Chrissy Tiegen Shares Postpartum Depression Experience

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Photo credit: Amanda Edwards / WireImage

From Cosmopolitan

Chrissy Teigen's family life with husband John Legend and daughter Luna Simone seems picture perfect. But in a joint interview with Us Magazine, the model shared that she'd had a rough time with postpartum depression after Luna's birth, and that she got through it with John's support.

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Photo credit: Neil Mockford / GC Images

"I lost all interest in everything. I couldn’t get out of bed. I kept all my pajamas in the pantry because I didn’t want to go upstairs," Chrissy admitted. Being her, she was aware of how this could appear to other people: "It’s really hard to know how privileged you are and still feel frustrated, angry and lonely. It makes you feel like more of a bitch."

John added, "It’s a struggle to be a good partner and help. I think the key for us was finally understanding what was happening and getting help."

Chrissy opened up further, explaining, "Sitting with John, our doctor pulled out this book and was like, 'Do you have these feelings? Would you be happier tomorrow if you didn’t wake up?' And yes, I probably would be. That’s a big deal! I didn’t realize how bad it was until I was out of it."

Now, she's armed herself with this experience as she and John prepare for to add a son to their family, sharing (in true candid Chrissy fashion), "In a sick parent way, I’d honestly feel bad having this pregnancy be enjoyable start to finish, knowing that it happened with Luna."

Read the whole interview here.

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