Shannen Doherty Shares Photo of Her Close Friend Amid Cancer Battle

Shannen Doherty, who recently revealed that she is battling stage 4 cancer, took to social media to share a photo of herself with her close friend.

In her Instagram post on February 20, the 48-year-old actress, an avid animal rights activist, opened up about her friend Anne Marie.

"I'm a lucky girl," Doherty wrote alongside a photo of herself with Marie. "This one here has stood by my side since the day we met."

Shannen Doherty attended the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta on September 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Shannen Doherty attended the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's Tex-Mex Fiesta on September 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

RARE AND PRECIOUS

The actress went on to explain they always laugh, they always have deep conversations, and that they always focus on how to lift each other up. Doherty concluded her post, which already amassed more than 112,000 likes, by sharing:

"Friends like this are rare and precious. Love you [Marie]."

A lot of fans commented on her post, and one of them was Marie herself. According to Marie, Doherty is stuck with her forever.

TRUE FRIENDS

She also said that real friends are when you can be your true self, and that's how she feels with the actress always. 

Doherty married photographer Kurt Iswarienko in Malibu, California, in October 2011. The couple was recently spotted at a grocery store, as reported by Page Six.

In March 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and in April 2017, she announced that her cancer was in remission.

CANCER HAD RETURNED

Doherty was previously married to Ashley Hamilton, the son of actor George Hamilton, from 1993-1994 and poker player Rick Salomon from 2002-2003.

Earlier this month, Doherty revealed her cancer had returned after going into remission in 2017, as reported by PEOPLE. 

The actress explained in an interview with ABC's Amy Robach why she didn't immediately inform the public about her cancer diagnosis.

Doherty said she doesn't want people to treat her any "differently than a healthy person." She learned her cancer returned after she began "feeling some very odd aches," prompting her to call oncologist.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 05, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Shannen Doherty at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 05, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images

In March 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and in April 2017, she announced that her cancer was in remission.

Doherty earned worldwide popularity for her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in the hit television series "Beverly Hills, 90210" in 1990.

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