Who Is Christina Applegate’s Daughter Who ‘Stands Beside’ Her Sick Mom?

  • Christina Applegate went through a challenging time as she battled breast cancer and recovered from a double mastectomy.
  • Her daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, has been a pillar of support during her mother’s health challenges, including a recent multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.
  • Standing hand in hand at events, sharing pride celebrations, and offering unwavering love, Sadie continues to be a source of strength for her resilient mother.
Christina Applegate attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate has an impressive acting career. She is also a wife and a mom of one. The movie star is married to Martyn LeNoble, a Dutch musician born and raised in the Netherlands before he relocated to the US.

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble attend the 5th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala presented By The Dizzy Feet Foundation in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble attend the 5th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala presented By The Dizzy Feet Foundation in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Both Martyn and Christina were previously married, and the bassist has a child from a previous relationship. The actress and her husband had known each other for 13 years before they got into a relationship.

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. "Going The Distance" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 23, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. “Going The Distance” held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 23, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

The couple¬†got engaged¬†on Valentine’s Day in 2010 after dating for two years. A few months after their engagement, Christina’s representative confirmed that she¬†was pregnant. The two weren’t married yet and hadn’t set their wedding date.

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Vacation" at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on July 27, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Vacation” at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California on July 27, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Before they tied the knot, the pair welcomed their baby. Christina’s representative, Ame Van Iden, shared that the actress gave birth to¬†a baby girl¬†on January 27, 2011, in Los Angeles. Martyn and Christina welcomed their daughter, whom they named, Sadie Grace LeNoble, with joy.

Christina Applegate at the Bash To Launch The Mondrian Models & Photographers Club on November 17, 1988. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate at the Bash To Launch The Mondrian Models & Photographers Club on November 17, 1988. | Source: Getty Images

Christina welcomed motherhood, having gone through a tough time when she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Martyn LeNoble was supportive of Christina throughout her recovery process. The two eventually got married on February 23, 2013.

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble attend the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 16, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble attend the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 16, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

When Sadie was three weeks old, Christina appeared on “The Ellen Show” and spoke of her labor process and the moment she held her daughter in her arms. The actress was so overcome with emotion that she laid her baby on her chest. She didn’t mind that the medical professionals could see her double mastectomy scars. “It was the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” she¬†gushed.

Christina Applegate and  Sadie LeNoble celebrate "Halloween Time" with Minnie Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on October 12, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie LeNoble celebrate “Halloween Time” with Minnie Mouse at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on October 12, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Christina also told People that when she first held Sadie, she felt her heart open up for the first time and wrap itself around her daughter. “It was profound. And I’m more in love with her every minute of the day,” she¬†admitted.

At home, the actress went into mama bear mode and wanted to be the one solely burping her baby and changing her diaper. Sometimes, she’d feel like she wasn’t burping her correctly, but when she’d hear a belch come out Sadie, she’d feel like they’d accomplished the goal together.

Christina also said that¬†motherhood¬†changed her. When she was diagnosed with cancer and beat it, she recalled saying the name of the illness more than she’d ever had to talk about a word in her whole life.

After a while, the actress told herself there had to be something else about her other than cancer. With Sadie in her life, the new word she could focus on was mom. “Yeah, now I’m Mom. She’s healed me in so many ways. She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul,” she¬†divulged.

Christina Applegate arrives at the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 12, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate arrives at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 12, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

In 2021, Christina was devastated when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). She explained that with MS, one never has a good day; they are just bad ones. The things she had taken for granted, including taking a shower without falling and slipping and her legs buckling, had become difficult.

MS also impacted how she could take care of Sadie. “I can bring up food to my kid. Up, never down,” she¬†lamented. Christina can no longer go down the stairs, drive long-distance, or carry things around.

Taking care of her daughter is a priority for Christina. In 2015, the actress shared a¬†rare picture¬†of her daughter on her husband’s shoulder as they celebrated pride. She wrote that she usually doesn’t post Sadie, but her photo holding a pride flag in celebration needed to be shared.

The Emmy-award-winning actress also never told her daughter that she¬†is famous. Sadie only found out when a friend at school said to her that her mother was well known. Even while picking up Sadie from school,¬†Christina Applegate¬†would dress shabbily so that she could not attract people’s attention.

Christina Applegate arrives at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate arrives at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Sadie also has her eyes set on Hollywood, but her mother has a strict rule: she must study acting until she is 18, and after that, if she wants to get into that industry, then that’s her decision. “Under my roof, you train and become the best of you that you can be,” she¬†added.

