“This is my dear friend @selmablair. Last night she stood on the world stage for the first time, since being diagnosed with MS,” the Buffy alum, 41, said in a caption beside a photo of the Hellboy costar, 46. She continued, “To say I’m proud, would be a gross understatement. When I have a cold, I want to hide from the world under my covers. But not Selma. She is facing this diagnosis, the way she faces everything, with dignity, grace and head on.” The actress added, “I know the support and encouragement that she has received on this platform has truly been a source of strength for her. This is not an easy journey, but Selma will not let this define her.”
Selma was all about her pal’s public support, responding in the comments, “I love you so dearly.” The pair met on the set of their 1999 cult classic film Cruel Intentions, and have been friends ever since. The Sweetest Thing actress has been in the news lately after stepping out for the Oscars after-party in a lovely dress while carrying a custom cane. She recently sat-down with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America and revealed that her 7-year-old son, Arthur, asked her if she was going to die after she told him about her illness.
“And I said, ‘No. I mean, we never know what kills us, Arthur. But this is not the doctor telling me I’m dying,'” Selma said of their conversation. “And he was like, ‘Oh. Okay!'” She added that her son sensed that things had started changing on his own — which is why she didn’t have have a problem “at all” being honest with her only child about her condition.
We are so proud of Selma for being completely brave while battling this!