Emma Stone attended the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s 6th Annual Peace, Love and a Cure cocktail reception in New Jersey on Tuesday with her mother, Krista, and her brother, Spencer, by her side. The event was personal for the Stone family, as Emma’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. The starlet honored her mother at the benefit, presenting her with an award, and sharing a few touching words with the crowd. During the event, “The Spider-Man” actress revealed that she felt overwhelmed when she learned of her mother’s diagnosis saying, “I was oddly stoic, the opposite of how I usually am. But it was terrifying.” Her mother chimed in and said, “”I’m sure, in private, Em lived in fear and anxiety. But she really shifted into this [mode of] ‘We’re going to take care of this, and everything’s going to be fine.’”
At the time of her mother’s diagnosis, Emma was only 19 years old and living alone in Los Angeles. Her career was just beginning to take off. But her mom was her main priority, and she flew back to Arizona often to be with her during her treatments, which included a double mastectomy and a year-and-a-half of chemo.
Now, Krista is 5 years cancer-free, and her A-lister daughter is taking every opportunity to spread awareness about the deadly disease. But the mother and daughter duo aren’t looking back! They even found a fun way to commemorate her conquering the disease.
Check out the vid to see how Emma and her mama ‘marked’ the moment her mom beat breast cancer!