John Legend has spoken out about Chrissy Teigen's postpartum depression, admitting that he "didn't see it coming."
The Grammy-winning singer and model/social media queen welcomed their first child, Luna, last year, and last month, Teigen bravely opened up about her battle with postpartum depression in an emotional essay.
"You don't see it coming," Legend told The Sun. "You're not emotionally prepared for someone that's going through a dark time as you're welcoming this new life. 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," he said.
Legend added that Teigen's essay was beneficial to her ongoing recovery: "I think it was good for her to talk about it. She was already doing better when she was writing the piece. 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."
In Teigen's powerful open letter, the star admitted she was in constant physical pain, couldn't stop crying, and would go days without eating. She also thanked Legend for his unwavering support and patience.
"He's exactly as compassionate, patient, loving, and understanding as he seems," she wrote. "I know he must look over at times and think, My God, get it together. But he has never made me feel that way. He wants me to be happy, silly, and energetic again, but he's not making me feel bad when I'm not in that place."
The couple have been together for 10 years. They married in 2013.