Publication date December 13, 2023

How Christina Applegate's Family Inspires Her and Her Fight Against MS

Have you ever wondered what's going on in the life of Christina Applegate these days? We all know her best as the iconic Kelly Bundy from 'Married... with Children', but there's more to her story than that! 

Christina Applegate

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Since she made her debut alongside her mother at just 3 months old on Days of Our Lives, Christina Applegate solidified her star power. Christina's star power is undeniable, and it's clear that talent runs in the family. But beyond the fame, there's a strong family bond that has helped her through thick and thin. So, who exactly are Christina's family members, and did they support her? Let's dive into the heart of Christina's family and see how they've shaped her life.

Christina Applegate's Family & Background 

You’ll rarely get 3-month-old babies who have acting careers, but because of the influence of her parents, Christina began her path to stardom virtually right after she was born. 

Her interest in the creative arts is certainly a result of having a record producer for a father and an actress for a mother. Christina’s parents Robert Willian “Bob” Applegate and Nancy Priddy were both involved in Hollywood for years before her birth in 1971. 

Christina Applegate's parents

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Unfortunately, Christina’s parents separated when was still very young, but that didn’t stop her from success in the industry as she grew older.  Her father’s Robert remarriage also brought about the births of her two half-siblings, Alisa Ann Applegate and Kyle Robert Applegate. 

But, aside from her creative skills, Christina sadly inherited something much less ideal as well, a genetic trait known as BRCA1. This abnormality is essentially a mutation that can make someone much more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer. 

Christina Applegate’s mother Nancy battled breast cancer due to this, and in 2008,  Christina also faced the illness. Thankfully, she overcame it, undergoing medical treatments and major lifestyle overhauls.

Christina Applegate's Husband

Back in 2009, Christina romantically began dating Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble. The two took the next step in their relationship shortly after, getting engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2010. The couple were married on Feb. 23, 2023, and have been happily together ever since. 

Christina Applegate's Husband

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However, since they became a couple, Christina and Martyn have chosen to keep their relationship almost completely private. Aside from a few tweets over the years regarding her husband, Christina hasn't notably shared much with her fans regarding their marriage. But, in case you didn’t know Christina was previously married to actor Jonathan Schaech from 2001 to 2007.

Christina and Martyn share one daughter, Sadie Grace

Christan and Martyn share one child, a daughter named Sadie Grace. Back in 2011, she gave birth to Sadie at the time when she was engaged to Martyn. Sadie is now 12 years old but she has largely grown up sheltered from the spotlight, and Christina has only spoken and posted about her daughter on a very few occasions. 

Christina Applegate's daughter

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However, in a 2017 interview with Today, the actress briefly talked about the changes she made to her body after Sadie was born. Christan explained that she is ensuring that her daughter doesn’t face the same medical issues that she and her mother did. 

She told the host during the interview “I had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. My cousin passed away from ovarian cancer in 2008. I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything. It’s a relief.” 

Christina also explained the steps she is taking to prevent her daughter Sadie from being affected by BRCA1. She further detailed the move to clean living that her immediate family follows now, continuing that Sadie “is a vegetarian and practically vegan. That’s her choice. That’s how she eats. We’re really conscious about what we buy."

Christina revealed she was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

On Aug 9, 2021, on Twitter, Christina revealed to her fans that she had been diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis), an autoimmune condition with no known cure, only treatment. She described that her diagnosis has been "a strange journey," adding, "But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road, but as we all know, the road keeps going."

She followed that tweet up with a suggestion from a friend who is also afflicted with MS, writing, "As one of my friends that has MS said, 'We wake up and take the indicated action,' and that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy as I go through this thing. Thank you, xo."

Aside from this, Christina supports several foundations that collect funding for the entertainment industry, children’s education, animal rights, and breast cancer education and research. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. Who is Christina Applegate's mother?

Nancy Priddy is the mother of Christina Applegate. By profession, she is an actress, singer, and singer-songwriter and she has appeared on many television series, including Bewitched, The Waltons, and Matlock. She is the mother of actress Christina Applegate.

Q. Does Christina Applegate have a daughter?

Yes, Christina does have a daughter named Sadie Grace, who is currently 12 years old. The actress has this daughter with her husband Martyn LeNole, whom she wed in 2013. 

Q. Who is Christina Applegate's father?

Robert William “Bob” Applegate was the father of Christina Applegate, and according to Wikipedia, she was a staff producer at Dot Records. 

Q. Is Christina Applegate married still?

Yes, Christina Applegate is still married to her husband, Martyn LeNoble and they have been in a relationship for 10 years. 

Q. Is Christina Applegate still alive?

Yes, definitely she is well and good. Christina Applegate has faced significant health challenges. In 2008, she battled and overcame breast cancer, demonstrating her determination and spirit. Then, in 2021, she received another impactful diagnosis: multiple sclerosis. While this condition presented challenges on set, Christina's unwavering perseverance and positive attitude have helped her overcome obstacles and continue inspiring others.

Q. Who are Christina Applegate's parents? 

Christina’s father, Robert William "Bob" Applegate, was a staff producer at Dot Records, and her mother, Nancy Priddy, is a singer and actress.

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