John Legend Wasn’t ‘Emotionally Prepared’ For Chrissy Teigen’s Battle With Postnatal Depression


John Legend has revealed he wasn’t
“emotionally prepared” for dealing with his wife Chrissy Teigen’s battle with postnatal depression

The 38-year-old, who is dad to one-year-old Luna with Teigen after the
couple went through IVF, said he didn’t see it coming.

Speaking to The Sun for his Bizarre guest edit, Legend said: “You’re
not emotionally prepared for someone that’s going through a
dark time as you’re welcoming this new life.

“When you don’t understand what’s happening, it’s a bit
challenging to figure it out and you don’t know if it’s
something you’ve done or some other ­reason why she’s not
feeling well.” 

However, Legend said once he started to understand what
Teigen was going through and why, he was able to adjust to
help her.

“It’s a chemical thing that happens to a lot of people after
giving birth and there are ways to treat it and deal with
it,” he added. 

“So many people go through this – I think it was good for her
to talk about it.”

Legend said Teigen is already “doing better” from when she
wrote the open letter to reveal she had been
suffering
.

He added that they’re excited to have more kids – three or
four in total.  

Teigen wrote a candid essay about her
mental health
for the April 2017 issue of Glamour
magazine. 

“I had everything I needed to be happy and yet, for much of
the last year, I felt unhappy,”
she wrote
. “I just didn’t think it could happen to
me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need:
John, my mother, a nanny.

“But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control
it.”

Teigen said she wanted to write the open letter to friends
and employers to explain why she had been so unhappy. 

Read Teigen’s full
open letter here
.  

For information and support:


Mind
: A mental health charity there to
make sure no one has to face a mental health problem
alone. Call: 0300 123 3393. 


Pandas Foundation
: Charity
to support and advise any parent who
is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.
 Call
0843 28 98 401.


Mothers for Mothers
: A postnatal depression
support group with information and peer advice.
Call: 0117 975 6006.


PNI
: A website run by women who have suffered
from postnatal illnesses to share personal experiences and
offer support. 


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