Actress Bridgette Wilson is diagnosed with ovarian cancer
It was the husband of the actress, the tennis star Pete Sampras, who told about the illness from which the actress of "The Wedding Planner" Bridgette Wilson is suffering.
Pete Sampras revealed that Bridgette has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The 52-year-old retired tennis star shared the news through an official statement.
"As most people know, I'm a pretty quiet and private person. However, this past year has been an extremely challenging time for my family and I have decided to share what is going on. Last December, my wife, Bridgette, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. "Since then, she's had surgery, had chemotherapy and continues with targeted maintenance therapy," he said.
Sampras also spoke of the unwavering support of their sons Christian, 20, and Ryan, 18.
"It's hard to watch someone you love go through a challenge like this. "However, seeing our boys grow up and be such strong supporters of Bridgette, themselves and each other has been amazing," he said.
Praising his wife of 23 years for her incredible strength and resilience, Sampras noted: "Watching Bridgette continue to be an incredible mother and wife throughout this phase has been inspiring."
He concluded his statement by appealing to the public for support and prayers during Bridgette's recovery.
Bridgette, 50, is known for her roles in films including The Wedding Planner and I Know What You Did Last Summer.