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Shannen Doherty: 'My husband has been my best friend throughout cancer battle'

Published 28/09/2016

Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty

The actress is taking part in the seven-day #LoveYourSpouseChallenge.

Shannen Doherty is continuing to praise her photographer husband Kurt Iswarienko as she battles cancer, thanking him for being her best friend.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, 2015, and in May (16), she underwent a single mastectomy.

Doctors subsequently discovered the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy, with plans to follow up the treatment with radiation.

Kurt, who wed Shannen in 2011, has been by her side through the traumatic ordeal, and as part of the #LoveYourSpouseChallenge, a social media campaign, the 45-year-old has been sharing memories from the couple's relationship with her followers after her friend, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, urged her to take part in it.

On Monday (26Sep16), the actress posted a picture from the couple's wedding day.

"My friend @sarahmgellar softly suggested a challenge to @kurtiswarienko and myself to do the 7 day #loveyourspousechallenge and we accepted!" she wrote in the caption. "She was telling me about going thru (through) old photos and the memories and emotions they evoke. This morning, I felt that and I'm thankful Sarah challenged us."

"Our wedding was exceptional and not for the big event it was," she added. "It was exceptional because we committed for better or worse, in sickness or in health to love and cherish one another.

"Those vows have never meant more than they do now. Kurt has stood by my side thru sickness and makes me feel more loved now than ever. I would walk any path with this man. Take any bullet for him and slay every dragon to protect him. He is my soul mate. My other half. I am blessed."

Shannen followed up with a picture of them on vacation in Vail, Colorado on Tuesday (27Sep16).

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