Jewish mom and actress Selma Blair has captivated us over the past year with her bravery. In October 2018, she opened up about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and later she strutted the Oscars red carpet in a jaw-dropping dress and cane. And now, the celebrity is warming our hearts with a moving image.
Over the weekend, Blair shared an Instagram photo of her son, Arthur Saint Bleick, 7, shaving her hair with a razor. “People. #selmablair #arthursaintbleick. Back to my roots,” she captioned the captivating post.
Why did Blair have her young son give her a new ‘do? She didn’t explicitly specify — not that she needs a reason — but she did agree with a commenter who wrote, “Hair is SO HARD to deal with when you can’t lift your arms above your head.”
“Yup,” Blair responded.
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Thank you universe list , partial: thank you to @jaime_king and @artfleurla for making sure I have the most lovely and original floral arrangement every week. This is a huge act of love to do for someone who is housebound, people. Major. Heartbreakingly touching. I hide in them and breathe. 2. I am trying to remember to breathe. I can’t believe people do this easily. I hold my breath accidentally for oodles of time. Always have. That is problematic. 3 . @aftermovie had an la premiere this evening. I have been unable to be in crowds easily lately and couldn’t go. Didn’t even realize it was tonight as that is how in a different zone I am, but I am so proud of you @gagebetterton and @annatodd and @josephinelangford and @hero_ft and the rest of you gorgeous ones. 4. Thank you to @thejenniferbeals for last minute attempt to get me there. Sometimes we get so much support , but if there is an option , home is apparently where a body in need needs to be. 5 thank you @busyphilipps for super yummy food tonight. And @sarahmgellar for figuring out this lifesaving #mealtrain for us. 6. My son is here. Love Very small list of crappy random. 1. My right eyelashes all fell out except 3 corner ones. Happened in end of August. Haven’t regrown! 2 just started falling out in left eye so there goes my profile posing. 🤯. I guess immune system figured it has bigger kid to spank. Or it’s a weird coincidence. Or meds. Im going to bed. With a lack of lashes but an abundance of love and beautiful flowers. #jaimeking #artfleurla #bloom #aftermovieapril12 💛 #itsallyellow
Back in April, the Cruel Intentions actress shared on Instagram — we love her openness — that she was beginning to lose her hair. “My right eyelashes all fell out except 3 corner ones,” she wrote.
Blair continues to impress and amaze us with her transparency about her debilitating disease. Yasher koach, may you grow in strength, Selma, because opening up about something so personal is incredibly vulnerable and equally brave.
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