Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel
Former “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child.
The Jewish actress — her father is of Greek and Romanian Jewish descent and her mother converted to Judaism upon their marriage — posted a photo of herself alongside a stack pregnancy sticks that confirmed she was expecting.
“This is the actual pic I sent my husband this past Mother’s Day while lying on the bathroom floor,” Sigler, 36, captioned the selfie. “I had just returned from Israel, was jet lagged, and didn’t believe my eyes…We are SO excited to announce the #ClearblueConfirmed arrival of another little one in just a few short months.”
The actress is four months along and this will be her second child with her husband, professional baseball player Cutter Dykstra. The couple are already parents to their three-year-old son Beau Kyle. Sigler told Us Weekly that she could not wait to tell Dykstra, 28, when she found out she was pregnant again.
“I took one of the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Tests, went to get my son dressed and came back,” she told the magazine. “When I peeked at it and I saw the word ‘pregnant,’ I screamed! My husband wasn’t with me, so I took five more because I knew he would want the proof.”
The “Sopranos” alum revealed in 2016 she was suffering from multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with at the age of 20. Sigler told Us Weekly this week she was worried the disease would affect her ability to conceive again. She explained, “In the back of my mind, I was worried about if my medical problems would interfere with getting pregnant. But within the first month we found out we were!”