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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Announces That She’s Been Battling MS For 15 Years

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Talks Motherhood; Calls It A Test

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is finally ready to live her truth!

The actress, who just married pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra (they were engaged for almost three years) talked to the People about her battle with multiple sclerosis (MS), which she was diagnosed with at 20 years old. I know! That’s a long time to not talk openly about her condition. She says:

“I wasn’t ready until now,” Sigler says of revealing her illness. “You’d think that after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this, but it’s still hard to accept.”

And it’s definitely taken a toll on her career and activity.

“I can’t walk for a long period of time without resting. I cannot run. No superhero roles for me,” she says, laughing. “Stairs? I can do them but they’re not the easiest. When I walk, I have to think about every single step, which is annoying and frustrating.”

Working over the years after The Sopranos ended meant covering up her illness.

“Sometimes all I needed was like five or 10 minutes to sit and recharge but I wouldn’t ask, because I didn’t want them to be suspicious,” she says. While MS has no cure, Sigler has “run the gamut” with MS drugs including injections and infusions and now takes the twice-daily pill Tecfidera, which has kept her symptoms stable for the past six years.

“Things are manageable now,” she adds. “It takes a fighting attitude to deal with all this. This disease can absolutely take over your life if you let it.”

And now, she’s ready to tell her truth about MS.

“I’m at a point in my life with my son, with my new marriage, it’s a new me. I don’t want to hold a secret where it feels like I have something to be ashamed of or have something to hide,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s part of me, but it’s not who I am.”

(Via People)

We support you, Jamie-Lynn! It’s gotta be hard living with MS, much less keeping it a secret. More power to you and your beautiful new family!

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Posted Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Mourns Her Brother Adam’s Passing

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Mourns Her Brother Adam's Passing

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is mourning the death of her oldest brother Adam Sigler after he passed away on Wednesday as the result of a massive brain hemorrhage. Sad!

“Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are by the sudden loss of Adam Sigler,” a rep for the actress said in a statement. “He brought love and joy to everyone around him especially his family, who were by his side when he passed. Adam will continue to be a source of strength and inspiration. We ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this time.”

Adam was reportedly engaged and in good health prior to the brain hemorrhage.

Adam, a stockbroker, was the oldest of the three Sigler children, which also included middle brother Brian. The siblings grew up in Long Island, New York.

Our condolences go out to the Sigler family in this tough time and we hope that he is at peace.

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Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Talks Motherhood; Calls It A Test

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Talks Motherhood; Calls It A Test

Former “Sopranos” actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler wants everyone to know that she loves being a mother, but it’s not the walk in the park that everyone makes it out to be.

She revealed, “It’s really hard – it’s a test on every level. The amount of love is incredible, but it’s difficult. You don’t get a lot of sleep, it’s exhausting, you have to be on 24/7, you’ve got to breathe through. It’s amazing that a little thing can cause that much frustration sometimes.”

People has the full report:

The Dads guest star spends her time with her 7-month-old son, Beau Kyle, and has been able to witness all his major milestones. “I’m with him every single day, all day so [I’m] watching every little milestone,” says Sigler. “He’s starting to crawl which is fun, and he’s really into Mommy, reaching for me and asking for me.”

Her advice for first-time moms? “Listen to what everybody warns you about, but also don’t have expectations of what they should or shouldn’t be doing. Let your child grow at his or her own pace. Try and take a step back because it does go really fast,” she shares.

One thing Sigler loves about being a mom is feeling “like you deserve a medal every day. You feel like you should get props when you walk out of the house [and] you’re just alive and breathing.”

Even with motherhood being tough, she has the help and support of her fiancé Cutter Dykstra. “Dad’s amazing – he’s playing baseball so he’s on the road [and] we’re doing a little long distance, but he’s a really good dad,” says Sigler.

She adds: “[He’s] really hands on and it’s pretty sexy to see a guy with a baby.”

Perhaps there are a lot of teen wanna-be mothers that should read this before thinking about having babies?

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Posted Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Jamie Lynn Sigler shares a picture of her new baby boy!

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler and her fiance Cutter Dykstra shared a picture of their new son, Beau, with US Weekly.  “I get how they say you will never know what love is until you have a child,” the Sopranos told the magazine.

Jamie welcomed Beau on August 28, after 36 hours of labor. The couple have been engaged since January, and plan on a destination wedding in 2015.

 

Posted Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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