Fifty Shades of Freed actress Arielle Kebbel is grateful for the safety of her sister, Julia, two weeks after her disappearance was announced on social media. The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the people and agencies who helped her family pursue Julia's search.
"[A]nd it is with great joy and relief that I share the wonderful news that my sister, Julia, and her dog, Cindy, have been found safe! While we do ask for privacy at this time, my family and I want to thank everyone for all of your love and support over the past two weeks," captioned Arielle in an Instagram post.
"We are so grateful to every single person who helped spread the word and joined us in our search. We would also like to thank the Los Angeles Police Department, KlaasKIDS, SERT Ministries and Anonymity Rescue for their efforts in bringing Julia home."
On Feb. 3, Arielle posted on social media the disappearance of Julia, 36, who was last seen walking her Labrador Retriever dog, Cindy, in the East LA neighborhood, Silver Lake area around 11 p.m. Police said fires were found in Julia's apartment the night she went missing, and personal effects such as her phone and purse were left behind.
"I saw this on my search for you yesterday," Arielle said in a photo posted online. "I stopped and I prayed. I love you. And I will continue to send love to you. I pray for protection all around you and I pray that wherever you are, you know you are loved. #bringjuliahome"
Arielle asked her fans and followers to help spread the news of her older sibling's disappearance, including her photo and details of her physical appearance.
"My family and I are asking for any and all information that may help in our search for my sister Julia," Arielle wrote. "We are so grateful and touched by the incredible support we have received from everyone. We are hopeful that she is safe and will not stop looking until she is back home with us."
The news of Julia's disappearance came before Fifty Shades Freed hit the movie theaters. Arielle's good news on her sister's safety came in time with Freed's $9.1 million opening and a total of $97 million in sales as of Feb. 13.