“She’s an extension of me,” Joanna said. “I mean, it’s beyond a friend. I just feel her. I can’t be in her body, obviously, but I feel her pain on such a deep level, it’s different than just a regular person in your life.”
And she understood the point that Clea was trying to make about a new normal.
“I had not even a moment of doubt wondering whether she was going to, quote-unquote, beat this,” Joanna said. “But I also knew that this is going to shape who she is going forward. I just wanted to be as supportive of a friend as I could in the best way that I knew how and validate all of her, anything she’s going through.”
Happily, what Clea was going through on the phone with E! was her admitted obsession with Taylor Swift, whose Eras Tour she was able to catch with her husband and kids in March.
“Really, it’s on another level,” she gushed. “It’s all I talk about, all I care about. Someone needs to lock me up, I am out of control—my daughter, too.” (So, needless to say, Taylor’s on their list of dream clients, along with Beyoncé, Jennifer Coolidge and Michelle Obama.)