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John Legend praises Chrissy Teigen for opening up on postpartum depression battle

As if we needed any more reasons to love John Legend.

Earlier this year, new mum Chrissy Teigen opened up in a powerful essay on her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety.
Now her husband John Legend, who has also been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2017, has spoken out in support of his wife’s battle.
Teigen, who is mother to one-year-old Luna Stephens, wrote frankly in her essay for Glamour magazine about the effects of postpartum depression, describing her battle as “painful”, and revealing she had struggled for months before she was diagnosed by a doctor.
"I remember being so exhausted but happy to know that we could finally get on the path of getting better," she writes. "John had that same excitement. I started taking an antidepressant, which helped. And I started sharing the news with friends and family - I felt like everyone deserved an explanation, and I didn’t know how else to say it other than the only way I know: just saying it."

In a video interview for Time, the La La Land star speaks about his wife’s struggles, as well as offering some insight into the celebrity couple’s life.
"My wife just wrote very candidly about what she went through with postpartum depression and dealing with the aftermath of having a child. We're very happy in our relationship and very happy to be parents, but, like everybody, we're human and we have challenges," Legend says.
"No one should think that our lives are perfect."

The singer added both he and Teigen both loved to gush about their little one on social media.
“We’re like other parents. We’re excited to post pictures of our babies,” he says. “We’re just being as natural as we can be in a kind of surreal world.”