Christina Applegate became cancer-free in 2008, following a double mastectomy, but talking about the disease took its toll.
“I’ve had to talk about that word [cancer] more than I’ve ever had to talk about a word in my life,” the actress told People magazine, which features her and newborn Sadie Grace, on its current cover. “After a while you’re like, ‘There’s got to be something else to me.’”
However, the former “Samantha Who?” star said that her daughter, Sadie Grace, with fiancé Martin LeNoble has changed all that.
“Yeah, now I’m Mom. She’s healed me in so many ways,” Christina said. “She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul.”
Christina gave birth to her daughter on January 27, and she said the moment was deeply “profound” for her.
“I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound,” the actress told the mag. “And I’m more in love with her every minute of the day.”
Still, like many new moms, sometimes Christina feels like she’s not doing everything perfectly.
“Sometimes I stand there going, ‘I’m not doing any of this right!’ And then I get this big man belch out of her and I go, ‘Ah, we accomplished this together,’” the actress said.
Catch Christina on the big screen alongside Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Jason Sudeikis on February 25 in “Hall Pass.”