You can always rely on Chrissy Teigen to keep it real – and to find a way to make us love her even more.
Now, the new mum to seven-month-old Luna has broken Hollywood protocol by revealing exactly how celebrities really get their pre-baby body back so quickly – and it’s nothing like the stuff we’re used to hearing.
Speaking to Today, Chrissy was a breath of fresh air for new mums everywhere. “Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything,” she says. “We have nutritionists, we have dieticians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape.”
“Nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic,” she adds, before changing the subject to one closer to her heart: the emotional, not physical, impact of having a child.
“I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about, whether it’s postpartum depression or really just, for me, some days, I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things,” she shares.
“And that was really tough for me, and I think just the mere act of losing those endorphins, I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that just the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on and how healthy I was, naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”
It’s refreshing – and encouraging – to hear a celebrity give an honest account of their experience of motherhood – let’s hope more stars follow Chrissy’s lead.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.