Chrissy Teigen isn’t afraid to make her voice heard -- and it’s just one of the many reasons why women everywhere love her.
Taking to Twitter early Friday morning, the supermodel and new-mum responded to a flood of criticism about the way she and her hubby John Legend parent their daughter, Luna.
And she didn’t bite her tongue.
Sharing a screenshot of several comments posted on a picture of the family-of-three, the 31-year-old wrote, "Imagine being this miserable. We are fine, thanks."
She added: “Some people are just hell bent on being the f*cking worst.”
You see, readers were let’s say… ‘concerned’ that 10-month-old Luna wasn’t properly clothed for the weather conditions. As one person noted, "Golden rule of dressing babies is however many layers you are wearing plus and extra one! common sense really."
“They both have jackets on and they can’t even put a pair of socks on the poor baby,” while another commenter added, “That baby never shows emotions, she never smiles or frys. Its weird.”
Unless there’s an up-and-coming parenting trend we’re yet to come across, we’re going to assume that “frys” in this instance is a typo for "cries."
Yikes! At least run a spell check before posting…
Chrissy might be known for her raw candour but there’s one thing that -- until very recently -- she had decided to hide from public view.
In a powerful essay written for Glamour magazine’s April cover story, the author revealed the debilitating battle with postpartum depression and anxiety that followed the birth of her first child, daughter Luna, in April.
“I was different than before. Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders—even my wrists—hurt,” she writes. “I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me.”
Chrissy explained that at her lowest, she couldn’t even bring herself to walk upstairs -- let alone leave the house.
“When I wasn’t in the studio, I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside. I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know—I had every shade closed. Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.”
The star, who is often seen alongside her husband on the television series Lip Sync Battle, went on the explain that after a series of misdiagnoses, finally having an explanation for her change in demeanour and physical pain left her relieved, happy even.
“I remember being so exhausted but happy to know that we could finally get on the path of getting better. John had that same excitement,” she wrote.
Since her diagnosis, Chrissy has begun to tell the “truth to people who needed and wanted to know what was going on with her.” She’s also started taking an antidepressant, "which helped," she says.
But in true Chrissy style, she’s now focusing her attention to the wellness of others. She’s hoping to break down the stigma and shame that unfortunately, continues to surround postpartum depression.
“I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone. I also don’t want to pretend like I know everything about postpartum depression, because it can be different for everybody. But one thing I do know is that—for me—just merely being open about it helps. This has become my open letter.”