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Longtime buddies Selma Blair and Christina Applegate are supporting one another via their journeys with multiple sclerosis (MS). After the “Dancing With the Stars” season finale on Nov. 21, Blair spoke about her friendship with Applegate and the way the 2 have leaned on one another throughout their respective battles with the condition. After exiting “DWTS” early as a result of well being considerations, Blair, who was diagnosed with MS in 2018, had returned for an attractive closing efficiency.
“She’s nailing simply being who she is with this MS.”
Within the interview with Leisure Tonight, the “Merciless Intentions” actor opened up about being there for her buddy and former costar at Applegate’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Nov. 14. The ceremony marked the “Lifeless to Me” star’s first public look since she shared her MS diagnosis in August 2021. “I am a fan of hers,” Blair stated. “She is an iconic, iconic California woman, actress of my technology, and he or she is it. There has not been one factor that she’s accomplished that I have never been like, ‘Nailed it.’ She’s nailing simply being who she is with this MS.”
Blair had joined Applegate’s household, followers, and buddies, together with her “Lifeless to Me” costar Linda Cardellini and former “Married . . . With Youngsters” costars Katey Sagal and David Faustino. She added, “She’s humorous and undoubtedly, her efficiency was wonderful, however to be there, I simply needed to witness the greats in my buddies’ lives, simply quietly again there. To know I used to be there for one thing that we dream about once we’re little.”
Although Applegate just lately spoke candidly about her challenges forward of the discharge of “Dead to Me” season three, Blair shared, “Christina nonetheless helps me. She’s simply such a robust one, she actually is. She’s such a nurturer. When you want one thing, she’s at your home. There have been issues that I had been unglued, and he or she’s like, ‘I am exterior, reply the door.'” Blair, alternatively, stated she’s supplied recommendation on canes. “I am actually into all that, all of the issues that assist me get round. However she’s getting it locked down. She has so much on her plate. It is so much, however she’s simply sensible and delightful as ever.”
Blair and Applegate have recognized one another for greater than 20 years. They costarred within the 2002 comedy “The Sweetest Factor” alongside Cameron Diaz and have since remained shut buddies. Forward, watch Blair’s touching interview in full.