It’s no secret that Chrissy Teigen is one of the most outspoken personalities in Hollywood. However, the cookbook author isn’t always just bringing clapbacks to the conversation; she’s also incredibly open and honest about a number of taboo subjects including mental health.

“I felt bad [about having postpartum depression] because we had so many resources. John was great and helpful. My mom was here … I was embarrassed,” the 33-year-old expressed in a PorterEdit interview released on Friday, May 24.

Beyond battling postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter, Luna — whom she shares with husband John Legend, along with a son, Miles — Chrissy also had struggles in her youth.

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend

“I was prescribed Lexapro [an antidepressant] when I was a teenager, and then I just quit cold turkey, not thinking it was a real thing,” she explained. “I thought everyone had problems like mine, like it was part of life.”

Thankfully, Chrissy’s mental health has come a long way and she is able to enjoy the love and support of her beautiful family. So much so, that she can’t help but constantly share her life on social media.

“There’s nothing that happens that we really feel we can’t post,” Chrissy said of her and John’s approach to the internet. “We don’t want to post pictures of the kids that they may see in 10 years and be embarrassed by, but that’s it,” she continued.

“We’re not pretending that life is perfect. I’m not the person who goes to work and posts the glam shots when I’m on set, I love to be present.”

To see the full interview with Chrissy Teigen read PorterEdit at and/or download the Net-A-Porter app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

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