘underlying health issues’, her doctors told her that it would be ‘the best’ for her to join the millions of other Americans who currently work from home while observing social aloofness and self-observation . recommendations for insulation.
“Coming Wednesday morning @GMA like many of you … I’m working from home this morning, ”Robin tweeted shortly before the show started.
“We have a lot of news to get … a lot of updates on the #coronavirus, including lawmakers closing the deal on that huge bill.”
The TV anchor then shared a video of her studio setup at home, revealing that she’s participating in the live show from her basement showroom in her New York home.
Grooming: Good Morning America anchor and two-time cancer survivor Robin came home from the show Wednesday morning after being advised to quarantine
Moving forward: The 59-year-old shared videos and images from her makeshift studio in the basement of her New York home
‘Welcome to my house!’ she started the clip. “It was a short trip for me this morning, I just went down … this is the cinema, this is where we binge like everyone these days, in our cinema in our basement.”
Survivor: Robin, pictured in 2013, defeated breast cancer in 2007, and five years later she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
Then she pointed to her beloved dog Lukas, who was sitting on the couch while his owner was busy with her busy day, and joked, “You can see that Lukas isn’t excited at all, he’s just hanging out, like,” Yeah, okay. .. “”
Robin then went on to explain the reason for her change of location, explaining that because of her ‘underlying health issues’ and the’ escalation ‘in cases in New York City – where GMA is being filmed – her doctors thought I was working from home.’
On Tuesday, Robin was joined for her final studio show by one of her doctors, Gail Roboz, who emphasized the importance of social distance and self-isolation for people with underlying health problems.
“I’ve heard your advice and because of what’s going on in New York City, this is going to be my last day in the studio for a while and I’ll do it like everyone else,” Robin said.
“It’s hard to leave because you want the normality. You don’t want it just for yourself, but for our viewers. ‘