Mary Fitzgerald is not buying Christine Quinn’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
The Selling Sunset star, 41, told TMZ that she didn’t believe Quinn, 33, really tested positive for the deadly virus.
When asked point blank if she though Christine really had the disease, Fitzgerald replied, ‘I mean me personally, no because we all tested on Tuesday and again on Friday.’
As if: Mary Fitzgerald isn’t buying Christine Quinn’s COVID-19 diagnosis either (pictured earlier this month in La Quinta, California)
She responded simply with ‘yep’ to follow up questions on whether Quinn also tested and if she tested negative.
As for her motivation, Fitzgerald guessed that Quinn did not want to face the music for her own actions during the reunion.
‘Probably because she didn’t want to face everything she’s done,’ The Oppenheim Group real estate agent said. ‘I honestly don’t know. I really don’t know. I mean that would be my guess. But I mean it’s sad.
‘We all showed up, we didn’t want to have to talk to her about her actions, and I’m sure she didn’t want to have to have answers for her actions. So we didn’t want to be there talking about it either, but it’s our job. We’re doing it.’
Faking it: The Selling Sunset star, 41, told TMZ that she didn’t believe her co-star, 33, really tested positive for the deadly virus (Fitzgerald left, Quinn right)
Professionalism: Fitzgerald said that the cast didn’t want to talk about all of the drama associated with Christine but said, ‘It’s our job. We’re doing it.’
While the reporter was quick to point out some people believe Selling Sunset won’t make it without Christine, Fitzgerald said she didn’t agree.
‘I think it will be fine,’ the star said with a small smirk tugging at her lips. ‘Thankfully, it’s not my say. I don’t want to make that decision. I think Christine is great for the show. I just don’t think she’s good for the office.’
Fitzgerald also said that, to redeem herself, Quinn needs to ‘stop the crazy behavior’ and to ‘stop doing all the messed up things she does.’
Mary’s thoughts on Christine’s test echo sentiments made earlier this week by her co-star Chrishell Stause who responded to a TMZ article reporting that Christine, 33, was isolating with the virus and refuted the facts for all to see.
She posted underneath the tweet with a gif that read: ‘And the lie detector test determined that was a lie!’
Not the only skeptical star: Mary’s thoughts on Christine’s test echo sentiments made earlier by her co-star Chrishell Stause (pictured March 2022)
Coming down with an illness: On Saturday, Christine’s rep told TMZ that she had tested positive for the virus and was unable to join the cast in person for the show’s reunion episode
The women have had a contentious relationship over the years, with their first feud going back to season one of their hit Netflix series.
On Saturday, Christine’s rep told TMZ that she had tested positive for the virus and was unable to join the cast in person for the show’s reunion episode at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California.
But Christine was also seen filming a project on Tuesday, just days after she testing positive – leading many fans to suggest she wasn’t unwell and isolating.
Quinn was reportedly seen filming another project alongside Melissa Gorga, 43, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, while crew members surrounded the pair.
On-set: Christine was also seen filming a project on Tuesday, just days after she testing positive – leading many fans to suggest she wasn’t unwell and isolating (pictured April 11, 2022)
Current guidelines from the CDC indicate that those who test positive or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should remain home for at least five days and isolate from others, wear ‘a well-fitting mask if you must be around others’ and refrain from traveling.
In the images from the set, neither Quinn or Gorga are wearing masks, while one of the three crew members was.
The show’s Amanza Smith and Maya Vander also tested positive for the virus, and appeared on the reunion remotely.
A rep for Quinn told the outlet that the reality star was given the chance to appear via video chat, but did not take it as she was feeling ill.
LOL: She posted underneath the tweet with a gif that read: ‘And the lie detector test determined that was a lie!’
Many fans had been skeptical of Quinn’s diagnosis, according to TMZ, under the rationale that she wanted to avoid conflict with cast members on the Netflix series, as the show’s villain character.
Quinn told E!’s Daily Pop late last year the she had grown tired of the villain moniker on the series.
‘I actually really loved it at first, and I was embracing it because I love to put on a show and be a character,’ she said. ‘It’s so fun for me, you know? However, I was hoping that there would be multiple sides that would be shown – my vulnerability, different things – but throughout the seasons, it just seemed to be this one-note consistency of my character portrayal.
‘So it was hard for me. Especially when I was going through a lot this season. It’s fun, but people need to realize it’s a show.’