Sadie Grace LeNoble: All about Christina Applegate’s daughter

Actress Christina Applegate wedded her husband, Martyn LeNoble in 2013 and they both share Sadie Grace who is 12 years of age.

The lovebirds tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2010. That July, Applegate confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Sadie Grace LeNoble was born on Jan. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles.

In Applegate’s words, becoming a mother filled her with a “level of love” that was overwhelming.

“I love my kid … more than I’ve ever known [is] possible,” the Dead to Me actress told PEOPLE before getting emotional. “Like, humanly possible. It’s a spiritual thing … I really love her.”

From her birth story to her singing talents, here’s everything to know about Sadie Grace, Christina Applegate’s daughter.

Los Angeles baby

Grace was born in L.A.
During her pregnancy, Applegate revealed that she was going to be “a little bit hippie and a little bit Type A” as a mother.

“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,” she added.

Following Sadie’s birth, Applegate opened up on how becoming a mother had changed her life. She described how holding Sadie for the first time was “profound” and filled her with overwhelming love.

“I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her,” Applegate said. “And I’m more in love with her every minute of the day.”

The healing

Sadie’s birth in 2011 brought healing to Applegate, according to Applegate. The actress had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy.

“I’ve had to talk about that word [cancer] more than I’ve ever had to talk about a word in my life,” Applegate said. “After a while you’re like, ‘There’s got to be something else to me.’ ”

She continued, “Now I’m Mom. She’s healed me in so many ways. She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul.”

“I dropped my gown, which I don’t do,” Applegate shared. “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.”

Applegate added: “There’s a room full of people that I don’t know. Nurses and doctors. And she and I just lay there. It was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

She grew up on set with her parents

As a baby, Grace was frequently on set with her parents.
The former NBC comedy Up All Night, starred Applegate and featured LeNoble as its musical composer.

“My whole thing was, ‘I’m not doing this unless I can bring her.’ So they had to build me a room for her and it’s got her toys and a crib and she takes her naps there,” Applegate explained. “That’s called a crazy mother who said, ‘No, I’m not doing anything unless I can be with my baby.’ ”

Sadie also influenced the show’s storyline, with aspects of her birth making their way into a season one episode. “I talked to the writer and I said, ‘Look, I’m going to give you some hints: I needed a headband,’ ” Applegate said. “It was my obsession to have a headband and it really was about my own having to have control of the situation. I would even send texts to myself, ‘Do not forget the headband. Do not forget the headband!’ ”

The rule

According to Applegate in 2018, Sadie has a very entertaining personality.
Her talents at the time included comedy, music — and accents. “She’s got a lot of accents in her repertoire,” Applegate shared when talking about Sadie. “She’s such a goofball.”

Despite her comedy skills, Sadie’s primary focus then was on her music.

In her mom’s word, “She loves playing piano; that’s really what she loves doing right now,” the proud mom shared. “She thinks she’s gonna be a singer, okay?”

But if Sadie ever expresses interest in following in acting, her mother has a “very strict rule” for her daughter: “She can study acting until she’s 18 and then if she wants to have that as a job, then she has the right to make that decision, but under my roof, you train and you become the best that you can be.”

She added, “And also have a good education because … the chances of being successful in this business are really, really [slim].”

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