Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar are #FriendshipGoals
Any millennial worth their salt knows Selma Blair an Sarah Michelle Gellar go way back — who could ever forget their iconic Cruel Intentions performances? Which is why it’s utterly delightful and completely heartwarming to see their friendship going strong 20 years later. Even more so when you read Blair’s thoughts about their trip to Disneyland together with Blair’s son.
Initially, Blair shared a photo of Gellar pushing her around the park in a wheelchair — it was a candid photo a fan likely snapped and then posted on social media. She ultimately took it down because she didn’t “own” the photo, but captioned a loving message about her friend on a follow-up photo.
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Huge phone!!! So, I posted a picture with Sarah cruising my butt around Disney. It resonated with people and was kind of sad about taking down but it was kindly brought to my attention that i don’t own the photo and could be sued. And I can’t take that hassle. So I took down. Not because I was ashamed or embarrassed, but because it isn’t my picture. I am not giving up on having some recovery. Or at least getting stabilized. I am oddly grateful for the new insight I have into a chronically unpredictable body. And I found my friends to be more generous and kinder than I could have imagined… @sarahmgellar @jaime_king @constancezimmer @janeylopatypr @karenzambos and the list goes on and on. This friend, made sure my kid had the best spring break memory with all of us. And so I am grateful to mobility aids to make it possible. And the best friends to push. And to teach a kid, there is a person In the chair. I am a bit too weak to use my super awesome @the_alinker_world all around with a kid and bad tailbone… and none of this needed an explanation. But I’m a talker ! Hahah. Love . Selma ps. Go #Detroit! And I am in a ….#wheelchair 🤷♀️ still me though.
“This friend, made sure my kid had the best spring break memory with all of us,” she writes about Gellar. “And so I am grateful to mobility aids to make it possible. And the best friends to push. And to teach a kid, there is a person in the chair.”
The original photo showed her son Arthur, enjoying a ride on his mom’s lap. It’s actually a very sweet moment that shows three people who all seem to love each other and the Disney scene very much.
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É isso aí! Não podemos viver em função da EM. Se tem que ir de cadeira de rodas, você vai! Só não podemos deixar de fazer nada que nos faz feliz por causa da EM!!! Ela é uma inspiração para nós! 🇺🇸 That's it! We can’t live in function of MS. If you have to go in a wheelchair, you go! We just can’t stop doing things that makes us happy because we have MS!!! She’s an inspiration for us. #vivendocomesclerosemultipla #esclerosemultipla #ms #selmablair #msfighter #disney #Repost @selmablair with @get_repost ・・・ When you and your son are sooooo pleased to have a #pushy BFF . #sarahmichellegellar is literally the strongest woman. Arthur weighs 50 lbs and he really digs this lifestyle😂. I can stand. I can walk. Don’t worry folks. But that uses up the whole day of energy. I am still in an exacerbation so this is how I roll. I busted My tailbone or would use my #alinker, but then Arthur would have to walk and that is not how he rolls 🤷♀️. Seriously. Thank you sarah and @jaime_king who basically saved me last week. And @reesewitherspoon who sent food for the weekend. I love you all. I mean my gratitude list goes on and on.
The group of them spent some time exploring the park earlier this week for a spring break trip with Blair’s son, Arthur, and Gellar’s kids. And it looks like the whole group had a blast, tbh.
Last fall, Blair shared with the world that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”
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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member… thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. 🖤 my instagram family… you know who you are.
According to the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
While the diagnosis itself is likely a lot to process emotionally and physically, the most heartbreaking part of Blair’s MS journey was just how long it took for her to actually get diagnosed. “I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve,” she says. “I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know.”
Earlier this year, she showed up to the Vanity Fair Oscars party looking jaw-droppingly fabulous and confident as hell.
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There are moments that define us. This is one of those indelibly watermarked in my heart. This is #troynankin ; my former publicist turned manager , best friend , and fake husband. We joke. I have become a different woman in the last few years, through struggles and the intense pride of motherhood. @vanityfair has always been a champion of mine, like Troy. And yet, I have not fully realized my capabilities as an actress. I wanted to be at this red carpet to remember my first time attending with a not yet famous friend, @jakegyllenhaal . I believed in him and his career and wanted him there. And this dinner always symbolizes so much. And I kept going because it was always a night in hollywood that was full of hollywood dreams with all the talent present in their glory. I loved to watch. I was invited this year. I am featured in March issue . Thank you @radhikajones @kristasmith @samiranasr #juliemiller @cassblackbird . So this was a streak of light. To say I am here. I am still in an exacerbation so there was some nervousness. I don’t do anything the way I was once able. I will though. I can regain much. Mommas gotta work. And I will be able to do so much more on my own, But this man. Until that comes …This man and a host of others light the way and hold the moon @thetexastroya was a hero. Wanting me to shine brightly in a time that can be so challenging. He knew I wanted to be able to stand proudly as the woman I have become and hope to be. To be a part of something so special when my body won’t move clearly yet. And then I felt the love from the photographers who have watched me goof around on red carpets since I was in my twenties. I felt the warmth of the bulbs. The strength of my gown. His attentive touch. And still I hoped my brain could send signals for the remainder of my time there. And I sobbed. And I appreciated every single second. Every surprising tear, he was there. As he has always been. And that is the reason I could. Thank you Troy. We got me just where I wanted to be. For a night. And I later pushed my way into a family photo with @dianaross (omg) . So much to post but not before this one. True love. Right here. Forever.
“So this was a streak of light,” she wrote at the time. “To say I am here. I am still in an exacerbation so there was some nervousness. I don’t do anything the way I was once able. I will though. I can regain much.”