Still in quarantine? You’re not alone. Celebrities are cooped up in their homes across the country just like many of us. As we collectively navigate this uncharted territory, USA TODAY presents Quarantine Diaries, which give readers a peek into how our favorite stars are spending their time at home.
Today’s diarist is “The Real” co-host and comedian Loni Love, who’s at home in Los Angeles with boyfriend James Welsh. Love and Welsh started dating in March 2020, as luck would have it, right before shutdowns across the country.
Although spending unlimited time holed up together during quarantine has proved to be a challenge for some couples, Love says it’s been smooth sailing, aside from the fact that “he farts a lot.”
ET’s Deidre Behar spoke with Loni Love and her boyfriend, actor James Welsh, via video chat as they self-isolate together at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The couple spoke candidly about living together for the first time, what they’ve taught each other and how they’re keeping their romance alive. Loni also shared the skills she’s been honing during her time at home, including cooking and braiding her own hair. Also keeping her busy, her work as a co-host on ‘The Real.’ Loni gushed over her co-host Jeannie Mai’s recent engagement to Jeezy, shared what it’s like filming the talk show from home and even showed off a new role: sound control operator! Loni’s book, ‘I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons,’ is out June 23.
Loni Love brings effortless personality, confidence, and honesty to TV screens daily as the co-host of The Real. And the secret to her success: perseverance. Because her journey has taken many twists. She sat down with us to share how she’s found her voice, onstage and off.