Martha Stewart, who tested positive for COVID, is ‘heartbroken’ to miss party

Martha Stewart is “heartbroken” that she had to skip the skincare launch party for Mario Badescu on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Tonight I planned to host a garden party at The Plaza on behalf of my favorite skincare line, @mariobadescu,” the Martha Stewart Living founder wrote along with a video from inside the event, which she did not attend. . “But I am sad to report that I have tested positive for covid-19.”

She added that she was “heartbroken” to miss the event, but also said: “I feel fine but I abide by the rules and isolate myself.”

Photos of Martha Stewart at the Plaza.
The Plaza was adorned with photos of Stewart in honor of the collaboration.

According to a source at the event, guests were told that Stewart, 80, was no longer able to attend just minutes before she spoke.

“A crowd gathered around eager for her to speak. But then her publicist showed up and announced that she had unfortunately tested positive for COVID and would no longer be able to host the event,” the source told Page Six, adding: “You could tell everyone was really disappointed.”

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While Martha was unable to attend, she did give fans a peek inside the event.

Fans were quick to wish Stewart a speedy recovery in the comments.

“Please feel better soon, Martha. Sending lots of love,” one fan wrote.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery!” another added.

“We love you! 💚,” commented Mario Badescu, the skincare brand.

Martha Stewart.
Martha shared that one of her skincare secrets was “The Martha Facial,” which she has received since 1967.
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Stewart was asked to host the brand’s 50th anniversary along with the launch of its new facial named after the businesswoman herself. The TV personality says The Martha Facial, now available at Mario Badescu’s flagship store, is the same facial he’s been getting for nearly 40 years.

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