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Selma Blair Shares How She and Christina Applegate Are Each Other’s Pillars of Support As They Both Battle MS
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Selma Blair Shares How She and Christina Applegate Are Each Other’s Pillars of Support As They Both Battle MS

“Christina still supports me," Blair said. "She’s just a strong one. She really is. She’s such a nurturer. If you need something she’s at your house."

Christina Applegate and Selma Blair pose at the GQ magazine party February 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
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Selma Blair and Christina Applegate have been close ever since they co-starred in the 2002 film The Sweetest Thing. Over the decades they went on to further their career and become prominent stars in Hollywood in their own right. Tragedy struck both their lives in recent years when they learned they were diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Blair in 2018, and Applegate three years later in 2021. Despite the initial shock, the two actors have been helping each other through it.

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system which in turn can affect the quality of one's life. While there is no cure for the disease, the symptoms can be managed and people can adapt to new lifestyles after diagnosis. The symptoms include fatigue, numbness and tingling, blurred vision, double vision, weakness, poor coordination, imbalance, pain, depression, and problems with memory and concentration. Less commonly MS may cause tremors, paralysis, and blindness according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.