On January 15, 2023, Christina Applegate, 51, made a rare appearance with her daughter, Sadie Grace LeNoble, 11, at Los Angeles’ Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. The pair were there to attend that year’s Critics’ Choice Awards.
The actress and her daughter seemingly skipped the red carpet and were seen together backstage. The awards show was the first one that Applegate attended since announcing her multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.
Christina was seen supporting herself with a cane after her diagnosis led to a decline in her mobility. The star also shared two Twitter images, one showing her daughter covered in a face mask and a hat to disguise herself.
The actress noted how the first picture that showed off her manure read “Jen and Judy” on the nails. She also revealed that she’d gone on the “best date ever” with her “rad daughter.”
Fans rushed to the comment section to share their views with one person noting how the pair were “incredible” and hoped they’d had the best time at the ceremony. A surprised follower wanted to know when Sadie had grown, asking if the little girl wasn’t still five, while someone else added:
“You both look lovely, hope you have a nice night.”
A fourth person was happy to see Applegate at the event and thought she and her daughter looked “beautiful” before noting how the star was “such an inspiration.” Although Sadie was her only daughter, the child had done so much for her mother.
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Applegate and her husband, Martyn LeNoble, had been friends for years before they got engaged in 2010 and tied the knot in 2013. Their only child and daughter was welcomed in 2011.
Before becoming a mother, the “Days of Our Lives” actress once described her parenting style as “type A” and “hippie.” She said she would imitate her mother’s hippie style of allowing her child to do what they noted.
However, she would mix it up by bringing in methods she’d seen watching her friends raise their own children. Sadie was born on January 27, 2011, and the following year her mother discussed her journey into motherhood.
Christina Applegate during her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2022 | Source: Getty Images
Applegate shared how the then-infant Sadie thought she was hilarious and found pleasure in her animal impressions. The star’s daughter loved when she imitated monkeys and would mimic her mother.
Each day there was something new Sadie found funny, and she was also her mother’s toughest judge. The “Married…with Children” actress said after doing something three times, her daughter didn’t find it funny anymore.
Sadie Grace LeNoble and Christina Applegate at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards on January 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
One other thing that Applegate did while raising her daughter was to keep her out of the spotlight. The Emmy Award nominee also once shared what Sadie had done since coming into her life, stating:
“She’s healed me in so many ways. She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul.”
Sadly, Applegate’s health hasn’t been the greatest in recent years. Her MS diagnosis has caused drastic changes in her life, including the requirement to use a walking cane to get around.
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In December 2022, during a “The Kelly Clarkson Show” appearance, Applegate explained how the show, “Dead to Me” gave her a “weird platform” to deal with her diagnosis. She said she never had to be “on” all the time and wasn’t required to make all the jokes.
The star was even able to fall apart while acting out a scene! The actress shared that she fell apart. Her soul did that in front of the world, which was beautiful and cathartic.
The star [Christina Applegate] said they took care of her daily; without them, she didn’t know what to do.
However, she didn’t only rely on her work to help distract her; she also used humor. Applegate used humor to deflect attention away from her diagnosis and comfort the people around her.
Her humor shielded her, but she still felt the true state of things inside. Applegate said she joked around to help people not become scared of being around her because some saw her as a disabled person.
The star used humor to comfort people so they could laugh about her diagnosis. In November 2022, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony, and in her gratitude speech, she credited her team for sticking by her side for over 20 years.
The actress recalled how her mother would say changing agents was like changing deck chairs while on the Titanic. So, Applegate had stuck with hers and joked that if they were going to crash, they would be together!
She also thanked her family and explained that she didn’t believe she had friends because she saw them as family, as they were the people who took care of her. The star said they took care of her daily; without them, she didn’t know what to do.