There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Selma Blair took to the “Dancing With The Stars” stage on Monday’s season 31 premiere.
The actress, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, danced the Viennese waltz to David Cook’s “The Time of My Life” with partner Sasha Farber.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was among those in tears following the performance, telling Blair that she made people realize, “You are fully able to do and achieve anything you put your mind to,” adding: “That was so powerful.”
— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@officialdwts) September 20, 2022
Derek Hough was also emotional, sharing how Blair doesn’t let her illness define her.
He insisted, “What defines you is your strength and your courage. It was so beautiful,” adding that he wished it was longer.
Blair was also in tears, telling a teary-eyed Alfonso Ribeiro afterwards: “I’m so grateful, I’m so grateful.”
Blair and Farber earned 28 points after getting 7s from all the judges.
The star admitted the whole thing was a “dream come true.”
Viewers were also emotional after watching the performance:
— Nicolette NuVogue (@NikkiNuVogue) September 20, 2022
Selma Blair. Wow, beautiful. 🤍😭 #DWTS
— Emily Nudell (@EmmilyyJo) September 20, 2022
— tú madre (@nolloresratita) September 20, 2022
— stephanie (@xstephxo_) September 20, 2022
Selma Blair on DWTS 😭🏼
— Lizz Lopez✨ (@SkinDaddyPhx) September 20, 2022