Applegate makes her PEOPLE cover debut as 2009's 'Most Beautiful' cover star. In her first interview since undergoing reconstructive breast surgery, the TV star says of her double mastectomy, "It's a decision that you made to save your life." Adding that it hasn't been all negative, she says, "I don't have to wear a bra!...And the gals look good in tank tops."
Due to budget pressures and time slot issues, ABC execs pulls the plug on Applegate's amnesia comedy Samantha Who? after just two seasons.
Applegate and boyfriend of two years, musician Martyn LeNoble, get engaged on Valentine's Day – but it isn't until April that the actress makes her plans to wed (for a second time) public. "Things are fantastic!" she posts on Twitter, before making another huge announcement in July: She's having a baby!
Applegate sisters up to Drew Barrymore in the romantic comedy, Going the Distance, about a cross-country relationship between Barrymore and real-life love Justin Long. "We used every single frame we had of her in the film," the film's director Nanette Burstein tells EW of the actress. "She has amazing comic timing. We didn't want to waste a bit."
Applegate and fiancé Martyn LeNoble welcome daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble. "I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound," the actress, 39, says in a PEOPLE cover story. "And I'm more in love with her every minute of the day."
Applegate and longtime love LeNoble, a founding member of the band Porno for Pyros, tie the knot "surrounded by family in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles," her rep confirms to PEOPLE. The couple's rings were designed by Neil Lane, and the actress's dress was designed by Maria Lucia Hohan.
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