Prison and Work - By Emily

Hi to everyone. My partner is in prison and I decided not to mention it at work. It's a personal choice and work is an escape for me. Just before Xmas though, a lady started work at the same place as me and I know her son is in the same prison as my partner because she lives nearby and I sometimes see her on visits. I am now toying with the idea that I should tell my boss before the truth comes tumbling out from someone else. I have heard her talk about her son in the work canteen so she is very upfront about her son being in prison. I'm just scared because of what my work colleagues might think and I know I shouldn't be, but I just feel embarrassed about the whole thing. Has anyone else had the same experience as me?