Chrissy Teigen has always been open and honest about her life, whether it be on social media or in interviews, so why stop now? The model and cookbook author attended a conference over the weekend and spoke about everything from motherhood, her marriage to John Legend, and the perils of social media superstardom. She’s definitely a joker, but things got serious when she spoke about her battle with postpartum depression after she had daughter Luna, and what that could mean with her current pregnancy.
It was just over a year ago that Teigen revealed that, despite all the happiness she shared on Instagram, she was suffering.
“I was so tired of being in pain. Of taking things out on people. Of not enjoying life,” she told Glamour in their April 2017 issue; and now that she’s pregnant with her second child, a son who is due in June, the model and cookbook author fears that she’ll go through it again.
“Do I worry about it with this little boy? I do,” she revealed at the Create & Cultivate Conference. “But I also know that when it does happen — if it does — I’m so ready for it. I have the perfect people around me for it. That’s why I stand for a real core group of people around me.”
Teigen made it clear that her husband, family and close friends were what really helped her get through the tough times.
“I had just had Luna,” she recalled. “I knew I had an incredible life and husband and family and all the resources necessary. I knew that I was personally unhappy, but I didn’t think that anything was wrong with it because I just assumed that that’s the way it goes. You have a kid, you’re sad, you lose those endorphins and that’s the way it is.”
Which is what many women think, that those are the feelings that come with having a child. But there’s so much more to it. And Chrissy wishes the topic wasn’t so taboo, which is why she’s candid about it now.
“I do wish that more people had spoken up around me,” Teigen shared. “I encourage anyone who sees something around them to point it out. It took me to finally sit myself down because I think it’s hard for people to point something out.”
Back then, Chrissy felt the need to apologize for what she was going through. But no more. She’s armed with the knowledge and experience of what to expect, and a support system that will help her along the way. She may have confirmed that she’s prepared for what’s to come, but she didn’t have to. We already know she’s got this.