Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard let tenants skip rent for April during coronavirus crisis – The Sun

KRISTEN Bell has showed huge compassion with her property portfolio amid the coronavirus pandemic by letting her tenants live rent-free.

The actress, famed for Gossip Girl and Frozen voiceovers, owns a portion of homes across America with hubby Dax Shepard and they are said to be willing to let their profits slip for the sake of society.

As the killer coronavirus bug takes hold, many Americans are being urged to stay at home by Government order, with the self employed seeing their businesses falter and cash flow dry up.

As such, the 39-year-old is letting slip the rent for tenants in her Los Angeles homes, according to US gossip website TMZ.

It state's the couple's business Pringus Property LLC, which owns two residential buildings, sent an email to tenants which the website claims gave them the "good news."

It is also said to have expressed "empathy and encouragement."

It comes as unemployment is on the rise during the medical crisis, leaving many out of pocket and struggling to pay their rents.

In 2017, it was reported how the couple had bought a pad in Los Feliz for $4.3million, complete with nearly an acre of land.

It comes as their neighbour Brad Pitt, and many other US A-Listers, have holed up in plush pads with numerous swimming pools and huge bedrooms as they adhere to the social isolation rules.

Despite the stay at home order in place in the US, a coronavirus expert has warned "millions" of Americans could die if President Donald Trump lifts his current lockdown.

Tom Inglesby,  of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, made the comments a day after the president said he would reconsider America's social distancing policy amid the outbreak.

Despite the president's instinct to protect the US economy, Inglesby wrote: "COVID would spread widely, rapidly, terribly, could kill potentially millions in the yr ahead with huge social and economic impact across the country."

It comes as the president on Monday said he may end the US lockdown by the end of March – saying “we cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”

"America will, again, and soon, be open for business. Very soon," he said at the daily White House coronavirus briefing Monday.

"A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. Lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.

"We're not going to let the cure be worse than the problem," he continued.

However infectious diseases specialist Inglesby argued in his tweets: "To drop all these measures now would be to accept that COVID pts will get sick in extraordinary numbers all over the country, far beyond what the US health care system could bear.

"Many models report that health care systems will be completely overwhelmed/collapse by the peak of cases if major social distancing is not put in place."


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