No “Cruel Intentions” here — Sarah Michelle Gellar is just helping Selma Blair in her time of need.
In her cover story with People, Blair, 47, spoke candidly about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis and the support system she relies on since learning about her condition in August 2018.
One of her biggest champions is close friend and former co-star Gellar, who has organized a weekly “food train” for Blair and her eight-year-old son Arthur.
“I get weekend meal packs like I’ve never feasted on before from Reese Witherspoon, from Constance Zimmer and so many people I don’t even know through Sarah,” Blair said. “Her friends are just doing this to feed me and Arthur.”
Although her diet has changed to accommodate more lipids since her diagnosis and she admits she “feel[s]like throwing up all the time,” she appreciates the outpouring of support from others.
“They’ve stood up in ways I never would have been comfortable with before,” Blair said.
This isn’t the first instance of celebrity support Blair that has received since her diagnosis. The “Legally Blonde” actress has posted on Instagram how she has bonded with Michael J. Fox and Jack Osbourne over living publicly with nervous system conditions.
Gellar, 42, has been an advocate for Blair since her diagnosis. In addition to organizing her meal deliveries and joining her on a Disney outing with their children in March, she took to Instagram to express the pride she has for her co-star-turned-bestie.
“When I have a cold, I want to hide from the world under my covers,” Gellar wrote. “But not Selma. She is facing this diagnosis, the way she faces everything, with dignity, grace and head on.”
“I know the support and encouragement that she has received on this platform has truly been a source of strength for her,” she ended. “This is not an easy journey, but Selma will not let this define her.”