Christina Applegate attends the Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit show at Avalon  in Hollywood, Californiaon August 16, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit show at Avalon in Hollywood, Californiaon August 16, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

The actress wants Sadie to be educated because the chances of being successful in the entertainment industry are minimal. However, Sadie is already entertaining, and according to Christina, she is a goofball with a lot of accents in her repertoire. The 12-year-old loves piano and wants to be a singer.

Christina Applegate attends the 6th Annual Choreography Awards at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 24, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the 6th Annual Choreography Awards at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 24, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

The actress also¬†gushed¬†that Sadie is “very proud of her mom.” When she’s on TikTok, she sends the actress GIFS, videos, and memes of her. Some of the movies Christina has starred in that her daughter has watched are “Dead to Me,” “Anchorman,” and “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.”

Christina Applegate attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on January 19, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on January 19, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Sadie and her mom eat super clean. Christina¬†said¬†they grow their own vegetables and are “100 percent organic house.” The actress’s daughter has also made a conscious choice to be vegan. Christina is motivated to feed her daughter clean food because she is BRCA positive, and her daughter could be, too.

Christina Applegate attends the premiere Of STX Entertainment's "Bad Moms" at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on July 26, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the premiere Of STX Entertainment’s “Bad Moms” at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on July 26, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

When a person is BRCA positive, they have a mutation in tumor suppressor genes and face a 40 to 85 percent risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Additionally, this mutation heightens the chances of cancer recurrence if it does occur. So, Christina is doing all she can to keep her daughter healthy, and when she turns 20, she will be tested for the gene.

Christina Applegate attend the 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks held at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 25, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attend the 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks held at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 25, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Still, it¬†breaks her heart¬†that there’s a possibility of Sadie getting cancer. The actress loves her daughter more than she’d ever known was humanly possible. Having Sadie right-sized all her problems, and when she isn’t with her, she feels like she’s¬†missing a limb. “It’s a spiritual thing. I really love her,” she¬†confessed.

Christina Applegate speaks during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate speaks during her Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Upon receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the actress delivered a heartfelt speech expressing gratitude to her loved ones. Christina told her husband and daughter, “You are my everything. I love that I started with you two and ended with you too, and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.” She¬†added, “You are my people. You are my loves.”

A view of Christina Applegate's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during her star ceremony in Los Angeles, California on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

A view of Christina Applegate’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during her star ceremony in Los Angeles, California on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The actress also gushed over her friends, whom she referred to as family, noting that they take care of her every day and without them, she doesn’t know how she would survive. Christina left the best for last when she thanked Sadie alone while holding back tears.

Sadie Grace LeNoble and Christina Applegate pose with the actress’s star during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Sadie Grace LeNoble and Christina Applegate pose with the actress’s star during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

“The most important person in this world is my daughter,” she revealed. “You are so much more than even you know. You are so beautiful and kind and loving and smart and interesting, and I am blessed every day that I get to wake up and take you to school,” the actress¬†continued. She called Sadie her everything and thanked her for standing beside her as she¬†battles MS.

Christina also recently revealed that she is immunocompromised, so she has a friend who lives with her during the week and takes care of her and Sadie. On the weekend, a caretaker comes over, but generally, the actress loves her home to be as quiet and as mellow as possible.

Sadie Grace LeNoble, Martyn LeNoble, Christina Applegate, guest, and Nancy Priddy pose with Christina Applegate's star during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Sadie Grace LeNoble, Martyn LeNoble, Christina Applegate, guest, and Nancy Priddy pose with Christina Applegate’s star during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina and her daughter also¬†attend events¬†together. In January 2023, they were both at the Critics Choice Awards. Sadie wore a Scott Weiland suit from one of his solo albums. The suit was gifted to Martyn in the ’90s, and Sadie put it on.¬†Mother and daughter¬†had matching boots on as Sadie had fractured her ankle while Christina had MS.

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert, an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate attends the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert, an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate's necklace detail as she attends the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert, an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate’s necklace detail as she attends the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert, an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

In February 2023, mother and daughter were also at the 29th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christina, who in 2014 was spotted wearing a pendant with her daughter’s name, thought this would be her¬†last award ceremony¬†to attend. Sadie held her mother’s hand as they walked as much as she had a walking stick.

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and host Anthony Anderson speak onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and host Anthony Anderson speak onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

In 2024, Christina garnered a standing ovation at the Emmy Awards while announcing the winners for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The actress was the opening presenter of the evening.

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina Applegate and Sadie Grace LeNoble at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, on February 26, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Christina doesn’t believe she has it in herself to be in productions in¬†the future, as she can’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and being on set for 12 to 14 hours. Her focus now is to do voice-overs and make sure that¬†Sadie Grace LeNoble¬†is well-fed and homed. She intends to be with her family, take care of herself, and spend lots of time in bed bingeing all the reality television she has never watched.