Christina Applegate’s Husband Had Her Back Through MS and Breast Cancer to Keep Their Family Happy

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Christina Applegate’s husband supported her through her battles with MS and breast cancer, standing by her with love and strength. Together, they ensured their family’s happiness, even when faced with tough times. Now, let’s take a closer look at their remarkable journey.

“I’m very grateful to Martyn for coming along at a time that he did because he’s been my rock through all of this.”

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Christina Applegate and her husband, Martyn LeNoble, have been married for 10 years, and they like to keep their relationship private. They got engaged in 2010 and got married in 2013, but they were friends for a while before that.

LeNoble has been really supportive of Applegate’s career and dreams. He was there for her when she had breast cancer in 2008. She had surgery to remove her breasts and ovaries. In August 2021, after the actress found out she had multiple sclerosis, LeNoble continued to support her.

He even went with his wife to a special event in November 2022, where she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, he sat next to Applegate and was seen wiping away a tear, as it was a very emotional moment.

Martyn LeNoble and Christina Applegate were friends before they started dating.

Even though Applegate and LeNoble officially got married in 2013, they’ve been friends for much longer. In fact, the actress revealed that LeNoble had been a part of her life for 13 years as a friend. Their relationship kept getting stronger as time went on. They started dating, and after 2 years, they got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2010.

They had a private wedding 3 years later at their home in Los Angeles in February 2013. We don’t know many details about their wedding, but we do know that their rings were designed by jeweler Neil Lane, and Applegate’s dress was made by Maria Lucia Hohan.

They have one child together.

Just 5 months after getting engaged, Applegate and LeNoble had exciting news: they were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, was born on January 27, 2011. LeNoble’s musical profession complements the household dynamics. Applegate mentioned how their daughter, Sadie, gets to see her dad playing music with guitars and her mom being playful at home. She described her daughter as a combination of both their personalities, as well as very independent.

Although Sadie LeNoble wasn’t in the public eye much as a child, she started walking the red carpet with her mom as a pre-teen. In January 2023, she attended the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards with Applegate and was also her date for the 2023 SAG Awards the following month. At both events, they wore coordinated black outfits.

Martyn LeNoble has provided strong support for Christina Applegate during her health challenges.

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While Applegate and LeNoble were dating, the actress faced a tough battle with breast cancer. She had to have a double mastectomy and surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. This diagnosis was especially hard for her because she had seen her mother, Nancy Priddy, go through the same illness years before. Thankfully, Priddy had beaten her cancer, which gave Applegate hope and strength for her own fight.

During this challenging time, LeNoble was there for Applegate, supporting her with humor. The actress said, “I don’t think I would have been able to get through any of it without him.” She mentioned how they found ways to laugh, even in the hospital, making light of the strange things happening to her.

“I laughed more in the hospital than I ever have in my life, making fun of all the weird things that were happening to me. My friends would walk in with this sad look, and I would throw something at them and say, ‘Come on! This isn’t the end of the world!’”


In August 2021, Applegate revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She shared this news on Twitter and expressed gratitude for the support she received from people who also had this condition.

Our admiration for Christina Applegate knows no bounds. Before you go, be sure to explore another one of our articles, where we delve into the inspiring journey of how Christina Applegate embraced motherhood after undergoing a double mastectomy. Plus, discover over 10 fascinating facts about her that you probably didn’t know.

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