Christina Applegate and her beau, Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble, are proud new parents. The couple welcomed their first child last week, a rep confirms.
“Actress Christina Applegate and fiancé, musician Martyn LeNoble, welcomed daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles,” her rep announced in a statement to People.com. “Mother and daughter are doing great.”
A source close to the actress added about the baby, “She’s a beautiful little girl, and [Christina and Martyn] are so happy and in love with her.”
Last August, Applegate discussed her planned mothering style with People magazine. “I’ll probably be a little bit hippie and a little bit Type A,” she said. “I’ll take from what my mother did, which was way hippie and like, ’Do what you wanna do,’ and bring some things that I know from watching my friends raise their kids. An amalgamation of sorts.”
Applegate , who previously battled breast cancer, announced in April 2010 that she and LeNoble planned to marry after getting secretly engaged on Valentine’s Day of that year. In July, the couple revealed that they were expecting a baby.
“I have a small but mighty support system and Martyn has really been an incredible part of my life,” she told UsMagazine.com back in 2009 about the Dutch-born rocker, who she began dating three years ago. “Without him, I don’t know if I could’ve gone through any of it. He came around at a time when there was a lot of loss in my life on many levels, so he’s been a really incredible help.”
In 2008, Applegate opened up to TV Guide about wanting to start a family and how difficult she feared it might be following her cancer treatments. “They [doctors] suggest you kind of get on it before you’re a certain age so that they can remove your ovaries. That definitely makes a big difference in my timetable. Everything has to be a process, though. It’ll happen,” she said optimistically.
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