Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Rener Gracie and his wife, model and former pro-wrestler Eve Torres, have tested positive for COVID-19. The couple believe the younger of their two sons, Renson, has also contracted it. Torres announced the news on her social network.

"I debated sharing this, as it still feels raw and personal right now, but I’ve always believed in sharing both the good and the tough with our community," she wrote. "My husband, Rener, tested positive for COVID last Wednesday in the beginning of our vacation in Utah with my family. We all returned home immediately. I have now tested positive, and my 2-year-old, Renson, has had a fever, who we also assume to be positive. We have a great support system and a great vitamin/supplement regimen, and we know many of you may have already battled with this virus and all the weight that comes with it. We welcome your positive thoughts for us and my family as we are hoping to be on the other side of this soon."

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I debated sharing this, as it still feels raw and personal right now, but I’ve always believed in sharing both the good and the tough with our community. My husband, Rener, tested positive for COVID last Wednesday in the beginning of our vacation in Utah with my family. We all returned home immediately. I have now tested positive, and my 2 year old, Renson, has had a fever, who we also assume to be positive. We have a great support system and a great vitamin/ supplement regimen, and we know many of you may have already battled with this virus and all the weight that comes with it. We welcome your positive thoughts for us and my family as we are hoping to be on the other side of this soon. 🖤

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Rener is the grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu patriarch Helio Gracie, and the second oldest son of UFC co-founder Rorion. He is a chief instructor at the Gracie University (formerly Gracie Academy), co-creator of the controversial Gracie University online curriculum, and has coached a number of top fighters including the #2 ranked featherweight in the UFC, Brian Ortega. He's also the founder and CEO of Quikflip Apparel, outerwear that converts to a backpack. Rener dazzled the sharks on Shark Tank, and Quikflip made Time magazine's "Best Inventions of 2019."