Despite everything Shannen Doherty is going through, the former ‘90210’ actress has revealed that her marriage is in no way suffering from her terrifying cancer diagnosis.
As Shannen, 45, prepares to undergo chemotherapy followed by radiation for her spreading cancer, she is also taking a moment to gush about her husband of five years, Kurt Iswarienko. In fact, she just couldn’t help but go on and on about how much she loves Kurt and how this scary period has really made them bind again.
“My marriage was always strong, but it’s made my marriage a thousand times stronger,” Shannen says in her new interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I could not have gotten through this without my husband.”
Shannen also shared how she told Kurt about her diagnosis when it first came in the summer of 2015, admitting that she just couldn’t wait to do it face-to-face. “I called him, which was horrible of me. I was in the car. I was with my mom, and the doctor called me and I’m, you know, ‘I’m going to wait until I see him,’ and I just couldn’t,” she explained. “So I picked up the phone and I called him and he was like, ‘Where are you?'”
When Shannen arrived home, Kurt was waiting for her with arms wide open. From that moment on he was with her every step of the way, which is something she has not taken for granted. “[He] hugged me and said, ‘We are going to get through this. You are going to be okay,'” she shared, revealing how Kurt welcomed her home that fateful day. “‘We are going to get through this, you’re strong and you’re powerful and you’re not going anywhere. You have so much to do in your life. We are going to get through it as a family.'” So sweet.
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