Chrissy Teigan says it (and posts it) like it is. From vagina steaming, breastfeeding struggles, to the struggles associated with motherhood, there’s nothing she’s too embarrassed to voice her opinion about. It’s honest, relatable and the kinds of things you would never hear or see any other celebrity post on social media about.
And just when we thought we couldn’t love her more, the mother-of-two has now come out about her own body insecurities and how she’s managed to accept her new motherhood body.
“Every morning when I look at myself in the mirror, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, how did it get here?’ My baby was, like, four pounds [2kg] and I gained, like, sixty pounds [27kg], and that seems off!” she said in an interview with Good Housekeeping.
“But, you know, I think everyone’s body is just really different. That’s why, my posts of real mum sh*t, and wearing the diaper, and having that mesh thing, and real postpartum business? I think as important as it is for people to see me do that, it’s also really important for me.”
The 33-year-old mum knows she’s not the only one faced with body insecurities.
“I think, in a way, we’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like,” she explained. “There are people out there who are struggling and I’m struggling, and it’s okay to come to terms with that being okay, to realize that it’s gonna be a bit of a journey.”
Chrissy says that she’s managed to embrace her new body simply by reminding herself how blessed she is to have two beautiful and healthy children.
“It’s all about trying to be happy with myself,” she said. “Because I’m not blind: I see my body, I see the difference in shape, I see that I gained weight. But I also see with those same eyes that I have a beautiful baby boy, and this little girl that’s relentless and amazing, and I am very happy.”
Chrissy, who made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2010, is ready to put her modelling career behind her and set foot on a bigger and happier road.
“This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don’t have to be a swimsuit model anymore,” she said. “I get to be a mummy, and I get to cook, and I get to meet incredible people, and I’m happy to be going through this transition.”