"Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye opened up about her family's recent health struggles and revealed that she cried many tears after three of her four kids were positive for COVID-19.
In a long-winded post on Instagram, the TV star said that she took her doctor's advice to get one of her sons tested for the virus after he developed fever and colds. After learning that he was positive, Frye said she had to rush home from a work trip just as her two other kids were confirmed to be positive as well.
The actress said she had "so many emotions" as a mom with children fighting a deadly illness. All she wanted to do was to protect her kids and take away their symptoms.
"I have tried to smile through the fear and nurture them. I have shed many tears. It has brought up a lot for me," Frye said.
Frye is mom to two boys and two girls -- Story, 5, Lyric, 7, Jagger, 13, and Poet, 16. She is divorced from her ex-husband, Jason Goldberg, after 22 years of marriage.
Everyone Was Negative
The actress also shared that they had no idea where her children contracted the virus since her family unit had tested negative before one of her sons manifested symptoms. Frye also couldn't thank the doctors and medical workers enough as the family dealt with the health crisis.
She said in her post that with the doctors' help, her children were able to recover together. The actress said she has the deepest respect for the hospital frontline workers in this fight against COVID-19.
Frye also took the chance to remind her followers on social media that they need to keep safe because the virus spreads quickly. Across the U.S., hospitals are filling up with patients because of the Delta variant, which has been affecting the unvaccinated, including young people.
However, Frye did not say if her family has been vaccinated against the virus, except for the children under 12 as they are not yet eligible for the shots.
The actress became a household name as a child star starring in the '80s TV show "Punky Brewster," which ran from 1984 to 1988. After the show ended, Frey continued acting while studying at a private school in Burbank. In the 1990s, she guest-starred in TV shows like "Friends" and "Saved by The Bell." She also became a part of the sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" from 2000 to 2003. In 2021, Frye reprised her role as an older Punky Brewster in the reboot on Peacock.
In December 2020, Frye and Goldberg confirmed that they have divorced after more than two decades of their life together. The pair met in the 1990s and married in 1998. Seven years later, they had their first child, Poet.
For their 10th wedding anniversary, Frye and Goldberg, who works as a producer, renewed their vows at home and then welcomed their second baby, Jagger. Frye said that her ex-husband is a wonderful dad to their children despite the end of their marriage.
Following their divorce, Frye and Goldberg said in a statement that their priority will always be their children.
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