“My marriage was connected to my career, everything about my work. It was, you know, Christina is an actress. We were in the limelight,” the That Thing You Do! star stated throughout an April 2022 look on Jana Kramer‘s “Whine Down” podcast. “I loved her so much. I still love her so much. I don’t suppose [wife Julie Solomon] will ever be offended that I’d ever say that.”
The twosome started relationship in 1997 and tied the knot 4 years later. Though Schaech later described Applegate to OK Magazine as “the love of my life,” they ultimately separated in 2005. Their divorce was finalized two years later.
“Being raised Catholic and having parents that are still together over 50 years, I felt I failed everyone,” the Prom Night actor revealed in a Reddit AMA in December 2020 about his divorce from the Married … With Children star.
“I thought God had given up on me,” he defined. “Sex, drugs, alcohol and dark nights became who I was. I knew I needed to find someone who loved me as much as I loved them.”
Schaech’s cut up from Applegate additionally took a toll on his next relationship with Kramer, who he started relationship in 2008. “I wasn’t healed [after the divorce],” he defined to the “Why Ya Wanna” singer in April 2022. “I hadn’t taken time to heal myself from that broken heart. And I just wanted you to shine and not me to shine at the same time. And I was so happy that I was able to do something with you that brought all these qualities that you had. But I forgot about me and that’s not fair to you.”
The Hush actor and Kramer tied the knot in 2010, solely to call it quits just 12 days later. “I had to explain this photo to my son today,” Schaech wrote via Twitter in March 2021, sharing a throwback photo from his wedding with Kramer. “I told him I’ve been married three times. But I got it right when I married his mother. [Jana] and I lasted a week. We weren’t meant but for this photo and friendship.”
Applegate, in the meantime, started relationship Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble in 2008, shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The pair obtained engaged in 2010 and welcomed daughter Sadie in February 2011. “It was profound pain,” the Dead to Me star stated of giving beginning with out an epidural throughout an look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show three weeks her daughter was born. “[Afterward,] she and I just laid there. It was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
In August 2021, Applegate revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” she wrote through Twitter on the time. “It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. … As one of my friends that has MS said ‘We wake up and take the indicated action.’ And that’s what I do.”
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