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Originally posted 02/22/2011 08:15AM
The moments after childbirth were extraordinarily profound for Christina Applegate, who dropped her defenses and pulled daughter Sadie to her chest, a part of her body that she's kept closely guarded since her double mastectomy in 2008.
"I dropped my gown, which I don't do," the Hall Pass star, 39, says in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "This part of my body [her chest] is very private to me ... that's a real private place. A place that I don't have a good relationship with, let's say. But at that moment of pulling her out, I just tore that [gown] off."
It was a sign of just how open she was to her new daughter. "There's a room full of people that I don't know. Nurses and doctors," says Applegate – this week's PEOPLE cover girl, along with Sadie. "And she and I just lay there. It was the best thing that's ever happened to me."
Originally posted 02/16/2011 08:00AM
Holding newborn daughter Sadie Grace in the hospital on Jan. 27, Christina Applegate was overwhelmed by her feelings of acceptance and love.
"I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound," Applegate, 39, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "And I'm more in love with her every minute of the day."
Back home in the L.A. house she shares with musician fiancé Martyn LeNoble, 41, Applegate has been relishing motherhood. "I want to be the ultimate burper and diaper-changer, I want to be the ultimate at all of it," she says.
Originally posted 02/01/2011 06:45AM
Christina Applegate is a brand new mom – of a baby girl, her rep tells PEOPLE.
"Actress Christina Applegate and fiancé, musician Martyn LeNoble, welcomed daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles," the spokesperson said in a statement. "Mother and daughter are doing great."
Adds someone close to the proud parents: "She's a beautiful little girl, and they are so happy and in love with her."
Originally posted 08/24/2010 08:15AM
Christina Applegate knows moms who are very hands off, and moms who are very hands on. She figures she can be both.
"I'll probably be a little bit hippie and a little bit Type A," the actress, 38, told PEOPLE at Tuesday's premiere of Going the Distance in Los Angeles. "I'll take from what my mother did, which was way hippie and like 'Do what you wanna do,' and bring some things that I know from watching my friends raise their kids. An amalgamation of sorts."
Pregnant with her first child with fiancé Martyn Lenoble, Applegate says she's been craving certain types of food – well, OK, all types of food. "Just keep going with it in my mouth," she says.
Originally posted 07/23/2010 11:10AM
"I have to tell you all something. And I know it is going to hurt a lot of people but it's time ... okay here goes ... wow this is hard but I gotta. The Bundys were not real people ...There I said it. Not real. Just actors. Brilliant actors if I say so myself haha. What's done is done."
Expectant mom Christina Applegate, setting the record straight about her Married ... with Children family on Twitter.
Originally posted 07/21/2010 01:45PM
Christina Applegate could soon be married with a child.
The actress and her fiancé Martyn Lenoble are expecting, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Applegate, 38, and Lenoble, 41, dated for two years before becoming engaged on Valentine's Day. No date has been set for the wedding.
Originally posted 05/11/2010 07:30AM
Since her brave battle with breast cancer, Christina Applegate has learned to focus on feeling good.
"Stress isn't something I really allow into my life. It creeps in but that's a huge thing, changing my diet, changing my want to make everyday the best that I can," Applegate, 38, told PEOPLE over the weekend at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's annual Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles.
The actress and her support system – which includes her mother and fellow breast-cancer survivor, Nancy Priddy, friends and 20 crew members from Samantha Who? – were part of the group of 40,000 people who turned out at the event to help raise money for women's cancer research.
Originally posted 04/26/2010 02:00PM
Recently engaged Christina Applegate showed off her sparkly new ring at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday night.
Applegate, 38, who is engaged to rocker Martyn Lenoble, was spotted wearing a large oval-shaped ring with a diamond in the center surrounded by other smaller diamonds.
Originally posted 04/16/2010 06:35PM
Christina Applegate said last year that her goal was to find "happiness and joy" – and she has done just that with her new fiancé Martyn Lenoble.
"Christina Applegate and musician Martyn Lenoble are engaged," her rep confirmed to PEOPLE Friday. The couple, who have been dating for two years, got engaged on Valentine’s Day.
Applegate has been through a rough couple of years. The Samantha Who? star was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2008 and later underwent a double mastectomy, then reconstructive surgery.
This will be the second marriage for both Applegate and Lenoble. No date has been set for the wedding.
Originally posted 12/22/2009 06:00AM
Christina Applegate had a loving shopping partner – boyfriend Martyn Lenoble – as she explored The Grove, the outdoor mall in West Hollywood. The actress, who was casually dressed in a headband and boots, held hands with her musician beau as they stopped into the Gap, the American Girl Place store and Nordstrom. Also shopping at the Grove that day: Kate Beckinsale, who brought along director hubby Len Wiseman and daughter Lily as she stopped into Forever 21 and the American Girl Place, among other shops.
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