Christina Applegate: “I Miss My Exquisite Breasts Sometimes”

Christina Applegate sat down with More magazine (via RadarOnline) and opened up about the difficult decision to undergo a double mastectomy in her fight against breast cancer back in 2008.


“I miss my exquisite breasts sometimes,” she reveals, in reference to a line about her natural mammary glands in the movie Anchorman.

The 40-year-old explains how she was denied the time to grieve, as the media learned about her surgery immediately following the operation.

“The good thing is that we got the information out, but talking about the facts of the disease, I didn’t have to see what was going on with me. I think when it slowed down, all that came crashing down,” she says.

With the help of her friends and family and a spiritual advisor, she overcame what she calls a “total emotional collapse.”

Soon after, she reunited with old friend Martyn LeNoble, and the two quickly fell in love.

“We had always cared deeply for one another when we were friends.  And he came and put me under his wing.  That was it – he was supposed to come.

As a female, this is one of those things that I’d like to think would be a no-brainer for me — and it probably would be.  I mean, my life or my boobs? Of course.  But I just know it’s a decision I would struggle with afterward.  I would like to say I’d just be thankfful for my life and being able to survive, and of course I would be.  But I know that I would mourn the loss of my breasts for some time.  This is one decision I hope I’d never have to make.  Either way, Christina – you’re still gorgeous.

Christina’s complete interview can read in the November 2012 issue of More magazine, on stands soon.


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