Selma Blair has reflected on a difficult Christmas, admitting she had a hard time not crying.
The Cruel Intentions actress had a tough year as in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic, she lost her mother Molly in May.
Speaking about her Christmas on Instagram, the 48-year-old explained that she and her nine-year-old son Arthur did not see their friends or family due to the ongoing pandemic.
Selma wrote: ‘A quiet Christmas. We did not see our friends or family besides our tiny group. I have had trouble staying awake. And crying.
‘I know the holidays can be hard for some. The first with my mother dead. The first in Covid. The first with more hope for our world than I have ever wished for. The healthcare workers and teachers and restaurant owners. All of it. And I thank you humbly. For being here.
‘Ps. The pine cones were very tasty.’
Selma shared a picture of herself wearing a paper crown in front of the Christmas tree, as well as snaps of her son opening presents.
Friends and fans sent their best wishes in the comments, while model Paulina Porizkova wrote: ‘Oh, that sounds like so much emotion to process. No wonder you wanted to fall asleep. You are a brave and rare soul who just needs a fricking break sometimes.’
Selma confirmed in May that her mum Molly had died aged 82, saying her and her sisters’ lives ‘will never be the same’.
The Legally Blonde star wrote: ‘My first person. ?. My deepest heart still beats with what you gave me. I worship you, Mom.
‘Molly Cooke died yesterday. In her home. She was formidable, funny, quick , striking and generous. She often gave the shirt off her back, a trait I have adopted. Gifts of herself. My mother was a brilliant judge and one of the only women in her law school class. She was my first style icon, my muse, my prize.’
Selma also marked the fourth anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s death on Instagram, sharing a picture of a decoration of her legendary Star Wars character Princess Leia hanging on her tree.
Saying she was ‘missing the princess’, she wrote: ‘Otherworldly. Carrie Fisher . She was. She is. To her fans and friends… we reaped the benefits of her life. I hug you. To Billie, her daughter , now a mom I hear, the wit and hugs and always Christmas tree will live on. And so much more. The more is how much she really worshipped the ground you walk on. Deservedly so.’
Selma was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and has been candid about her journey with the chronic illness, from undergoing stem cell treatment and chemotherapy to walking with a cane.
Earlier this year, the actress admitted to Miley Cyrus that her condition gave her a different perspective on the pandemic, as she is ‘not at risk of dying immediately unless I got a virus, like everyone else’.
Selma said: ‘I just really look in the moment, ’cause now I’m a middle-aged woman with an incurable disease and it doesn’t even matter.
‘Anyone can be, God forbid, hit by a car on a Tuesday afternoon, so [we] all [should] just really do what we can to enjoy this [life] and help our children or parents or neighbours.’
Credit: Original article published here.