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Former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell reveals why she’s exempt from Sydney’s strict lockdown

Former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell reveals why she’s exempt from Sydney’s lockdown – as she ‘bounces back and forth’ between two homes

Former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell has revealed why she’s exempt from Sydney’s strict lockdown, after receiving a number of messages from followers on Instagram.

In an Instagram story post on Sunday, the 35-year-old explained how she left Sydney with her family prior to the lockdown, and is ‘blessed’ to have a farm in Crackenback in rural New South Wales, as well as a home in Gerringong on the South Coast.

Over the past few weeks, Krystal has been sharing idyllic photos of herself with husband Neil Hipwell and their three young children at the two properties.

Setting the record straight: Former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell (pictured), 35, revealed on Sunday why she’s exempt from Sydney’s strict lockdown, after receiving a number of messages from followers on Instagram

‘I’ve been receiving quite a few messages from people asking how and why we should be exempt from Sydney’s lockdown,’ Krystal began her Instagram Story post.

‘The reason for this is that we left Sydney well before the lockdown commencing and have not returned since.’

Krystal said they have been lucky to ‘bounce back and forth’ between their two homes, and have no immediate plans in returning to their Sydney apartment.

Clearing things up: In an Instagram story post on Sunday, Krystal explained how she left Sydney with her family prior to the lockdown, and is 'blessed' to have a farm in Crackenback in rural New South Wales, as well as a home in Gerringong on the South Coast

Clearing things up: In an Instagram story post on Sunday, Krystal explained how she left Sydney with her family prior to the lockdown, and is ‘blessed’ to have a farm in Crackenback in rural New South Wales, as well as a home in Gerringong on the South Coast

‘We are very blessed to have two homes in unrestricted areas and have been bouncing back and forth between these,’ she explained.

‘We don’t feel the need to return to Sydney just now, with my Neil (her property developer husband) being able to work remotely, and Sunny (their son) doing remote learning. 

‘It just seems silly to choose being cooped up in a small apartment with no backyard and three kids in a stressful environment, over our current arrangement particularly when there is no end in sight,’ she concluded.

Blessed: 'We are very blessed to have two homes in unrestricted areas and have been bouncing back and forth between these,' she explained. Pictured at their Gerringong home

Blessed: ‘We are very blessed to have two homes in unrestricted areas and have been bouncing back and forth between these,’ she explained. Pictured at their Gerringong home

Escaped lockdown: 'It just seems silly to choose being cooped up in a small apartment with no backyard and three kids in a stressful environment, over our current arrangement particularly when there is no end in sight,' she said. Pictured in Crackenback with son Huska

Escaped lockdown: ‘It just seems silly to choose being cooped up in a small apartment with no backyard and three kids in a stressful environment, over our current arrangement particularly when there is no end in sight,’ she said. Pictured in Crackenback with son Huska

Krystal and Neil share three children, son Sunny, six, daughter Nakoda, two, and 10-month-old son Huska.   

Sydney has endured its fourth week of a strict lockdown, with NSW recording 141 new cases on Sunday. 

Sydneysiders are only able to leave their homes for exercise, shopping for essentials, medical care, or for work if they cannot work from home.

Krystal rose to fame on the 2006 season of Big Brother Australia. She has since become a beauty and lifestyle influencer, as well as a blogger and fitness trainer. 

Husband: Krystal added that there's no reason for the family to return to Sydney just yet, with her property developer husband Neil Hipwell (pictured) able to work remotely

Husband: Krystal added that there’s no reason for the family to return to Sydney just yet, with her property developer husband Neil Hipwell (pictured) able to work remotely

Family: The couple share son Sunny, six, daughter Nakoda, two, and 10-month-old son Huska

Family: The couple share son Sunny, six, daughter Nakoda, two, and 10-month-old son Huska

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