John Legend Says He Wasn’t ‘Emotionally Prepared’ For Chrissy Teigen’s Struggle With PND

April 10, 2017
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Being famous does not exempt you from Post Natal Depression…

John Legend has said that he wasn’t “emotionally prepared” for dealing with his wife Chrissy Teigen’s struggle with postnatal depression.

The 38-year-old singer, who is father to one-year-old Luna said he didn’t see it coming.

Speaking to The Sun for his Bizarre guest edit, Legend mentioned: “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.”

Legend, however, said that 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.

He said that they’re excited to have more kids – three or four in total. Teigen wrote an essay about her mental health for the April 2017 issue of Glamour magazine. In part, she wrote:

“I had everything I needed to be happy and yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy,” and. “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 that she wanted to write the open letter to friends and employers in order to explain why she had been so unhappy.

You can read her full letter here.

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