Christina Applegate plays the role of cover girl for More magazine’s November issue.
Inside, the courageous breast cancer survivor revealed how difficult 2008 was for her. She explained, “I had two lumpectomies, and I was supposed to start radiation. Then I found out I had the gene [the BRCA1 gene mutation that increases risk and recurrence of breast and ovarian cancers], and my decision was to undergo the prophylactic double mastectomy.”
Today, the actress has a beautiful baby girl and a loving fiance. However, that doesn’t mean her life is perfect. She says of her little toddler, “We don’t know the best thing to do. She’s starting to get really defiant when we say no and look back at us with an evil look in her eye.”
When it comes to how Applegate was raised, she admitted, “I’ve never lived more than five minutes from where I grew up. All the moms kind of let us do whatever we wanted to do. There weren’t a lot of rules, but there was a lot of mutual respect. I always made sure she knew where I was, and I would always be home by a reasonable hour.”
Read more in More magazine’s November 2012 issue.