Selma called the moment ‘defining’ (Picture: PA)Selma Blair has opened up about her emotional appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday, admitting her return to the public after an MS diagnosis was a ‘defining moment’.
The 46-year-old was pictured attending the party with a cane to support her movement following her battle with the illness – which affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
It was her first red carpet since revealing her diagnosis in October.
‘There are moments that define us. This is one of those indelibly watermarked in my heart,’ she later shared with fans on Instagram.
Sending special thanks to her manager and ‘fake husband’ Troy Nankin, who supported her on the red carpet, she also opened up on how her diagnosis will not stop her acting.
‘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.’
She sent special thanks to her manager and ‘fake husband’ (Picture: MEGA)She added:’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.’
Selma has been keeping us updated on her wellbeing via Instagram (Picture: PA)Since revealing her diagnosis, Selma has been keeping us updated on her wellbeing via Instagram – but at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, she proved that she is still the same, glamorous, gorgeous, cool and strong woman as she ever was.
The Cruel Intentions actress wore a colourful pink, green and blue dress with an incredible tulle cape, and supported herself with a specially monogrammed walking cane.
Sporting slicked back hair, Selma wafted her cape around, basically providing her own wind machine, and showed that a disability doesn’t mean the end of dominating red carpets.
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