Chrissy Teigen Opened Up About Postpartum Depression — Plus 10 More Reasons We Love Her

Chrissy Teigen

The woman is the classiest savage EVER!

Chrissy Teigen is much more than a Sports Illustrated supermodel. She is an entrepreneur, mother, wife, author, feminist — and all-around badass woman whom we just adore.

Chrissy, 31, has never been one to hide reality from the spotlight.

Now she is sharing the story of her painful experience battling postpartum depression after the birth of her beautiful, almost one-year-old daughter, Luna.

Chrissy penned an essay for Glamour filled with her signature warmth, humor, and candor, detailing how she secretly battled depression and anxiety, as well as how she finally got help, with her husband John right by her side, as he has been since they first found each other 10 years ago. 

Chrissy explains:

"I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. 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...

I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy. I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: ‘Maybe I’m just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I’m just supposed to be a mom.'

Before the holidays I went to my GP for a physical. John sat next to me. I looked at my doctor, and my eyes welled up because I was so tired of being in pain. Of sleeping on the couch. Of waking up throughout the night. Of throwing up. Of taking things out on the wrong people. Of not enjoying life. Of not seeing my friends. Of not having the energy to take my baby for a stroll." 

After Chrissy began taking antidepressants and starting therapy, she began feeling more like herself again.

"I know I might sound like a whiny, entitled girl. Plenty of people around the world in my situation have no help, no family, no access to medical care. I can’t imagine not being able to go to the doctors that I need. It’s hurtful to me to know that we have a president who wants to rip health care away from women. I look around every day and I don’t know how people do it. I’ve never had more respect for mothers, especially mothers with postpartum depression.

I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone. I also don’t want to pretend like I know everything about postpartum depression, because it can be different for everybody. But one thing I do know is that — for me — just merely being open about it helps."

By sharing her private story with the world, Chrissy is making an important statement: That no matter who they are, how much money someone has or how perfect their life may seem, it doesn't mean they have it all figured out. Everyone struggles with something. Which is exactly why it's crucial that role models like Chrissy are willing to speak up for those who are too afraid and say to them, "Hey, I'm struggling too, you're not alone."

We're so glad Chrissy's getting back to her old silly self and we can't wait to see what crazy antics she'll get herself into this year. 

And in honor of her continuing badassery, we decided to share with you these 10 reasons why we Chrissy Teigen so damn much.

1. She's not afraid to look silly or imperfect.

Whether it’s at a photo shoot, on a red carpet or during her show Lip Sync Battle, Chrissy has no problem looking silly and cracking jokes.

She's the same person in public as she is at home.

2. She gives zero f*cks what people think of her.

Chrissy knows people judge her left and right about everything under the sun, but she’s made it clear she does not give a shit.

She’s not looking to please anyone but herself.

3. Her love for food is out of this world.

Seriously, this girl is obsessed with food!

If you follow Chrissy on social media then you know how much food porn she posts on a daily basis.

4. The love she shares with hubby John Legend is serious relationship goals.

Since the start of their relationship til now, John and Chrissy’s relationship has been one of our favorites to follow because of the sincere love and passion they share for each other.

Neither are shy to showing affection — and we love it!

5. And they made the cutest little girl ever.

After confessing to having faced fertility struggles, Chrissy and John welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Luna Simone, through IVF.

Luna will turn one on April 14, 2017! Happy Early Birthday Luna!

6. She is a frigging savage on Twitter and Instagram!

Chrissy has no problem standing up against internet trolls and putting them in their place. She and John actively post their thoughts about the 45th President of the United States via Twitter.

7. She fully accepts all her perfect imperfections.

When Chrissy posted these photos she received lots of positive feedback for showing that woman with stretch marks shouldn’t be ashamed about it!

Embrace your scars ladies!

8. She is an amazing cook and has her own cookbook to prove it! 

Not only does she love food — she’s super good at making it!

You will literally drool (and laugh til you cry!) while watching what Chrissy "snaps" while stirring up something obviously delicious in the kitchen.

9. She's not afraid to be risque on the red carpet.

Chrissy has worn quite a few racy outfits on the red carpet, and she looked damn good at every one.

She has no problem show a little (ok a lot) of skin. 

10. Her facial expressions are one of a kind.

We’ve never met someone who makes a zillion different facial expressions like Chrissy does.

Her face is one of a kind and we love it!

Keep being weird, Chrissy.

All of us love all of you.