Monday 18 June 2018

Chrissy Teigen reveals the 'number one reason' why she'll never divorce John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend take their daughter Luna to The Ivy restaurant for lunch on September 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend take their daughter Luna to The Ivy restaurant for lunch on September 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend INTERMIX x A.L.C "On Duty" Launch Dinner with Chrissy Teigen at Jon and Vinny's on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, Californi (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for INTERMIX x A.L.C)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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They're the modern definition of couple goals and by the sounds of it, we don't have to imagine a world where Chrissy Teigen and John Legend aren't always in our lives.

The couple have been married for four years, but together for 11, and Teigen said there is no way they will be splitting up after already overcoming obstacles like IVF treatments and postpartum depression. The Sports Illustrated model (31) has been vocal about her struggle with depression after giving birth to their first daughter Luna (16 months) and said she hopes to expand their brood with her "beautiful person", adding: "He’s just everything."

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Although he admits to now-famously breaking up for one day a few years into their relationship, they seem pretty rock solid. "I told him the number one reason we are not getting divorced is because I refuse to see another woman with my baby," she joked to Us Weekly.

In the interview, the social media superstar and cookbook author praised her long-term love for being so supportive during their toughest moments. "I got very, very lucky," she said.

"I don’t know who else could put up with all the **-t we are constantly dealing with. Kids, friends and work are hard, but John is the easiest part of everything."

And she spoke candidly about her experience and eventual diagnosis of postpartum depression.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"I lost all interest in everything. I couldn’t get out of bed. I kept all my pajamas in the pantry because I didn’t want to go upstairs," she explained.

"I think the key for us was finally understanding what was happening and getting help. Sitting with John, our doctor pulled out this book and was like, ‘Do you have these feelings? Would you be happier tomorrow if you didn’t wake up?' And yes, I probably would be. That’s a big deal. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I was out of it."

With the help of mother Chrissy Teigen, centre, and father John Legend, Luna Stephens throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 6, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
With the help of mother Chrissy Teigen, centre, and father John Legend, Luna Stephens throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners before a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 6, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Oscar-winner Legend also touched on Teigen's depression, telling Buzzfeed: "It's tough. You see someone's mood decline and then stay in a darker place for a while and it's a challenge for you. ou don't know if it's you, if it's something you did wrong, or what you can do to help."

But he said that by seeing professionals and learning how depression works he was able to provide better support to his wife.

"You know it's not your fault, it's not your wife's fault – she didn't do anything wrong to make her feel this way, it's sometimes just how your body works," he added. "You just have to help each other, support each other, and you'll get through it."

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