Christina Applegate Gets Emotional About Daughter Sadie: ‘I Love My Kid’ More Than I Thought ‘Is Humanly Possible’

07/25/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

Christina Applegate is anything but a Bad Mom.

Case in point? The tears that emerge immediately when the actress starts to talk about the love she has for her 5½-year-old daughter Sadie Grace.

“I love my kid … more than I’ve ever known [is] possible,” the Married … with Children alum, 44, tells PEOPLE before getting emotional and fanning herself while exhaling loudly to regain her composure. “Like, humanly possible.

“It’s a spiritual thing,” she adds. “I really love her.”

Christina Applegate Gets Emotional About Daughter Sadie

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In the interview to promote her new comedy, out Friday nationwide, Applegate adds that “the level of love” she feels for her daughter is what was most unexpected for her before she became a mother.

“I feel bad. There were times I didn’t treat my mom [actress and singer-songwriter Nancy Priddy] all that great,” Applegate, whose husband is Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble, admits. “I had no idea how much she loved me.”

“How much the love you have for them is indescribable,” adds Applegate’s Bad Moms costar Kristen Bell, who is mom to daughters Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 19 months, with husband Dax Shepard.

“How it immediately right-sizes all of your problems,” the former Veronica Mars star, 36, continues. “Kathryn [Hahn] always says when you’re not with [your kids], it’s like missing a limb … that’s what it feels like.”

Applegate also has some advice for moms-to-be who are experiencing pregnancy for the first time — exercises that will make childbirth a little more bearable.

“Prepare the area for World War … ” she starts, before dissolving into laughter.

“Like I’d walk up to some pregnant lady and be like, ‘Take care of your vagina right now,’ ” she jokes to costar Annie Mumolo. “Oil that thing up. Squeeze it.”

Jen Juneau

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Anonymous on

Christina is completely right. There’s is no way you can describe the love you have for your child. I can barely talk about how much I love my son sometimes without crying. There are no words.

truthguest on

A kid is a baby goat. What is it with it not being cool in Hollywood to say ‘my child’ or ‘my son’ or ‘my daughter’?

rockhopper on

that face fanning hand-flapping thing is so annoying I would have knocked her right off that chair, clocked her in the jaw

Nina on

She seems a good mom, good for her.

Sarah on

@truthguest Why is it OK to talk about one’s kids, but not about one’s singular kid? Get over it, it’s a word!

anissa on

@truthguest Your question is stupid

Ossana on

@truthguest You have a stupid comment

xaxuyon on

when i looked at the figure of 8757 d .Than I have no other choice but to accept , what i saww .wr. They have been doing this for a year and get ride of their debts.. Yesterday they purchased new Aston Martin ..
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Valerie Evans on

Christina was the “PlayTex Nurser ” baby, with her mother, Nancy.
Who remembers that commercial?

Anonymous on

she is so desperate for attention. Shut up C.A. an go far, far away!

Lena Court on

This is what you call UNCONDITIONAL LOVE