Sarah Michelle Gellar sends heartfelt 50th birthday tribute to best friend of 24 years Selma Blair


‘I love you’: Sarah Michelle Gellar sends a heartfelt 50th birthday tribute to her best friend of 24 years and Cruel Intentions co-star Selma Blair

Sarah Michelle Gellar sent her very close friend, Selma Blair, a touching birthday wish on her Instagram earlier Thursday. 

The two actresses developed a tight bond after first meeting and working on the 1999 teen classic, Cruel Intentions. Since then, they have had an unshakeable friendship for around 24 years. 

Although the best friends couldn’t spend time together to celebrate Blair’s 50th milestone, the Buffy The Vampire Slayer star made sure to still honor her BFF’s special day. 

Best Friends Forever: Sarah Michelle Gellar, 45, wished Selma Blair a touching 50th birthday tribute on her birthday

Best Friends Forever: Sarah Michelle Gellar, 45, wished Selma Blair a touching 50th birthday tribute on her birthday

The 45-year-old uploaded a cute throwback picture that perfectly captured their unbreakable friendship. 

The two can be seen smiling at the camera posing for a photo for Sarah’s 21st birthday. 

The I Know What You Did Last Summer star typed out a long and moving caption for her beloved friend. 

‘@selmablair This pic is my 21 bday…And today we celebrate your 50th!!! If I told that little girl on the right, that the girl on her left was going to be her lifelong friend, she would say ‘I know.’ 

Unbreakable bond: The two actresses were pictured in 2003 at an event in Santa Monica, already close friends

Unbreakable bond: The two actresses were pictured in 2003 at an event in Santa Monica, already close friends 

From movie set to BFFs: Both hard working actresses met on the set of Cruel Intentions in 1999, and have stuck close together ever since

From movie set to BFFs: Both hard working actresses met on the set of Cruel Intentions in 1999, and have stuck close together ever since 

‘From the day I met you I knew you were special and would be by my side for ever,’ Sarah added. 

About a week ago, the Scooby-Doo star tested positive for COVID, making her unable to be there in person to properly celebrate her friend’s birthday. 

‘I’m sorry I can’t be with you today (gee thanks COVID) and that we are not on our special trip again (again thanks COVID) but I’m always with you. I love you mean baby #secretsociety.’ 

Selma recently published her own memoir titled, Mean Baby: A Memoir Of Growing Up, which was officially released in May of this year. 

Frenemies on screen: The two BFF's played roles in the teen classic, Cruel Intentions, starring alongside Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Frenemies on screen: The two BFF’s played roles in the teen classic, Cruel Intentions, starring alongside Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Iconic: The two stars shared a kiss on screen of the film, Cruel Intentions (1999)

Still iconic: The kiss the two friends shared is still iconic and they humorously tried to recreate the scene years later

Award-winning: Sarah and Selma shared a kiss on-screen for the film, Cruel Intensions, winning them a Best Kiss Award at the MTV Movie Awards in 2000

The actresses shared a kiss while filming the movie, Cruel Intentions. The peck earned them a MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss in 2000. 

Years later, in 2020, Sarah and Selma comically tried to re-enact the iconic moment. The beauties were awarded an MTV Movie & TV Award for Legendary Lip Lock. Just as their lips were about to meet, a glass wall was put in the middle. 

Accoriding to Access, while accepting the award virtually, the Legally Blonde actress explained why she believed the kiss was so popular. 

‘I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people so long is not just for the initial shock value,’ Selma explained. 

‘But because it was a catalyst for so many young people to help them realize certain aspects of their sexuality and help make people comfortable to be who they really are.’ 

Cute: The BBFs were awarded with a Legendary Lip Lock Award for the kiss in Cruel Intentions

Cute: The BBFs were awarded with a Legendary Lip Lock Award for the kiss in Cruel Intentions 

Big supporter: The Buffy actress has been there for her best friend who was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) in 2018

Big supporter: The Buffy actress has been there for her best friend who was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) in 2018 

In 2018, Selma announced to the public that she was diagnosed with MS, or multiple sclerosis. MS is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord, according to Mayo Clinic

Sarah has been there for her friend every step of the way, and is her biggest supporter. 

In an interview with Us Weekly, the Buffy actress discussed how strong Selma was during her fight with MS. 

‘I don’t think I could ever be what Selma has gone through, what she shared, the strength that she’s given people,’ she stated. ‘She’s amazing. She’s kicking MS in the whatever it is that you can say.’ 

‘It’s a true inspiration and it’s a learning lesson, and it’s a curve about friendship and being able to ask for help and all of these things that you don’t know that you’re capable of,’ the actress told the publication. 

 

Over 24 years of friendship: Sarah and Selma are pictured in 1999 at the premiere of Cruel Intentions

Over 24 years of friendship: Sarah and Selma are pictured in 1999 at the premiere of Cruel Intentions 

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