Not only is Selma Blair about to celebrate her 46th birthday on June 23, she revealed on Instagram that she has reached another milestone in her life: two years of sobriety.
“Two years sober. Two years feeling everything and nothing. Two years of extreme gratitude and humility and grace,” she wrote.
View this post on Instagram
2 years sober. 2 years feeling everything and nothing. 2 years of extreme gratitude and humility and grace. I thank the lord and my friends. Thank you for the most special birthday week @fran.anania #amypines #arthursaintbleick . I prayed for a miracle at my lowest points. I am a living miracle. Thank you. Thank you. #birthdaygirl #almost46 #summersolstice #grace
Blair has been very candid about her battle with substance abuse. In June 2016, the actress made headlines after being kicked off an international flight due to a mix of “prescription medication and alcohol.”
“I made a big mistake yesterday,” Blair wrote in a statement to Vanity Fair the day following the incident. “After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret.”
In May 2018, the “Cruel Intentions” star explained in a lengthy Instagram post that she was battling “alcoholism, depression, and anxiety,” but was living a “much healthier life” after facing her struggles head-on.
She also revealed in the post that she had been suffering from post-partum depression following the birth of her son, Arthur, in 2011.
“Crippling anxiety. I fell apart. The last moment being very public,” Blair said, referencing her airplane incident. “I was sorry. I was humbled. I stayed humble. I got better. The weight of grief began to lift. I still struggle. I cry quietly so as not to wake my child. I am a good mother… For better or for worse. I want to have hope again.”