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KUWTK: Kim Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban is fighting Covid-19

Jonathan Cheban hasn’t been seen much this year.

That’s because the TV star, who changed his name to FoodGod, is recovering from COVID-19, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

And the New Jersey resident was so sick that he had to bow to shooting scenes for the 20th and final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians along with his best friend, 40-year-old Kim Kardashian.

Out of order: Jonathan Cheban hasn't been seen much this year. That's because the star, who changed his name to FoodGod, is recovering from COVID-19, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Seen in Beverly Hills in October 2020

Out of order: Jonathan Cheban hasn’t been seen much this year. That’s because the star, who changed his name to FoodGod, is recovering from COVID-19, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Seen in Beverly Hills in October 2020

A pause: And the New Jersey resident was so sick that he had to bow down to shooting scenes for the 20th and final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with his best friend Kim Kardashian. Seen with Kim in NYC in 2019

A pause: And the New Jersey resident was so sick that he had to bow down to shooting scenes for the 20th and final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with his best friend Kim Kardashian. Seen with Kim in NYC in 2019

A pause: And the New Jersey resident was so sick that he had to bow down to shooting scenes for the 20th and final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with his best friend Kim Kardashian. Seen with Kim in NYC in 2019

“Jonathan has been sick with COVID-19, it was a mild case, but it kept him in bed for weeks,” a source told DailyMail.com.

“He caught the virus just before New Year’s Eve, it just came out of nowhere. He had to cancel many plans. And he couldn’t go out at all, not even to get groceries. ‘

It was added that he was bedridden. “ Jonathan said he was in pain, his chest hurt, he had a fever, he lost his taste buds, which is really important because he’s obsessed with food, that’s why his name is FoodGod, ” the source said.

It hit him: “Jonathan has been sick with COVID-19, it was a mild case, but it kept him in bed for weeks,” a source tells DailyMail.com. Seen in January 2020

She had it first: but his case wasn't as bad as his friend Khloe Kardashian's, the source added. Khloe received COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Her recovery has been documented on KUWTK

She had it first: but his case wasn't as bad as his friend Khloe Kardashian's, the source added. Khloe received COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Her recovery has been documented on KUWTK

She had it first: but his case wasn’t as bad as his friend Khloe Kardashian’s, the source added. Khloe received COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Her recovery has been documented on KUWTK

“He normally orders very good food from Nobu, but he was busy for weeks on rice, crackers and pasta, very bland stuff.”

But his case wasn’t as bad as his friend Khloe Kardashian’s, the source added. Khloe received COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Her recovery has been documented on KUWTK.

Jonathan’s mother Galina Cheban also came up with COVID, the source of which said ‘Jonathan was a lot worried’.

She had it too: his mother Galina Cheban also came up with COVID, the source of which said 'Jonathan has a lot to worry about'. Seen in Malibu in October 2020

She had it too: his mother Galina Cheban also came up with COVID, the source of which said 'Jonathan has a lot to worry about'. Seen in Malibu in October 2020

She had it too: his mother Galina Cheban also came up with COVID, the source of which said ‘Jonathan has a lot to worry about’. Seen in Malibu in October 2020

But she, too, is on the mend, the insider said.

The fashion show staple posted nothing new to his Instagram page as he recovered for over two weeks.

But now the Celebrity Big Brother star feels ‘much better, like new’.

And Jonathan has stayed home in self-quarantine to stop the spread.

‘It was very scary for him because he didn’t know how bad it could get. And besides, he’s normally so busy, but he had to restrain himself in recent weeks, ‘the source said.

Seen in 2011: Jonathan got his start as a publicist which resulted in his reality TV show The Spin Crowd. After befriending Kim more than ten years ago, he started working with her on her public image

Seen in 2011: Jonathan got his start as a publicist which resulted in his reality TV show The Spin Crowd. After befriending Kim more than ten years ago, he started working with her on her public image

Seen in 2017: that led to him getting a guest role on KUWTK and various spin-offs; on Halloween as Sonny and Cher

Seen in 2017: that led to him getting a guest role on KUWTK and various spin-offs; on Halloween as Sonny and Cher

He and Kim go way back: Jonathan got his start as a publicist, which resulted in his reality TV show The Spin Crowd. After befriending Kim more than ten years ago, he started working with her on her public image. That led to him getting a guest role on KUWTK and various spin-offs

Party in NYC! The pair hit the road for an evening of fun in 2017 with Kim wearing a bra

Party in NYC! The pair hit the road for an evening of fun in 2017 with Kim wearing a bra

Party in NYC! The pair hit the road for an evening of fun in 2017 with Kim wearing a bra

At work: Kim and Jonathan side by side in a car for a scene for KUWTK

At work: Kim and Jonathan side by side in a car for a scene for KUWTK

At work: Kim and Jonathan side by side in a car for a scene for KUWTK

‘He couldn’t make scenes for KUWTK, but he can later. He will definitely be in the final season. He wants to be there for Kim. ‘

And his case of COVID will likely be handled on the show like Khloe’s.

Jonathan got his start as a publicist which resulted in his reality TV show The Spin Crowd.

Will he continue? It is not known if he will appear on the family's new series for Hulu launching this year. Seen with Kanye, Kim and Angie Martinez in 2010

Will he continue? It is not known if he will appear on the family's new series for Hulu launching this year. Seen with Kanye, Kim and Angie Martinez in 2010

Will he continue? It is not known if he will appear on the family’s new series for Hulu launching this year. Seen with Kanye, Kim and Angie Martinez in 2010

After befriending Kim more than a decade ago, he began working with her on her public image when she was groomed into a red carpet favorite by Paris Hilton’s assistant.

That led to him getting a guest role on KUWTK and various spin-offs such as Kourtney & Kim Take New York and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

When Kim’s husband Kanye West called him a ‘FoodGod’ for his love of fine dining, Jonathan burned the name.

The Hofstra University graduate has become a spokesperson for several food chains, including Burger IM and Jersey Mike Subs.

A FoodGod video game has also been released and he has appeared in the movie By Any Means. Later this year, he will star in the movie The Cuisine War.

It is not known if he will appear in the new series for Hulu from the Kardashian family launching later this year.

Part of the family: Cheban, Kim and her daughter North seen in New York in 2019

Part of the family: Cheban, Kim and her daughter North seen in New York in 2019

Part of the family: Cheban, Kim and her daughter North seen in New York in 2019

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