As Good Housekeeping’s February cowl star, the mannequin and cookbook writer dished on parenting. (She and her husband, singer John Legend, have two children, Luna, 2, and Miles, eight months.) In the interview, she spoke about how her physique modified after having children and why it’s vital for her to share her expertise as a mother on-line ― together with the time she posted a photo that confirmed her in postpartum mesh underwear.
“Each morning after I have a look at myself within the mirror, I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, how did it get right here? My child was, like, 4 kilos and I gained, like, 60 kilos, and that appears off!’ … However, you already know, I believe everybody’s physique is simply actually completely different,” she stated. “That’s why, my posts of actual mother shit, and carrying the diaper, and having that mesh factor, and actual postpartum enterprise? I believe as vital as it’s for individuals to see me do this, it’s additionally actually vital for me.”
She went on to explain what it’s prefer to be bombarded with unfavorable feedback on social media, particularly remarks about her physique. She clarified, although, that her happiness comes from a way more vital place.
“It’s all about making an attempt to be pleased with myself. As a result of I’m not blind: I see my physique, I see the distinction in form, I see that I gained weight. However I additionally see with those self same eyes that I’ve a gorgeous child boy, and this little lady that’s relentless and superb, and I’m very comfortable,” she stated. “This can be a new factor that I can change inside my thoughts, that I don’t should be a swimsuit mannequin anymore. I get to be a mommy, and I get to cook dinner, and I get to fulfill unbelievable individuals, and I’m comfortable to be going by way of this transition.”
As for her option to brazenly talk about motherhood in addition to politics and different subjects together with her thousands and thousands of on-line followers, Teigen stated she thinks extra manufacturers at present are seeing the worth of “genuine voices.” She added that she has no plans to chop again on her candid commentary.
“I’m outspoken after I wish to be, and I all the time should be myself, so I can’t actually compromise on that,” she stated.