Somya Seth, who is best known for her stint in the TV serial ‘Navya’ has recently opened up about her mental health. In a recent interview, she also talked about how her unborn son Ayden, now three and a half years old, saved her life after she had suicidal tendencies.
In 2019, Somya had hinted towards her troubled marriage with Arun Kapoor. The actor got divorced and is currently living in the US for the past five years and is now a single mother.
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Talking to ETimes, Somya revealed that before the birth of his son in 2017 the actor wanted to commit suicide. She said, “I remember this one time when I was standing in front of the mirror, unable to recognize my own self. I was completely bruised. I didn’t eat for several days even though I was pregnant. I couldn’t dare to look at the mirror for a few days and when I finally did, I just wanted to end my life.
“However, I was pregnant. And that’s when I felt that if I die my child would not know how much I love him/her. He would have to live without a mother for the rest of his life. I could kill myself but could never think of harming my own child. So yes, that’s how my son Ayden saved my life.”, she added.
She also revealed that she shares joint custody of the son with her ex-husband and gets to meet Ayden every other week. “We do simple things like sleeping on our deck under the sun, screaming on top of our voices in the woods, just petting Maggi, our dog, or cooking food, playing and sometimes making trips to the zoo. But majorly due to Covid, we are home. Ayden and his friends love painting, cycling and singing songs,” she said.
Somya rose to fame with her character in the hit TV show Navya with Shaheer Sheikh in 2011.