Chrissy Teigen is never shy of speaking her mind, or letting her fans in on her personal life.
She made no secret of her struggle to conceive naturally, and she has once again opened about something very personal – this time, her battle with postpartum depression.
She penned a very moving and sometimes even heart-breaking essay that revealed all about the postpartum depression she suffered from after giving birth to her and John Legend’s daughter, Luna.
“Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful,” she said.
“My lower back throbbed; my shoulders—even my wrists—hurt. I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me.”
“When I wasn’t in the studio [recording Lip Sync Battle], I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside.
“I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know—I had every shade closed.
“Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row.
“I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.”
Despite her struggles, Chrissy also mentioned that it hasn’t put her off pregnancy in the future, and she and husband John are still planning to give baby Luna a little brother or sister. (Although from what we have heard, a little brother definitely seems more likely…)
“I love John and Luna more than I can imagine loving anything, and John and I still hope to give Luna a few siblings,” she continued. “Postpartum hasn’t changed that.”
From sitting down half way through a high profile red carpet walk, to unashamedly photographing her stretch marks, and now the very common postpartum depression (1 in 9 women reportedly suffer from PPD) we adore Chrissy Teigen for always keeping it real.
We need more celebs like Chrissy around!