Selma Blair has the day off from mommy duties and is taking full advantage by seeking refuge in the pool while the soaring Los Angeles temperatures reach above 110 degrees. The “Cruel Intentions” star took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon while taking a dip in her backyard pool.
“It’s awful hot. Arthur is with dad in the ocean. On a surfboard. I have time to get things done. Meaning… I will be in the pool, I reckon,” Blair wrote while showing herself relaxing to the max.
The actress added how she added a bit of flare to make herself feel more “glamorous” in the intense heat.
“Even if the water itself looks like a pot of boiling water. Add moms emerald earrings (given to her by her parents when she graduated law school) and an unbearable day outdoors, feels a bit more glamorous. Stay safe. Drink water. Or just turn off the lights and find a cool corner inside,” Blair wrote.
The earrings the actress is referencing belonged to her mother, Molly Cooke, who was a judge in a Magistrate court that focused on Workers’ Compensation.
Selma Blair was very close to her mother, and wrote a eulogy on Instagram back in May when Molly Cooke passed away at the age of 82.
“My first person. ?. My deepest heart still beats with what you gave me. I worship you , Mom. ❤️ Molly Cooke died yesterday. In her home. She was formidable, funny, quick , striking and generous,” Blair wrote alongside a beautiful photo of her mother.
She added, “My mother was a brilliant judge and one of the only women in her law school class. She was my first style icon, my muse , my prize. My whole life, I kept my eye on the prize.”
Selma Blair has formed an equally strong bond with her son that she had with her mother and regularly shares her wisdom when it comes to parenting. The actress is also not above getting real and admitting when things get to be overwhelming, as many parents have experienced with their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a recent pool day, Blair wrote about a tough week with her son, Arthur, but admitted how she was able to work through it.
“It’s a wonder to me. This picture. Because … this boy of mine laughed all day as he pushed every button til I screamed. And he laughed. And then he jumped in the pool to get away. And … all was right in our world again.”