We know most celebrity moms have a little — OK, a lot — of help to snap back to their pre-pregnancy shape, but it still feels good when one of them comes out and admits it.
And it’s no surprise that that mom is Chrissy Teigen, who has been a breath of fresh celebrity air since giving birth to daughter Luna (her first child with husband John Legend) seven months ago. From tweeting about wearing a diaper after labor to confronting trolls who criticized her for going out a week after Luna’s birth (yes, really), this is one mama who knows how to keep it real.
In a recent interview with Today, Teigen made it clear just how easy celebrity moms have it — at least when it comes to losing weight and getting fit after having a baby. “Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything,” she said. “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 dieticians, 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.”
Teigen also opened up about one aspect of motherhood she thinks more people should talk about — one that a huge number of moms can relate to, regardless of status or celebrity. “I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about, 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,” Teigen said. “And that was really tough for me, and 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. There were periods where you get super-dark.”
Teigen, we love you. Keep the truth coming.