Shannen Doherty Praises Husband For Support During Cancer Fight (PHOTOS)
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Shannen Doherty Praises Husband For Support During Cancer Fight (PHOTOS)


Shannen Doherty’s husband has stayed true to the “in sickness and in health” portion of his wedding vows, and she’s not taking that for granted.

In the midst of her current battle with breast cancer — after she was diagnosed with the illness in February 2015 — the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star has expressed her appreciation for her spouse, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, through a series of throwback photos.

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According to the first Instagram post, she was inspired by close friend Sarah Michelle Gellar, who told the couple about the seven-day Love Your Spouse Challenge. As you can gather from the title, the challenge asks couples to share a photo each day showing their love.

Shannen’s first is from their wedding day five years ago in October 2011, when they took those all-important vows.

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“Our wedding was exceptional and not for the big event it was,” she writes. “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.”

She goes on to gush about how Kurt has “stood by my side [through] sickness and makes me feel more loved now than ever.”

The 45-year-old continues, “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.”

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A very sweet message for a man who seems to have been a rock for the actress during this difficult time. Just a month ago, she shared a pic of him by her side during chemo.

There are many faces to cancer. This is one of them. Chemo Day With @kurtiswarienko by my side. August 10, 2016

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And it looks like she will be continuing the challenge all the way through the week, as she’s since posted two more times with old snaps from trips to both Vail, Colorado and Greece.

What a beautiful idea! Any time is a great time to express gratitude for the ones you love.