Christina Applegate’s 1st Year With MS Has Been ‘Hard’, Co-Star David Faustino Reveals

Christina Applegate revealed she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021 and her former 'Married...With Children' co-star gave an update on her condition during a recent appearance at the Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles, CA.

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Christina Applegate, 50, is finding her multiple sclerosis diagnosis “challenging,” according to former co-star David Faustino. The actor, who worked with the actress on the television series Married…With Children, attended the Race to Erase MS Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA and gave an update on how she’s handling the tough condition. “Christina is in her first year, it’s hard, it’s challenging, and she’s pushing through” he EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife at the event.

David said that he and Christina “talk just about every day” and although MS “hit home” when she was diagnosed, he’s been attending the Race to Erase MS event since the first one 29 years ago. “I’ve been coming to this event since its inception, it’s my 29th year here. The reason it was so important to me up until this point is because of my relationship with Nancy Davis (the founder of Race to Erase MS), learning about MS, meeting her family and learning about the things that they’ve gone through,” he explained. “All of the fun that I’d had with them these past 29 years.”

Christina Applegate, David Faustino
Christina Applegate and David Faustino during a previous outing. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Before David’s latest appearance at Race to Erase MS, Christina announced her MS diagnosis in 2021, when she revealed the news in a tweet on Twitter. “A few months a go I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road,” she wrote in the tweet.

“But as we all know, the road keeps going,” she continued. “Unless some a**hole blocks it. As one of my friends with MS said, ‘We wake up and take the indicated action.’ And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo.”

David Faustino, Christina Applegate
David Faustino and Christina Applegate were on ‘Married…With Children.’ (Bei/Shutterstock)

David’s update about Christina’s MS comes just days after it was announced that the original Married…With Children cast, which also includes Katey Sagal and Ed O’Neill, will be returning to television screens with their voices for an animated reboot of the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Family Guy writer and executive producer Alex Carter is set to serve as the showrunner and it will be taken to potential buyers in the future.

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