InStyle Magazine have just done a great cover story on Chrissy Teigen, and apart from learning that she has a motion-activated toilet, wears thigh high boots around the house AND invites her friends over to indulge in private classes with creative experts, she’s shared a bit more about her marriage – and her and John Legend’s tricky IVF situation.
“The first little girl didn’t work”
John and Chrissy have been very open about their fertility challenges and have spoken gladly about conceiving daughter Luna with the help of IVF.
Chrissy told InStyle that she regrets not harvesting more eggs when she underwent fertility treatment several years ago. She revealed that when the 20 embryos the couple had created were checked for imperfections, only three were found to be suitable for transfer.
“The first little girl didn’t work, and then the second is Luna,” Chrissy said.
That leaves just one healthy embryo in storage, which the couple hope to transfer very, very soon. If it doesn’t take, it might be back to the (rather invasive) drawing board to retrieve more eggs.
“I actually couldn’t move”
Initially, when she felt depressed and anxious after Luna’s birth, she was reluctant to talk about it not realising that she was experiencing PND.
“I thought I was just being a selfish a—hole,” Chrissy said, noting that an acute awareness of how privileged she is meant she tried to ignore her feelings for a long time.
When she found herself in pain, housebound, watching TV on the couch in the dark for days on end, she finally sought support – and was diagnosed and treated.
“It wasn’t just a mental thing of, you know, ‘I’m sad,’ ” Chrissy recalls. “I actually couldn’t move.”
“Really bad days”
InStyle reports that “After she figured out the right type and dosage of medication, things got much better, but Teigen still feels different from how she did before pregnancy, and she’s prepared to feel worse again if she has another baby.”
Even now, she says that some days are not worth getting out of bed for, and she wants other mums to know it’s not always peachy.
“I have really good days and really bad days, and I don’t tend to talk about the really bad days. But I would hate for people to think those days didn’t exist.”
“He loves seeing me happy”
Chrissy says making “each other’s loves and needs feel important” is the secret to her and John’s marriage success. And pretending to like stuff you’re not keen on helps too.
“I’m much luckier to have John’s personality in my life than he is to have mine,” she laughed.
“He is insanely patient and such a dork, and he loves seeing me happy, even if that means watching The Real Housewives of Dallas with me for two and a half hours.”
“I mean, I don’t care about half the s— he’s doing either. But there’s a balance. If he’s watching MSNBC and is excited about something, then I’ve got to be in that realm.”