The 56-year-old Veep star shared a few photos to Instagram of her trip to the Windy City, where she and her husband Brad Hall met and fell in love while attending Northwestern University. (Their son Charlie Hall, 20, is currently a student there and plays on the basketball team).
“Happy Thanksgiving, she wrote on Instagram. “Early morning in Chicago. I love this town.”
On Friday, she and Brad, 59, toured their old stomping grounds — sharing a photo of themselves at “our old apartment on the lake on the north side of Chicago where we happily lived IN SIN,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote.
She added the hashtag “#thankful.”
Charlie and his brother Henry Hall, 24, goofed off a bit during their Thanksgiving celebration. Henry shared a video to his Instagram Stories of Charlie watching an old Eminem video.
The boys have been by their mother’s side since she announced she is battling breast cancer on social media in September, each sharing messages of support for the Seinfeld alum.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the actress wrote then. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
Production for Veep has since been postponed as Julia Louis-Dreyfus undergoes treatment. In October, she revealed that she had completed her second round of chemotherapy, writing, “We are NOT f—— around here” alongside a photo of herself in sunglasses and a black hoodie jacket along with a fake mustache drawn above her upper lip, natch.
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On Nov. 14, Veep executive producer Frank Rich gave an update on Dreyfus’ health during an interview with SiriusXM’s Press Pool, saying that Veep will continue once Louis-Dreyfus is able to film.
“Julia is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and we’re obviously postponing production of the show — we were supposed to have started now – while she’s in treatment,” he told the show’s host Julie Mason. “But the expectation is that we will shoot again. We have one more season we’re doing, which we’re incredibly excited about. Rather impressively, while we wait for her to gather her full strength, around her treatment, we’ve been having with the cast in Los Angeles, table reads of scripts for the final season as they’re ready.”
“So it’s been quite something because she’s fighting a serious, what is for anybody, a real illness. And yet, wants to keep working as much as circumstances allow without being crazy about it,” he shared.
He added: “I’ve seen her as recently as 10 days ago, and watched her just be hilarious playing Selina Meyer. With the cast all around her playing the assorted group of idiots that Selena has to deal with on a weekly basis on the show. So she’s got a great support system. She’s a very strong person and we can’t wait to welcome her back at full speed.”
Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for her role in Veep in September, setting the record for most wins for a performance in the same role for the same series. HBO told PEOPLE in a statement that Louis-Dreyfus learned she had breast cancer just one day after the awards.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in the statement. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”