John Legend Opens Up About Chrissy Teigen’s Post-Natal Depression

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by Elizabeth Bennett |

Chrissy Teigen has been very open about her period of post-natal depression following the birth of her daughter Luna. Last year, she penned an essay for US Glamour in which she spoke candidly about the struggles she faced, and now John Legend has revealed he was not ‘emotionally prepared’ for her battle.

In an interview with The Sun, the singer admitted that ‘he didn’t see it coming’.

‘You're not emotionally prepared for someone that's going through a dark time as you're welcoming this new life,’ Legend said.

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‘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.’

‘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. So many people go through this — they say one in nine but there’s probably more than that,’ Legend explained.

However, in the interview Legend revealed that Teigen was starting to feel a lot better.

‘She was already doing better when she was writing the piece. She was coming out of it and was able to see it more clearly with some ­perspective and I think it was helpful for her to be on her way out of it as she was writing,’ Legend said.

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