There’s a helping hand for mothers in Chrissy Teigen’s new holiday photos.

Mother-of-two, supermodel, and refreshingly-honest-teller-of-truths, Chrissy Teigen, has shared a candid video of herself on Twitter.

Relaxing on a family holiday in Bali with her husband, musician John Legend, and children, two-year-old Luna and three-month-old Miles, Teigen tweeted vision of her almost bare post-partum body.

The clip was followed by a series of tweets by the 32-year-old, where she addressed the reality of motherhood, and the danger of unrealistic social media posts.

Referring to her body as a “mom bod”, Teigen shared her thoughts on the impact having a baby has on a woman’s body.

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“Instagram is crazy. I think it’s awesome people have killer bodies and are proud to show them off (I really do!!) but I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ol’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing,” she tweeted.

 

The Lip Sync Battle host added, “Also I don’t really call this ‘body confidence’ because I’m not quite there yet. I’m still super insecure. I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves!”

Teigen has always been open about the challenges she’s faced as a mother, and has posted on everything from fertility struggles, to postpartum depression, and the double standards for working mums and dads.

In May, just weeks after Miles’ birth, she tweeted while watching her husband working on television:

“wow didn’t u just have a baby John smh go take care of it !!!!!! disgusting”.

After the birth of Luna, Teigen wrote a powerful essay about the change in her mental health.

“I also just didn’t think it could happen to me,” she said. “I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John, my mother (who lives with us), a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it.”

Teigen explained she initially didn’t identify her depression because no-one had warned her it was a common occurrence for many new mums. After she was officially diagnosed, her world made more sense.

“I look around every day and I don’t know how people do it,” Teigen said at the time. “I’ve never had more respect for mothers, especially mothers with postpartum depression.”

Thank you, Chrissy, for always keeping it real.

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