The swine flu epidemic is wrecking the romance on Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's Mexican "pre-honeymoon" - because they're having to wear masks every time they leave their hotel.
The newlyweds, who married in Pasadena, California on Saturday (25Apr09), are honeymooning in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, where the killer new flu started - and they're not taking any precautions.
Pratt says, "We're definitely wearing the face masks everywhere we go; we're not playing. I'm not trying to get pig flu.
"We're in isolation, we're in, like, full hiding."
The couple are in Cabo filming post-marriage scenes for their reality show The Hills, and Pratt is hopeful the show's bosses at MTV will help them foot the bill for a proper tropical getaway in Fiji or Tahiti.
Phoning in to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest's Los Angeles radio show on Tuesday (28Apr09), he added, "Since it is a recession we might just be going to Santa Monica beach (in California)."