Christina Applegate’s ex-husband Johnathon Schaech is undoubtedly the sweetest ex anyone can have. After Christina received a standing ovation while presenting at the 2023 Emmy Awards on Jan. 15 Schaech didn’t shy away from showing support and praising the actress who is battling multiple sclerosis, for her strength and resilience over the years. So let’s check out the complete details of this story.
Schaech said Applegate is the toughest human being he has ever met
On January 15th That Thing You Do! the actor wrote on X, (formerly known as Twitter), “She danced opening night on broadway on a broken foot! Beat cancer! She’s the toughest human being I’ve ever met! F–k MS! So proud of her! Go Christina!”
The Dead to Me star who got the opportunity to present the award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 2023 Emmy Awards got a heartfelt standing ovation from the room full of stars. The actress looked elegant in a velvet Christian Siriano gown while carrying a special cane while being accompanied by host Anthony Anderson.
The 52-year-old emotionally addressed the crowd, “Thank you so much. Oh my god.”
Meanwhile, The actress didn’t hesitate to crack a joke while replying to Schaech’s comment. “You’re totally shaming me with my disability by standing up,” Applegate said. “It’s fine.”
Schaech and Applegate were married from 2001 to 2007.
Applegate, who previously battled breast cancer, disclosed her MS diagnosis in 2021.
“It’s been a strange journey,” the actress tweeted at the time. “But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some a–hole blocks it.”
Moreover, Samantha Who? the actress also talked about the filming of the final season of Dead to Me during her ongoing battle with MS. She said, “Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set. “I don’t have that in me at this moment.”
Christina noted, “I don’t like seeing myself struggling. I gained 40 pounds because of inactivity and medications, and I didn’t look like myself, and I didn’t feel like myself.”
Moreover, she noted”At some point I was able to distance myself from my own ego, and realize what a beautiful piece of television it was. All the scenes I wasn’t in were so much fun to see and experience for the very first time.”