She may have risen to fame as Meadow Soprano on The Sopranos, but Jamie-Lynn Sigler plans to hold off on letting her kids — son Beau Kyle, 6, and son Jack Adam, 1 — see the iconic series. That is, at least for now.
“I don’t know if I’d ever suggest it!” the 38-year-old actress told Closer Weekly while promoting The Alliance of Moms x S+T “With Heart” Romper. “I’m sure at some point they’ll bring it up to me when they have an awareness of it. Yeah, when they’re of certain age, for sure. Like 18.”
For those of you who haven’t watched the beloved HBO series, Jamie-Lynn’s Meadow was the first-born child of Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini) — the Italian-American mobster at the center of it all — and Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco) — the mafia boss’ wife who takes care of their New Jersey-based family. The Sopranos ran for six seasons, from 1999 to 2007, and won 21 Emmys as well as five Golden Globes.
Luckily for Jamie-Lynn, her family is nothing like the one she was part of on TV. In fact, the two little ones the actress shares with Cutter Dykstra — a former professional baseball player — have quite the personalities of their own.
“Neither of them are wallflowers. They both like to be the center of attention,” Jamie-Lynn — who has been married to Cutter, 30, since 2016 — gushed about Beau and Jack. “They’re both loud and funny and the ultimate boys — cars, sports, making a mess. They drive me bananas but they also treasure their mommy and treat me like a queen and I love it.”
As for what the Entourage alum considers one of her favorite memories with them, the one she told is quite recent — and not what you might expect. As it turns out, her children are currently sick and, since they’re “highly contagious,” she has kept them indoors as to not expose others. While “it’s terrible” that they’re unwell, it has led to some extra time as a family — and Jamie-Lynn wouldn’t trade that for anything.
“We haven’t been able to leave the house since quarantine so it’s just been a quieter time and a lot of snuggles on the couch and watching movies and coloring and projects and we decorated the whole house for Halloween,” Jamie-Lynn explained. “So even though it sucks that everyone’s been sick, we’ve had a lot of quality time, which has been nice.”
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Reporting by Diana Cooper