Selma Blair on Life With MS: My Son Sees Me as Brave, Not Sick
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Opening up about the effects the disease have on her life with Arthur, the 'Cruel Intentions' actress shares her delight that her boy actually looks forward to her visits to his school.

AceShowbiz - Selma Blair loves the fact that her seven-year-old son Arthur thinks of her as brave rather than sick.

The 47-year-old actress was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year (2018), and has been speaking publicly about her battle with the disease since then. In a new interview with People, she explained how the condition has affected her life with Arthur, whose father is her ex Jason Bleick, and added she's enormously proud of how he deals with her illness.

"He's had to endure a lot; he's seen a lot," Selma explained, listing examples such as having to see her fall down the stairs or rush to the bathroom when she feels sick. "(But) he says: 'Mommy's not sick. Mommy's brave'."

"Another Life" star Selma also makes regular visits to Arthur's school to discuss her health battle with pupils there. And while she initially thought her boy would be "embarrassed" about her trips, she was delighted to find out he actually looks forward to her popping by.

"He said, 'I love when you come to school because you make the kids laugh and you answer all their questions'," she smiled. "I explain what's happening and that my voice doesn't hurt, and we have really decent exchanges. I had no idea Arthur was proud of that. I thought, 'I'm probably an embarrassment,' but to know I'm not was one of my proudest moments."

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