Kim Kardashian denies contracting COVID from her controversial birthday trip

During the recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, viewers learned that Kim and her four children all contracted COVID-19 in the fall of 2020. This led the official Twitter account for Buzzfeed News to share a post suggesting the SKIMS founder got the illness while celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island. In response to the tweet that the diagnosis "came soon after Kim's infamous private island birthday bash," Kim replied, "False. Nobody caught Covid from the trip." The reality TV star continued, "Saint was the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first. I then developed symptoms and got it a few days after he coughed on me while caring for him." She also added on Twitter as the episode aired, "All of my babies and I had Covid! At least we all had it together and everyone is okay!" Back in 2020, Kim posted pictures from her tropical getaway, which received immediate backlash on social media due to the ongoing pandemic.