For some, Christina Applegate might be Samantha Who? but to us, after a decade as the ditzy hair metal dream girl, Applegate will always be Kelly Bundy!
The news for Applegate has not always been sunny of late. SheKnows is happy to report some sunshine coming from out of the actresses’ camp.
Applegate is engaged to marry Dutch musician Martyn Lenoble, a founding member of Porno for Pyros.
This will be the second marriage for both the actress and the rocker. The happy couple of two years have been engaged since Valentine’s Day and have yet to decide on a wedding date.
It’s great to see Applegate on the upswing after everything she’s been through in recent years. They say bad things come in threes and for Applegate that was brutally true.
It began when her husband of four years, Johnathon Schaech, filed for divorce in November 2005 citing irreconcilable differences.
In August 2007 the divorce papers were finalized and less than a year later, on July 1, 2008, her ex-boyfriend Lee Grivas, who she’d remained quite close with, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose.
A year after that tragedy, on August 3, 2008, People magazine reported that she was battling breast cancer and had decided to undergo a double mastectomy as a precaution since she is a carrier of the BRCA1 mutation, commonly known as “the cancer gene.”
On August 19, 2008, Applegate was declared cancer-free and headed back to work. Even though Samantha Who? was cancelled last year, Applegate kept working by providing the voice of Brittany in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and will next appear with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in the film Going the Distance, scheduled for release this summer.
Congratulations on the engagement, Christina. We couldn’t be happier for you.