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Jennette McCurdy says Miranda Cosgrove’s friendship helped her heal

Forward of the discharge of her memoir, “I am Glad My Mother Died,” McCurdy mirrored on her yearslong friendship with Cosgrove, with whom she starred on the Nickelodeon sitcom from 2007 to 2012.

“I really like Miranda to items,” McCurdy, who performed the surly sidekick Sam on “iCarly,” advised “Leisure Tonight” this week. “I at all times will. She has such a particular place in my coronary heart. She helped me develop as an individual and heal as an individual, and I hope I did the identical for her. I simply love her a lot.”

McCurdy’s new memoir particulars her years as a baby actor on Nickelodeon and the alleged abuse she confronted by the hands of her late mom. Whereas her time on set was usually unfavourable, McCurdy credited Cosgrove, who had beforehand starred on the sitcom “Drake and Josh,” for holding her afloat.

Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy in 2008.

“My friendship with Miranda has been a supply of camaraderie and emotional assist,” McCurdy writes in her books, calling their relationship “completely different and particular.”

Whereas taking pictures the ultimate episode of “iCarly,” McCurdy writes, she cried as a result of she did not know “what’s going to grow to be of (her) friendship with Miranda.”

“With Miranda, it is at all times been really easy,” she writes. “Our friendship is so pure.”

As we speak, the 2 nonetheless communicate, McCurdy advised “ET,” although they’re now not “hooked up on the hip.” Cosgrove tried to persuade McCurdy to affix her within the “iCarly” reboot on Paramount+, however McCurdy, having stepped away from appearing, declined to return.

Whereas the 2 former youngster stars have taken completely different profession paths, McCurdy stated she “cannot look forward to (Cosgrove) to learn” her memoir, a lot of which is dedicated to their friendship.

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“I believe she’ll actually prefer it,” she advised “ET.”



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