Chrissy Teigen Opens Up on SUNDAY'S BEST: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CBS SUNDAY MORNING
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen opens up about battling postpartum depression, life with award-winning singer John Legend, her relationship with her millions of social media followers and more in an interview with Rita Braver for SUNDAY'S BEST: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CBS SUNDAY MORNING, to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 14 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Teigen was public on social media with her fertility struggles and postpartum depression following the birth of the couple's first child, Luna.
"I think people on social media are my friends," Teigen tells Braver. "And I think they deserved to know. I don't know, is that so weird?"
She tells Braver she got through it with lots of support from Legend and by taking antidepressants. When it came time for their second child, Miles, Teigen says she believes she avoided postpartum depression because she ate the placenta.
"I don't think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime," Braver tells Teigen.
"Really? That's not a normal thing? I'm in L.A., it's very normal. They grill it here. You can try some of mine after," Teigen responds with a laugh.
Teigen talks with Braver about her growing role as a social media influencer, how she got into modeling and her love of cooking. She also tells Braver she no longer worries about her weight.
"I really prefer being happy and getting to eat things that I love, still wanting to be healthy," Teigen tells Braver. "But I just don't care about looking good in a swimsuit anymore. I guess that's the only way to put it."
The interview is part of CBS SUNDAY MORNING's primetime special. In addition to Teigen, the special features interviews with fashion legend Ralph Lauren, Academy Award winner Robert Redford and the world's first test-tube baby at age 40, as well as highlights from the broadcast's four decades on the air.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING has been the #1 Sunday morning news program for 15 consecutive seasons. Each broadcast features a slate of intriguing stories, thought-provoking arts and culture reports, and profiles of some of the most memorable figures of our time - along with stories on science, Americana and newsmaker interviews. The broadcast launched Jan. 28, 1979 with Charles Kuralt as anchor. Charles Osgood was named Kuralt's successor in 1994 and held the position until he retired in September 2016, when Jane Pauley was named anchor.