• Christina Applegate gives an update
  • She is fighting depression and her illness
  • THIS is how she deals with her struggles

Christina Applegate, the beloved star of 'Married with Children' and 'Dead to Me,' gets real about her mental health struggles following an MS diagnosis, and shares a jaw-dropping anecdote about turning down 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'

This is her courageous journey and discover how she's confronting her darkest moments head-on.

A Dark Cloud Over a Shining Star

In an emotional rollercoaster of a podcast episode, Christina Applegate lays her soul bare, revealing the depths of her battle with depression after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2021.

The revelation came on her own podcast, MeSsy, where Applegate doesn't shy away from the tough topics.

"It's a real, f--k-it-all depression," Applegate confesses, hinting at the severity of her mental state. The actress, known for her vibrant roles and infectious laughter, admits, "I don't enjoy living... I'm trapped in this darkness," a statement that has both fans and friends rallying around her.

In the conversation, which was recorded earlier this year, Applegate confirmed having called a therapist to discuss those feelings.

"I have avoided therapy since I’ve been diagnosed because I’m so afraid to start crying and that I’m not going to be able to end crying," the 52-year-old said.

Despite the gloom, Applegate has taken a significant step towards healing by booking an appointment with her therapist, a move she describes as "a big thing for me to do." Her honesty sheds light on the importance of seeking help, even when it feels like the hardest thing to do.

Handing an award at the Emmys was no small task either. "That was, like, the hardest day of my life," said Applegate. "You know, it started at 11 o’clock in the morning and didn’t get home till 9:30. And oh, my God, I think I slept for two days straight after that. Like, I couldn’t, couldn’t even function."

In a lighter segment of the podcast, Applegate shares a surprising tidbit about being approached to join 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' a decade ago.

The thought of Applegate, with her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude, mingling with the likes of Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump is certainly intriguing.

She continued, "And what’s funny is I ended up becoming really good friends with the executive producer of it because our kids went to school together. And he’s like, ‘Oh yeah, we asked you.’ I said, ‘Chris, now that you know me, would I have been a fun Housewife?’ He’s like, ‘No, it would’ve been the most boring s— I’ve ever seen in my life.’"

Christina Applegate's candidness about her struggles with MS and depression is not just brave; it's a beacon of hope for others facing similar battles.

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By opening up, she's not only healing herself but also encouraging others to seek the help they need. As for turning down "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," it's clear Applegate's story is compelling enough without the reality TV drama.