She’s known as one of the most outspoken celebrities on the planet: there’s no thought, no moment and no emotion that 31-year-old Chrissy Teigen keeps from her fans.
But in a raw and emotional essay for the April issue of Glamour magazine, the former Sports Illustrated model has revealed to fans that she has been battling postpartum depression since the birth of her daughter Luna in April last year.
“To a lot of you, I think, I seem like the happiest person on the planet,” she wrote, before admitting that for most of last year, she felt incredibly unhappy.
I’ll just say it: I have post partum depression. So much love to @glamourmag for letting me share something that was eating me up inside for months and months. One of the most amazing things about social media is the ability to interact candidly with friends and fans and it felt so weird knowing what I was going through but not really feeling like it was the right place to speak on it. I’ve always felt genuinely close to all of you and I’m insanely relieved you now know something that has been such a huge part of me for so long. My full essay is on the @glamourmag bio. ❤
“I had everything I needed to be happy…How can I feel this way when everything is so great?” she said.
“I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with that, and I hesitated to even talk about this, as everything becomes such a ‘thing’. But it’s such a major part of my life and so, so many other women’s lives.”
Chrissy shared that despite her work – as a host of the Emmy-nominated Lip Sync Battle – going above and beyond to make her transition back into her job as smooth as possible, she found it difficult to get out of bed each day.
“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. One thing that really got me was just how short I was with people,” she said.