CHRISHELL Stause has revealed the devastating news that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer and has only one or two months left to live.
Taking to Instagram on the same day as World Cancer Day, the daytime actress shared the news with fans and sadly told how it was the same form of cancer that her father died of less than a year ago.
"I just found out today is #worldcancerday eerily on the same day I found out my mom has 1 to 2 months to live from the same lung cancer that took my dad on Easter," she said on the social media account.
"I can't make sense of what life is teaching me yet, but my heart is with every person fighting this horrible disease and every person that it robbed a loved one from."
She added the hashtags #f**kcancer and #standuptocancer.
Her post was a picture of a candle, with text which read: "February 4th is World Cancer Day. I light this candle in honor of all cancer survivors, fighters and those who have lost their lives to cancer."
Chrishell's heartbreaking announcement comes just four months after estranged husband Justin Hartley filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences".
The This Is Us actor, 42 filed in November, listing their date of separation as July 8, 2019.
However, the news came as a shock to fans, as the pair had been photographed together between July and November at numerous public events, walking red carpets together hand in hand.
A source also revealed to Entertainment Tonight that friends are "shocked" by their sudden split.
They said: "People close to Justin and Chrishell are completely shocked by Justin filing for divorce. The couple has always been incredible, with no signs of things being on the rocks.
"Friends are speculating this was an impulse on Justin's side due to something that happened, and are hopeful the couple can work things out."
The documents stated that Justin did not want to pay Chrishell spousal support and wanted her to pay her own lawyer's fees.