News broke today that actress and cancer survivor Christina Applegate is preggers! She was engaged to her boyfriend Martin LeNoble on Valentine’s Day and they may tie the knot soon. So just who is this guy? A few facts:
-His first name is actually spelled Martijn and he was born in Vlaadingen, The Netherlands.
-He was friends with Christina for 13 years. News of their relationship was broken by the National Enquirer just weeks after her on-again-off-again boyfriend Lee Grivas died of a heroin overdose. Christina and Lee had been broken up 6 weeks before he past away.
-Martyn was there for Christina when she went through a double mastectomy in 2008 for breast cancer. “I’m very grateful to Martyn for coming along at a time that he did because he’s been my rock through all of this,” she said at the time. “He gave me something to really want to live for and something to smile about.”
-Martyn is one of the founding members of the band Porno for Pyros. They were named after an ad band mate Perry Ferrel saw for fireworks in a pornography magazine and their first album reached #3 on the Billboard charts. The last time they performed live together was in April 2009 for Perry’s 50th birthday party.
-Martyn has also played for Janes Addiction and The Cult.