Just three weeks after welcoming her daughter Sadie Grace, actress Christina Applegate says that motherhood has already had an overwhelming effect on her. The beautiful pair are featured together on the cover of the new issue of People magazine.
“I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound,” the new mom tells People. “And I’m more in love with her every minute of the day.”
A cancer survivor – she underwent a double mastectomy in 2008 – Christina has devoted a lot of time and effort to increasing awareness about the disease. Though it’s certainly a worthy cause, the star says she’s happy to focus her attention entirely on her new baby girl for now.
“I’ve had to talk about that word [cancer] more than I’ve ever had to talk about a word in my life,” she says. “After a while you’re like, ‘There’s got to be something else to me.’… Yeah, now I’m Mom. She’s healed me in so many ways. She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul.”