Kirstie Alley: Demi Moore Will ‘Work It Out’

Kirstie Alley and Demi Moore

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01/28/2012 AT 3:10 PM ET

Kirstie Alley has all the confidence in the world in Demi Moore as her friend copes with a health crisis.

“Demi is a smart, insightful girl and she will work through it,” Alley said Friday. “I have no doubts. I love Demi. She’ll work it out.”

Alley turned out in New York for her former Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Dance With Me Studios’ Ballroom Birthday Bash.

Chmerkovskiy, who turned 32 earlier this month, also offered his support to Moore.

“It’s sad that a lot of stuff is public knowledge,” he says. “With situations like this, you could deal without everybody knowing about it. From what I know of her and from people who know her say, she’s an amazing, strong woman and I hope she’ll be all right.”

Sherri Shepherd of The View, who was also on hand at the event, says she’s praying for Moore.

“I feel bad for Demi,” says Shepherd. “She’s a survivor and I know she will get back up and get through this. I hope she and Ashton get back together as I hope Heidi and Seal get back together. I don’t like to hear about breakups and I’m really rooting for all of them.”


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