John Legend Praises Chrissy Teigen For Sharing 'Powerful' Essay On Postpartum Depression

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These days #CoupleGoals gets thrown around when Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend barely lift a finger (see: John helping drunk Chrissy remove her jewelry after the Grammys), but this time the two are more than deserving of the hashtag. 

Earlier this month, the supermodel opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression after welcoming daughter Luna in an essay for Glamour magazine. Now, Legend is speaking out about supporting his wife day by day through the difficult time.

For me as a husband, it was my job to do the best I could to support her and understand what she was going through and do whatever I could do to help her. I feel like that’s the least I could do,” Legend told People.

The Grammy winner also gave advice on understanding postpartum depression to other husbands or boyfriends who might find themselves in his position.

“[As a man] you don’t know internally what it feels like. You should read about it and understand what it is and really just be there to help,” he continued. “You need to be present and you need to be compassionate. And we’re all learning and trying to figure it out as we go. At least do that and try to figure it out together.”

In her essay, Teigen describes how her husband stood by her side through some of her lowest moments. When she couldn’t even leave the couch for days, Legend would made things a little better by “bringing me my medicine and watching horrible reality TV with me.” 

“John has been incredible over the last nine months,” she wrote. “He wants me to be happy, silly, and energetic again, but he’s not making me feel bad when I’m not in that place.”

Despite the sometimes maddening attention that comes with being open about parenting and their relationship, Legend couldn’t be prouder of Teigen for sharing her story, one that many women around the world can relate to. 

“I’m glad she wrote about it,” he told People. “I think it was powerful for her to let a lot of women know they’re not alone, and no matter how much money you have or fame, anybody can feel that. And it’s hard for anybody no matter how successful you are and how many resources you have.”

Now, once more with feeling: #CoupleGoals. 

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