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.

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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.

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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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