The young mom shares her thoughts on the unrealistic idealism behind celebrities and their seemingly perfect post-baby lives.
Chrissy Teigen has proved time and time again to be the ultimate truth-teller when it comes to body positivity. When she's not too busy warding off trolls, who criticize her figure, the 30-year-old can be seen promoting some much-needed self-love. In a recent interview with TODAY, the new mom opened up about how misconstrued people's perceptions are about celebrities and their lives after having children.
"I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn't really talked about," she said. "Whether it's postpartum depression or really just, for me, some days, I wouldn't know how to cope with work and juggle things and still have time for a husband life. And that was really tough for me."
"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," she continued. "There were periods where you get super dark."
Teigen wanted her fans to know that no woman (celebrity or not) is immune to the emotional ups and downs that come with motherhood. And the same goes for physical challenges. We've all seen celebrities immediately returning to their pre-pregnancy bodies, but it's important to remember that they have all the resources imaginable to make that quick turn-around.
"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," she said.
"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."
Thanks for reminding us, Chrissy!