Christina Applegate began her career in acting at the age of barely 1 when she appeared on television for the first time in 1972 with her mother in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” Before starring in her first motion picture, the 1981 horror “Jaws of Satan,” she went on to act in advertisements. Applegate continued to work as a kid star and eventually established herself in the acting business.
Then, in 1987, she got the part that really made her famous; the growing star made her big break in the FOX sitcom “Married… with Children.” Since her role on the popular comedy, she has continued to be a prominent figure, making appearances in blockbuster comedies like “Anchorman” and “Bad Moms” as well as popular series like “Friends,” “Dead to Me,” and more.
She co-starred in “The Sweetest Thing” with Cameron Diaz and Selma Blair, with whom she grew close, and it is one of her most well-known films to date. But in contrast to Diaz, Applegate and Blair appear to have more in common because they have both been on a harrowing journey due of the same illness.
Applegate overcame several challenges in her personal life in addition to the enormously successful Hollywood career she has developed, including a battle with breast cancer in the 2000s that she thankfully overcame. Sadly, three years after Blair confirmed her diagnosis, the actress revealed in 2021 that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Blair recently gushed once more in an interview about her co-star and buddy, describing how they support one another through their illnesses like true friends.
Applegate announced the news on Twitter on August 10, 2021.
“Hello, pals. I received an MS diagnosis a few months ago. It has been an odd voyage. But the people I know who also have this problem have been very encouraging to me. The road has not been easy. But as we are all aware, the journey continues. Unless an idiot blocks it.
Known for her comedic performances, Applegate’s decision to make a joke despite the serious subject she is discussing is consistent with her career. She also tweeted the following in another message: “We wake up and do what is necessary, as one of my MS-affected pals put it. And I carry out that. I now request your privacy. As I work my way through this. I appreciate it.”
Even though Applegate did not identify the MS sufferer she mentioned, many assumed it was Blair, who in 2018 confirmed her condition in a moving Instagram post:
I suffer from multiple sclerosis. The aggravation I’m in. I have a job thanks to the Lord’s grace, my own strength of character, and the forgiving Netflix producers. a fantastic job. I’m handicapped. I trip occasionally. I mislay things. My memories are hazy. And my broken GPS is requesting for directions from my left side.
A condition that affects the central nervous system is multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society claims that an improper immune response results in inflammation, which harms myelin. The functioning of the central nervous system is harmed as a result.
Blair, who recently began competing on “Dancing With The Stars” Season 31, missed the fifth week of the season due to health-related concerns, but she made it back for her final performance on the show’s season finale.
During the “Dancing With The Stars” Season 31 closing episode, Blair gushed about her return to the stage and expressed how “crushed” she was to leave the program despite it being a “lovely” experience for her.
Blair was questioned about her friendship with Applegate and her motivations for attending her friend’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in other sections of the interview.
I enjoy her work, Blair stated. She is nailing simply being who she is with this MS, and I have not not said, “Nailed it,” in response to anything she has done.
Blair continued by expressing how important it was for her to be present to witness her close friend’s success.
“She’s humorous, and her performance was undoubtedly fantastic, but when I went, I really just wanted to see the great moments in my friends’ lives, silently back there. To know I was there for something we all imagine as children,” she told the publication.
Blair also disclosed that they were both leaning on one another for emotional support while they battled their separate diseases.
Christina continues to help me. She really is a strong woman; I can’t say it enough. She’s a wonderful nurturer. She is at your place if you need anything. When I had lost my temper, she would say, “I’m outside; answer the door,” she gleefully admitted. I’m particularly interested in everything that makes getting around easier. She is, nevertheless, managing to secure it. She is juggling a lot. It’s a lot, but she’s just as intelligent and gorgeous as always.
The Mayo Clinic reports that there is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, but that treatment focuses on symptom management, recovering from episodes, and decreasing the disease’s development.