Chrissy Teigen is never one to shy away from talking about her personal life. From sharing almost all of it on Instagram to tweeting about it to the last private detail - Chrissy's social media is filled with her thoughts, opinions, and most importantly tips on cooking and parenting.
So, on her recent appearance on CBS Sunday Morning's yet-to-be-aired 40th-anniversary special, Chrissy decided to open up about her experience with postpartum depression. This wasn't the first time she has spoken about it, and definitely not the first time she has experienced it.
But looks like she has finally found a secret remedy to keep the depression at bay. Her secret? Eating her own placenta!
Again, Chrissy is neither the first celebrity to have opened up about consuming her own placenta, nor will she be the last one - considering how hyped the trend has been ever since the likes of the Kardashian revolutionized the idea. But what' a little shocking is the reasons behind celeb moms opting to eat their placentas - be it in the form of grilled meals or just as frozen pills.
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian is the mother of three kids, and after the birth of her youngest, Reign, in 2014, she opened up about how 'sad' she would be when her placenta pills would run out. She became such a huge fan of her own placenta pills that she posted a photo of the pills on Instagram, along with the caption: "Yummy...PLACENTA pills! No joke...I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup."
This only brings back memories of 'Clueless' star Alicia Silverstone coming forward about her own case of ingesting placenta, especially considering Alicia too took them in the form of her self-proclaimed 'happy pills.' "I've got to the point that my husband said, 'Did you have your happy pills today?'" Silverstone said on Live! with Kelly and Michael. "And I was really sad when they were gone. It really helped me."
So, Chrissy adapting to eating placenta just to cure a form of depression is nothing new. Other stars have popped them like anti-depressants too! Granted Chrissy only started taking hers after the birth of her second child, Miles Theodore, in her own words, it is something that she thinks has really helped her avoid depression - especially the kind she struggled with, after the birth of her first child, Luna.
So when the host of Sunday Morning, Rita Braver joked "Really? That's not a normal thing?" Chrissy confidently responded: "I'm in LA, it's very normal. They grill it here! You can try some of mine after."
Speaking about how open she is about it on her social media, musician John Legend's former-model wife said: "I think people on social media are my friends. And I think they deserved to know. I don't know, is that so weird?"
It's official, gone are the days when celeb moms were ingesting their placenta for nutritional values. When 'The Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik received harsh criticism for doing the same, she had pointed out in an honest blog post: "Human beings are the only mammals that have chosen to not routinely ingest their placenta, which is consumed by every other mammal for its protein and iron-rich properties that are critical in helping the mother's body recuperate after giving birth. End of story."
But if you go by Tamera Mowry about sticking up for her faith in ingesting the placenta, she took it a level further by actually feeding her twin sister, Tia Mowry, her own afterbirth residue back in 2013, When Tia found bits of it, she had "Oh my God, I see residue!" Only to admit later that it was "kind of good."