Whether they’re on a red carpet or posing for an aww-worthy Instagram post, the love between Chrissy Teigen and John Legend is never in doubt.
And as Teigen revealed her battled with postpartum depression last week, it’s clear that the unconditional support between the pair remains as strong as ever even behind the scenes.
While speaking with People about his wife’s post-pregnancy battle, the “Love Me Now” singer opened up about helping his wife through her fight: “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,” he told the magazine. “I feel like that’s the least I could do.”
Legend continued, offering advice to fellow males who also have partners dealing with the disorder: “[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. 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.”
Teigen went public with her depression and anxiety in a candid essay published in Glamour last week, which shed light on her months of agony. “Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders — even my wrists — hurt. 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,” she wrote.
As for Teigen’s decision to come forward with her hidden battle, Legend stood strongly behind his wife of nearly four years. “I’m glad she wrote about it,” he said. “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.”
Despite their ongoing with fight PPD, Legend remains optimistic about future challenges that parenthood has in store. “It’s a difficult thing to be a new father and for my wife to be a new mother… [but] It’s exciting to see how we as a couple grow together and learn how to react to the challenges and the joys,” he concluded.