Glee star Dianna Agron was robbed of a normal upbringing when her dad was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - because she was forced to play therapist to her devastated family.
Agron enjoyed a fairytale childhood as kid, living in a posh hotel suite with her family in San Francisco, California - where her father served as a general manager.
However, the star's life came crashing down at the tender age of 15 when her father developed the debilitating autoimmune disease, tearing apart her family.
Speaking to U.S. publication Cosmopolitan, she says, "Quite a bit changed after that. At that age, you don't see mortality in your parents."
The disorder wrecked her mum and dad's relationship and they subsequently separated, much to the distress of Agron and her young brother.
And the subject matter is still too sensitive for the actress, now 25, to discuss in detail.
She adds, "I had to play the therapist to my family... be the glue... Those kind of things I'm not ready to speak about yet."