“Selma is one of my oldest best friends. … [She] is one of the strongest, bravest women that I know and if anybody can get through this, it’s her,” Jaime King exclusively told Us Weekly in December 2018. “I will be by her side, I will go to every appointment, I will do whatever she needs.”
The Legally Blonde actress beforehand introduced in October 2018 that she had been diagnosed with MS — and the Hart of Dixie alum has been “really proud” of her good friend’s candor about her journey “from the very beginning.”
King added on the time: “We’ve been through a lot with each other and I’m eternally grateful for her. I will do whatever it takes as her best friend to make sure that anything that I can do to support that I will be there.”
As the Cruel Intentions star continued managing her well being struggles, she decided to sign up for Dancing With the Stars season 31. Despite Blair and professional companion Sasha Farber proclaiming their team name was the “underdogs,” she had a number of well-known faces hoping for her success.
“My dear friend @selmablair is going to be on #DWTS Monday at 8ET/5PT on #DisneyPlus!” Kris Jenner captioned a September 2022 Instagram Story hours before the competition’s premiere episode. “So proud of you! I can’t wait to cheer her on.”
During her debut dance, Blair and the Australia native impressed both the DWTS judges and the audience with their emotional Viennese Waltz to “The Time of My Life” by David Cook. The efficiency — which earned a rating of 28 out of 40 from the judging panel — additionally noticed the Michigan native depart her cane behind earlier than stepping into her first dance place with Farber.
“[My face] was streaming with tears. It’s just something that is so indescribable,” fellow DWTS professional Emma Slater — who was previously married to Farber — told Us Weekly and other reporters after the first episode. “To look at her and to say she’s an inspiration is an understatement. She is just magical to me.”
The England native added: “Look, she’s actually living out her fear. And I know that took a lot of courage. I can’t even imagine what a true inspiration she is to a lot of people. … I feel blessed that she’s on the show.”
Several of Blair’s well-known buddies gushed over her emotional dance by way of social media, together with the likes of Amy Purdy, Constance Zimmer and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, for her half, even shared Disney+’s voting directions by way of her Instagram web page to encourage followers to vote for Blair and Farber.
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