Behati Prinsloo struggled with postpartum depression after she gave birth to her first child.
The Namibian model and her Maroon 5 frontman husband Adam Levine are parents to two daughters – Dusty Rose, two, and 10-month-old Gio Grace.
Now, in a new interview with PorterEdit, Behati has opened up about pregnancy and motherhood, and shared that she experienced a rough patch following the birth of Dusty in 2016.
“After my first baby, I had a little postpartum depression and it was difficult to get back into normal life, but after the second one everything felt so much easier; it was easier for me to workout, breastfeeding was easier,” she said.
Behati went on to explain that she “really liked” being pregnant and put no pressure on herself to dive straight back into work following the birth of each of her girls.
But she was thrilled to be invited to walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York last November (18) and was amazed by how confident she felt on the catwalk at the lingerie spectacle.
“I did the Victoria’s Secret show eight months after I had Gio. I felt so empowered. I was like, ‘I can do this, I have two kids.’ It was a beautiful journey,” the 30-year-old commented.
Elsewhere in the chat, Behati spoke about how she has received support from her Victoria’s Secret pals, especially the models who are mothers.
She even has a group chat with Candice Swanepoel, who has two small boys, and Lily Aldridge, who shares six-year-old daughter Dixie with Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill, and is currently expecting her second child.
“I have a WhatsApp group with my best friends Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge. Lily is pregnant at the moment, so me and Candice are constantly telling her what products to get… It’s so fun to have that friendship where you totally understand each other’s job, but you never talk about work,” she smiled. “It’s a mom thread!”
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