The beloved actress is only 49 years old. Do you still recognize her?

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Christina Applegate is one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood. We know it especially from “Married… with Children” / “Bundy Family” and for many, even if the years have passed, it will always remain in the memory.

But under the delicate smile, the actress hides a lot of pain. In 2008 he found out that he was suffering from breast cancer.

Harsh treatment and a double mastectomy followed, traumatic for any woman. He managed to get over this test that would bring anyone to his knees.

Unfortunately, fate had another trial reserved for her, perhaps even harder.

Recently, the 49-year-old actress found out that she suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease that she doesn’t understand, which affects her life.

She made the announcement on Twitter, when she felt ready, wanting to show that she is taking on the trials that life is subjecting her to and that she is determined to fight: “Hello, friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS “, wrote Christina.

“It was a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people I know who also suffer from this disease. It was a difficult road.

But, as we all know, it continues. Unless at some point he is blocked “, the actress writes realistically.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, which disrupts the flow of information in the brain, but also between the brain and body.

There is no known cause for MS, but scientists believe “that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contributes to the risk of MS,” according to The National MS Society of the United States.

Most people with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, women much more often than men.

Applegate is not the only celebrity to have received such a diagnosis. Selma Blair, Jamie Lynn Sigler, or Jack Osbourne are in the same situation.

Married and mother of a child

But the actress is a fighter and this is clearly seen in the way she lives her life.

Because she carries the BRCA1 gene, just like Angelina Jolie, the actress has removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes in the past.

Fortunately, the actress managed to give birth to a child. His little girl, Sadie Grace, is already 12 years old.

The actress is currently married to Dutch bassist Martyn LeNoble, who also had an active divorce in 2007 from Johnathon Schaech.

 

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