In the 1990s, Jenna Von Oy starred as the fast-talking Six alongside Mayim Bialik in the family sitcom "Blossom." The two played best friends, leaning on each other and going through the many ups of downs that come with being teens. Though Von Oy says she and Bialik kept in touch in the years after "Blossom" went off the air, there has been one big event that has brought them close once again.
"Motherhood has really resurrected our friendship," Von Oy tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
With one 2-year-old daughter and another little girl due next month, Von Oy says that she often turns to Bialik for advice on various parenting issues, especially when it comes to breastfeeding.
"She's really been my go-to guru about all things breastfeeding," Von Oy says.
A few years ago, Bialik found her nursing choices in the spotlight when she made headlines for breastfeeding her 3-year-old son on the New York City subway. Many criticized Bialik, saying that her son was far too old to still breastfeed (he later weaned at age 4). Since then, Bialik has also come under fire for advocating attachment parenting methods, including co-sleeping. Von Oy, however, firmly defends her friend's parenting decisions.
"You may not agree with some of her parenting methods, but she's never tried to force them on anybody else," Von Oy says. "That's just what she's comfortable in."
Despite Bialik facing a backlash for her choices, Von Oy says she truly admires how "Big Bang Theory" star has handled herself -- and how she continues to make those parenting decisions regardless of the public's scrutiny.
"I love the grace with which she expresses herself," Von Oy says. "[And] the openness with which she's willing to be vulnerable."