Daniel Durant and Selma Blair know about struggle.
As competitors on the current season of Dancing With the Stars, both Daniel and Selma have inspired viewers with their respective journeys: Daniel, as only the third deaf performer in the show’s history, and Selma, who battled through her MS diagnosis in wildly impressive fashion.
Despite the fact that Selma’s DWTS journey was forced to be cut short due to doctor’s recommendations, Daniel revealed the pair formed an unmistakable bond during their time together.
“She was a big fan of mine because of CODA and I was touched,” Daniel exclusively told E! News. “I knew we would support each other already. We’re in the same community, and we understand each other in some ways. She’s a brilliant actress and seeing her dance was so touching and impressive. I always congratulated her and talked to her.”
Since leaving, Selma has continued to encourage Daniel by leaving supportive comments on his Instagram posts, which has kept their friendship alive.
“Her spirit and her heart are there,” Daniel said. “It makes a big difference. Seeing her support on social media means so much to me. That’s who Selma really is. She’s a beautiful person.”