Both her daughter Bella and son Anwar also have the illness
, and Gigi, who does not have Lyme disease, broke down last October talking to ET about the health struggles her family
has faced. "I'm the only one in, of my siblings, my mom and my family that hasn't been affected by Lyme disease. It's been really hard for me because I'm the only one that doesn't really understand it," she shared. "What's been hardest for me is just trying to find a way to be their hope and kind of be a strength for them even with the disease that I can't understand fully because I haven't been through it."