John Legend's wife suffered from postpartum depression

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March 27, 2017
John Legend (right) and wife Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen has opened up about her battle with postpartum depression.

The Sports Illustrated model who has 10-month-old daughter, Luna, with her husband, John Legend felt her life changed after she welcomed her little girl into the world, but couldn't "figure out why" for so long.

"I went back to work on 'Lip Sync Battle' in August, when Luna was four months. The show treated me incredibly well. But 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," she said, adding that she cried frequently.

"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.'"

And the 31-year-old model's feelings of depression and anxiety left her unable to muster up the energy to leave the house.

However, Chrissy finally saw a light at the end of the tunnel when she visited her GP and got diagnosed.

In a revealing essay for the April issue of Glamour magazine, she shared: "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. My doctor pulled out a book and started listing symptoms. And I was like, 'Yep, yep, yep.' I got my diagnosis postpartum depression and anxiety."