Kate Garraway found ‘new ways’ to love Derek after heartbreaking Covid hell

Kate Garraway has opened up about the new ways she has found to love her husband Derek Draper after his Covid-19 battle.

The Good Morning Britain host has always been open about her husband's journey after he was diagnosed with Covid back in March 2020.

Derek, 54, was admitted to the hospital with severe breathing difficulties and remained in a critical condition for one year.

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The effects of the virus have left him needing round-the-clock care, with Kate chronicling the family's ordeal in her ITV documentary, Caring for Derek.

Kate revealed that the couple is still learning and adjusting to this new way of loving each other.

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, Kate said: "When you nearly lose someone, it certainly brings everything into sharp focus."

"In many ways, we’re still learning how we are as man and wife, as so much has changed."

She also confessed that their two children Darcy 17, and William, 12, have had to "relearn" how to be around their dad amidst his current health struggles.

"It’s the same for the children – they’re having to relearn the experience of being with their dad. And, of course, the biggest learning is for poor Derek", she explained.

The ITV star previously opened up in her documentary about how "terribly lonely" she can feel while caring for her husband but she still hopes they can have their happy ending.

The mum-of-two said: "I think one of the worst things is the terrible loneliness that you get from having him but not here."

"It's really indescribable, I don't know, it's just so hard because I can sort of see him but he's absent and you just feel very much on your own all the time.

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The Strictly Come Dancing star added: "He doesn't look at you for a cup of tea. I still hope we have a happy ending but ultimately it just feels unsustainable."

Kate was awarded an MBE in this year's New Year's Honours after she shared the harrowing insight into Derek's health battles.

Speaking about receiving the honour, the I'm A Celeb star said: "It was amazing! But I haven't received it yet, so I don't want to tempt fate in case they retract the offer!

She added: "I do feel there's room for celebration, though, and my hope is that if we do eventually have a ceremony, Derek will be further along in his recovery and we can go together. That would be wonderful."


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