Early this month, Chrissy Teigen made public buzz when she decided to open up about her postpartum depression for in a Glamour magazine essay. Her experience revealed that what might seem to be like a series of physical pains after giving birth may already be a symptom of this type of depression.
According to Refinery 29, Chrissy Teigen described that her postpartum battle made her feel drained, in physical pain and "plain unhappy" after giving birth to her daughter with singer/songwriter husband John Legend last April 2016. "Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders - even my wrists - hurt," the 31-year-old model wrote.
The article also noted that after a series of check-ups with different doctors on what Chrissy Teigen thought was merely after birth physical pain that she had known of her condition. Fortunately for her, she had come to the right doctor wherein she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. Teigen was also mentioned in her essay about the stigma she felt that comes with mentioning the word "depression."
John Legend speaks up
In an interview with Vanity Fair on Tuesday, "All of me" singer John Legend opens up for the first time about her wife Chrissy Teigen's battle with postpartum depression. The award-winning singer shares that he is "proud" of the essay that her wife wrote adding that she did it to spread awareness about postpartum depression and comfort other women that are going through the same thing that "they are not alone."
John Legend as cited in the article also mentioned that what happened to her wife "really scared" him. "All I knew was that it was my job to do everything I could to help her and try to understand what she was going through," he said in the interview.
The couple got married back in September 2013 after dating for seven years. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's first born Luna will be turning one next month.