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Shannen Doherty Shares Sweet Wedding Photo and Post About Husband Amid Her Cancer Battle

Shannen Doherty HusbandActress Shannen Doherty and husband Kurt Iswarienko attend Hollywood Unites for the 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Through thick and thin. Actress Shannen Doherty shared a photo from her wedding to husband Kurt Iswarienko on Tuesday, September 27, as she continues to battle cancer.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 45, has been publicly battling for her life after revealing her diagnosis in August 2015. The cancer spread to her lymphatic system a year later. On Tuesday, Doherty took up Sarah Michelle Gellar’s suggestion that she try the #LoveYourSpouseChallenge, which is a seven-day social media movement that gained traction this past summer.

“My friend @sarahmgellar softly suggested a challenge to @kurtiswarienko and myself to do the 7 day #loveyourspousechallenge and we accepted!” Doherty shared with fans on Instagram. “She was telling me about going thru 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. It was exceptional because we committed for better or worse, in sickness or in health to love and cherish one another.”

My friend @sarahmgellar softly suggested a challenge to @kurtiswarienko and myself to do the 7 day #loveyourspousechallenge and we accepted! She was telling me about going thru 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. 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.

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Doherty and her photographer husband married in Malibu on October 15, 2011. The photo shows the couple holding hands on that special day while walking down an enchanted path.

“Those vows have never meant more than they do now,” Doherty wrote Tuesday. “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.”

The star followed up on Wednesday, the second day of the challenge, with a vacation pic from Vail, Colorado. “I can honestly say that we always have a great time together,” the star wrote. “@kurtiswarienko thank you for being my best friend.”

Throughout her fight against cancer, Doherty has shared about her husband’s devotion and commitment. Last month, Doherty posted a photo of her husband tenderly kissing her forehead in the hospital as she underwent chemotherapy.

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

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.