John Legend's Response To Chrissy Teigen's Postpartum Depression Essay Is So Lovely

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“A lot of people feel alone when they’re going through it and for her to let people know that they’re not alone, I think was really powerful.”

Last week Chrissy Teigen published an essay for Glamour in which she revealed for the first time that she has postpartum depression.

The essay was brutally honest, with Chrissy explaining that she’s experienced chronic pain as a result of her depression and anxiety, and that for many months she couldn’t even leave the house.

She wrote:

Getting out of bed to get to set [for Lip Synch Battle] was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders – even my wrists – hurt. I didn’t have an appetite. When I wasn’t in the studio I never left the house. I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know – I had every shade closed. Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.

She went on to explain that she’d opened up about the illness in the hope of decreasing the stigma around depression.

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