Jamie-Lynn Sigler worries that having multiple sclerosis gets in the way of her being a mother, a fact she shared on the podcast “Katie’s Crib.”
“The Sopranos” alum told Kate Lowes on Monday’s episode that she feels “guilty” about the way MS has affected her relationship with her two children Jack Adam, 13 months, and Beau Kyle, 5.
“Sometimes I feel guilty, or I feel bad because I don’t want to put my s*** on him,” Sigler, 37 said.
She added, “But at the same time I think that maybe I’m giving him some lessons in compassion and understanding, and the fact that he’s never pointed a single thing that makes me different – the only thing he’s ever pointed out is just why he loves me. I’m grateful for him.”
Sigler revealed in 2016 that she has been battling the disease for 15 years but “wasn’t ready” then to go public.
Speaking to Lowes, Sigler said she worries her disability would “slow” down her son as he gets older, “I don’t want this to take away anything from his life.”
The actress continued saying she “hired a nanny to take him on trips to the beach or things that I couldn’t do or … hiking and things like that, that I wanted him to experience and I wanted him to have fun doing.”
She says it “killed” her that she wasn’t able to be the one to take him, but “he comes first.”
Sigler adds that despite going public about her disease, she still feels like she has to “cover [her MS] up” when she does work which is “very rare” because that is what she “did for so many years.”