Chrissy Teigen On Why She Regrets Her Breast Implants, Dealing w/ Anxiety & Having Sex w/ John Legend On Their First Date: “It Works!”
Chrissy Teigen got even more personal and vulnerable than unusual in a recent interview.
From dishing on her breast implants to getting real about depression, the witty model and TV personality bared all about the ins and outs of her life during a chat with GLAMOUR.
She first explained why she regrets getting the popular operation in her 20s.
“Yeah, I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old. It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”
She suggested that she didn’t get them to boost her confidence but added,
“Honestly, I kept them the same cup size. I just filled them out, so they are rounder and firmer. I had a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line. But I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift. I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every ten years. But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.’”
She also shared her thoughts on the standards of beauty when it comes to social media.
“You can’t set these expectations for people that everything is perfect. Everyone filters their sh*t, edits or Facetunes so you forget what normal faces or bodies look like. It’s not fair and it makes you jealous of other people’s bodies. It’s lying to people by omission. But also, while you want to teach your kids to be comfortable in their own skin, you want to tell them everything you can and let them decide.”
While she’s normally telling jokes and making sarcastic remarks, she went on to get real about mental health.
“There will be days when I get in a group text with my friends and say, ‘Is anyone else finding it hard to take a shower lately?’ And they’re all like, ‘Take your pills, Chrissy!’”
She opened up about her experience with anxiety and added,
“The last month has been really tough. I’ll tell John, ‘Deep down, I know I am happy.’ But I think anyone with anxiety knows it’s physically painful to think about doing things. Sometimes reaching for your medication is like picking up a 60kg dumbbell that I don’t feel like picking up and I don’t know why.”
“But I also know I haven’t been good to myself. I wasn’t managing my pills. I was just taking them when I remembered. My chemistry got thrown off. So I’m building myself back up. There are times I go to bed at 6.30pm and wake up at 6am and lie in bed just thinking – it’s like you can’t get enough sleep.”
She also suffered through postpartum depression after welcoming her and her husband John Legend’s daughter Luna in 2016.
“It happened three months after giving birth to Luna. It was a sad existence. There were no highs. It was a flatline of life for a few months. You hear these horrific stories of people not seeing their child as theirs, or wanting to hurt them, and I never felt that way. That’s why I put off getting it checked as I hated myself, not my child.”
“I don’t know why I didn’t realize, as it was so obvious to everyone else! John was there when the doctor gave the diagnosis and, of course, he already knew. I didn’t know it could sneak up so late or that it could happen to someone like me, where I have all the resources. I had nannies and my mom living with us.”
And after tying the knot with John Legend in 2013, Chrissy Teigen still proud that they slept together on their first date. They met after she starred in his video Stereo.
“If you think about it, it was like multiple dates as we were together for that entire day (after filming the music video) – it was like having ten dates in one, so I like to think it happened after ten dates.”
“I mean, why not? It works! Some people can sleep together on the first night and be together forever and some can wait it out and not be thrilled with the experience. I didn’t care, but I probably did say, ‘I don’t do this.’ Our whole thing was different. He was going on tour and we wouldn’t have seen each other for six months… That’s a long time!”
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