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John Legend wasn’t ’emotionally prepared’ for Chrissy Teigen’s postnatal depression

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John Legend has admitted that he wasn’t “emotionally prepared” for his wife Chrissy Teigen’s “dark” days after welcoming their first child Luna.

Last month, the model and TV host opened up about her postnatal depression for the first time in an open letter, and revealed that she went days without eating, felt angry and would wake up in pain.

Now, John has opened up about her battle, and admitted that he he struggled to understand whether he was to blame after they welcomed their daughter Luna last April following IVF treatment.

“You don’t see it coming. You’re not emotionally prepared for someone that’s going through a dark time as you’re welcoming this new life,” he told The Sun.

Tough times: John wasn’t emotionally prepared for Chrissy’s struggle with postnatal depression | WENN.com

“When you don’t understand what’s happening, it’s a bit challenging to figure it out and you don’t know if it’s something you’ve done or some other reason why she’s not feeling well.

“Once you understand what the reasons are then it makes perfect sense and you can adjust accordingly. It’s a chemical thing that happens to a lot of people after giving birth and there are ways to treat it and deal with it.

“So many people go through this — they say one in nine but there’s probably more than that. I think it was good for her to talk about it,” he explained.

Opening up: Chrissy suffered from postnatal depression since they welcomed their daughter Luna last year | INSTAGRAM

Chrissy has come such a long way since then, and now the couple, who tied the knot in 2013, are planning to expand their family.

“She was already doing better when she was writing the piece,” he said, referring to the open letter she penned for Glamour magazine.

“She was coming out of it and was able to see it more clearly with some perspective and I think it was helpful for her to be on her way out of it as she was writing.

“We want three or four children. We’re still excited to have more kids and we’re going to do it,” he added.