Armie Hammer, his wife Elizabeth Chambers, and their two children are spending the coronavirus quarantine in the Cayman Islands (a sovereign state of the United Kingdom), and she went on Instagram to tell us about how well the government has been handling the outbreak. In doing so, she felt obligated to disclose that “for the health and safety” of their family, she and Armie decided to SIP (shelter-in-paradise) where they do not live. According to People, when he was 7, Armie’s family moved to the Cayman Islands and he lived there for five years (Armie comes from very old money, his great-grandfather was an oil tycoon, and he still couldn’t manage to buy the career he wanted!). Apparently he still has extended family there. So at least Armie’s new Pirates of the Florida Panhandle look makes a little more sense now.
According to People:
“We’re currently quarantined in the Caymans, which wasn’t planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway,” Elizabeth wrote. “Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family. But none of that is the point…I just know this is a very sensitive time and emotions are heightened, so felt the need to explain.”
Here’s Elizabeth’s post, where she donned her best “beach casual” gold jewelry, a (leather?!) turban, face mask (cashmere from the looks of it) and rubber gloves to explain why she and the family aren’t hunkered down at home in L.A. I guess the Hammer family’s burning need to overshare was worth the risk of being publicly shamed for flaunting their privilege by jetting off to the Caribbean in the middle of a global pandemic.
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Left home yesterday for the first time in almost a month for our second grocery run and the experience was drastically different than the first run three and a half weeks ago. We’re currently quarantined in Grand Cayman, which wasn’t planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway. Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family. But none of that is the point…I just know this is a very sensitive time and emotions are heightened, so felt the need to explain. The point is…the government here seems to be handling this entire situation extremely well. There are strict curfews, lockdowns and visitation to essential businesses are only allowed on certain days based on the first letter of your last name. And it seems to be working. There are no lines or crowding and when I asked the cashier if they have been busy/overwhelmed on the weekends, she said that it’s never very busy and no lines because of the mandates. I’ve received messages from a few people saying that local grocery stores on the east coast have implemented one-way aisles and @birdbakery we’re using tape on the floor as a guideline for social distancing if guests must enter. How are your local businesses and grocery stores finding the balance between social distancing and customer demand? Please share and stay safe (and home when possible)! ❤️
I’m still trying to figure out what the point of this post is (other than to plug her vanity business, Bird Bakery in Texas. Lord knows what the world really needs right now are twee cupcakes). Elizabeth says “The point is…the government here seems to be handling this entire situation extremely well,” which, good for you, I guess? It’s a shit show over here, but congratulations on being able to find someone to hook up your eyebrows during this difficult time.