Tuesday 20 August 2019

'Just coming to terms with my new normal' - Chrissy Teigen on postpartum weight and depression

Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen on the red carpet (Ian West/PA)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen hosted their own Christmas special (Ian West/PA)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been married since 2013 and have two children (Ian West/PA)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards: Women Rise on November 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)
24th Critics Choice Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 13, 2019 - Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend WSJ. Magazine 2018 Innovator Awards

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Chrissy Teigen is "20 pounds heavier" since having her son Miles - and doesn't care.

The 'Lip Sync Battle' star - who has two-year-old Luna and 10-month-old Miles with husband John Legend - has insisted that she could never lose the "last bit" of weight after she gave birth to her son last year because she "loves food too much".

The star wrote: 'How do you eat like this??' - basically I am 20 pounds heavier than I was before miles. he's 10 months old, I never lost the last bit because I just love food too much. Just coming to terms with my new normal, when I had this certain number for so long! (sic)"

And the Sports Illustrated model would rather be heavier now than experience what she did after having Luna, as though she was the "thinnest she's ever been" then, she also suffered from postpartum depression.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been married since 2013 and have two children (Ian West/PA)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been married since 2013 and have two children (Ian West/PA)

She added: "The thinnest I've ever been was right after Luna. Postpartum depression. I'LL TAKE THESE POUNDS AND THIS FEELING! (sic)"

Chrissy previously admitted she feels sexier now she's had a baby and thinks her figure is much more "feminine" since she gave birth.

She said: "I always felt like a bit of a tomboy, and I never looked at my body as particularly sexual - I wasn't a curvy girl.

"But to be able to see my body after [I had Luna], and of course you get, like, hips. Finally, for the first time, I feel like I have a bit more of a womanly figure ... I think you just feel really feminine."

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old star opened up about how other mothers have unrealistic expectations about getting back into shape after they've had a baby because women in the public eye get a lot more help and support to shape up.

She shared: "Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything. So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody's losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there. We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, 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. But nobody should feel like that's normal, or like that's realistic."

Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)
Chrissy Teigen attends SEPHORiA: House of Beauty - Session Four at The Majestic Downtown on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Sephora)

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