Christina Applegate made her first public appearance on November 14, 2022, after revealing in the spring of 2021 that she had multiple sclerosis (MS). The actress attended the ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her Walk of Fame star was planned to be unveiled in 2021, but the COVID-19 epidemic stymied plans. The actress confirmed on Twitter that she had MS while filming the third and last season of “Dead to Me.”
Her “Married… with Children” co-stars, David Faustino and Katey Sagal paid tribute to her at the Walk of Fame ceremony before she arrived. Sagal was overcome with emotion as she informed Christina:
“You’re not by yourself. Everyone has arrived.”
Liz Feldman, the program’s creator, and Christina’s co-star on the show, Linda Cardellini, also attended the ceremony to celebrate the actress. Variety interviewed the star prior to the Walk of Fame ceremony.
She admitted that filming the last season of “Dead to Me” while facing her diagnosis was “difficult.” The actress’s situation was so poor that she needed a wheelchair to go to the series’ set, recalling:
“I was diagnosed while we were at work.”
She recalls calling her coworkers to inform them of her illness. While Christina was able to attend the ceremony that honored her with a star, she also delivered a statement at the occasion but did not explicitly address her illness, just mentioning it in passing.
Christina, who was given a chair to sit on, highlighted her unique biography during her address at the event. The actress recalled waiting in line on the same street where the event was hosted as a child to see “Star Wars” at the same cinema.
The actress recalls wondering who the individuals on the Walk of Fame were and whether they accomplished something good or bad. She did, however, know she wanted one of the stars, and while the star did not specify her illness, she did say:
“I can’t stand for too long.”
So Christina said she needed to thank people she needed to thank, and she thanked her family for speaking about her that day. She also thanked Sagal, Faustino, Cardellini, and Feldman, saying they were “everything.”
Starting with the first two stars stated above, the star choked up as she characterized Faustino and Sagal as her “loves” and “people.” Christina praised her colleagues for their support over the last two decades.
She also mentioned how her mother used to compare changing agents to changing Titanic deck chairs. The person being honored was proud to say that she had lived with her and thought they would die together.
The actress expressed thanks to her family, adding that she didn’t have friends but considered them family, with a Twitter follower stating that Christina “deserves the world.” She highlighted how they “take care of her” on a daily basis and that she wouldn’t have known what to do without them.
Christina almost burst into tears when talking about her daughter, Sadie Grace, describing her as the most important person in the world. She was nice, attractive, clever, loving, and intriguing, the actress told her daughter.
Christina described her kid as “her everything” and said she felt grateful every day to get up and take her to school. She also expressed gratitude to Sadie for being by her side during it all, before joking that she had an illness!
The singer jokingly asked those gathered whether they’d noticed she wasn’t wearing shoes. Sadie’s mother laughed off her last words, saying that people were supposed to laugh at those parts.
The former “Days of Our Lives” actor and the singer were longtime acquaintances before falling in love and welcoming their baby in 2011. In addition to being present when she was diagnosed with MS, LeNoble was present when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.
When LeNoble married Christina, he also made her a stepmother because he already had another daughter, Marlon, from a prior relationship. Before having Sadie, the actress described herself as a “type A” and a “hippie.”
She had a “do anything you want” mentality and did everything she had seen her friends do while parenting their children. When Sadie was a baby, she thought her mother’s animal impersonation was amusing.
However, the small girl had her limitations; after the third time her mother impersonated a monkey, she no longer found it amusing! Christina thought her daughter was well-balanced at home.
Her father was playing music with his guitars, and her mother was being crazy. The celebrity said that Sadie was a great mix of her and her husband. However, the little girl had her own thoughts and was completely independent.