Chrissy Teigen Gets Refreshingly Honest About Her Post-Pregnancy Weight Gain

by | Jan 17, 2019

When it comes to keeping it real, nobody does candour quite like Chrissy Teigen. From getting hit in the face with an umbrella on New Year’s Eve to her struggle with postpartum depression – she’s never been one to shy away from telling it like it is.

The model and mum-of-two has opened about her recent weight gain following the birth of her son, Miles, in May. In an interview with Good Housekeeping, she joked, “my baby was, like, [2kg] and I gained, like, [27 kilograms], and that seems off!”

Chrissy continued, “I think, in a way, we’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I’m struggling, and it’s okay to come to terms with realising it’s going to be a bit of a journey.”

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 an amazing little girl, and I am very happy. This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don’t have to be swimsuit model anymore. I get to be a mummy, cook, and meet incredible people, and I’m happy to be going through this transition.”

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Regardless of her shape, we think Chrissy always looks gorgeous. Proving that she doesn’t need us to come to her defence when one Twitter user criticised her body – she had the perfect response:

You tell ’em, girl.   

This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.

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As the Daily Telegraph reports, “An analysis of domestic violence data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while it is more common for women from poorer areas, women from high socio-economic areas are not immune from experiencing partner violence.”

As Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston explained, the trial has been introduced with the aim to help women overcome the financial barriers that might deter them from leaving a violent relationship. “We know that financial hardship as well as economic abuse - which may involve interfering with work or controlling or withholding money - reduces women’s ability to acquire and use money and makes it difficult to leave violent relationships,” she said. 

“The payments will assist people who need financial support to leave. We know the size of the house a woman is fleeing doesn’t matter. Often she bundles the kids into the car, maybe the dog too and they leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.”

To be eligible for a payment, women must be facing financial stress and have some evidence of domestic violence such as a referral from a family and domestic violence service provider with a risk assessment and safety plan, or an AVO, court order or police report. As UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said, “We believe that all people, especially women and their children, have the right to live freely and without fear, and this payment is an important step forward to ending violence against women and children.”

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

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