9 Celebs Who Suffered From Postpartum Depression

We recently discussed the fact that actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Bryce Dallas Howard revealed their struggles with post-partum depression. Those actresses aren’t the only ones who suffered after giving birth, though. Here are seven more celeb moms who went through similar battles that Paltrow and Howards went through.

Brooke Shields

The actress wrote a book detailing her struggle, titled Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, and publicly battled Tom Cruise–who doesn’t believe in the illness–on the topic.

Courteney Cox

The Cougar Town actress didn’t suffer from postpartum depression right away, but rather experienced a delayed case. “I went through a really hard time–not right after the baby, but when she turned six months,” Cox has said to People. She admitted to suicidal thoughts and lack of sleep.

Angelina Jolie

We all see her as Hollywood’s super-mom, but many have speculated Jolie experienced postpartum depression following the birth of her twins, Vivienne and Knox. Friends of Jolie admitted to the actresses’ mood swings, fatigue, and tears–though Jolie herself has never spoken of it.

Amanda Peet

An expert comedic star, it’s hard to imagine Amanda Peet being depressed, but the actress once admitted to Celebrity Babies that after a feeling of elation during pregnancy, it “all came crashing down the second [Frankie] was born.”

Lisa Rinna

The veteran actress revealed in her book, Rinivation: Getting Your Best Life Ever, that she suffered from postpartum depression, which included ideas of killing her husband and two daughters. “People don’t talk about this. It’s very, very scary and vulnerable,” she said. Rinna said she eventually received help and got through the depression.

Britney Spears

In 2007, Spears went through a very public phase of what seemed like craziness to many. The actress shaved her head, was seen in gas station bathrooms barefoot, and looked like she had gone completely off-kilter. Many guessed that Spears’ behavior was a result of postpartum depression after giving birth to two sons in 17 months.

Kendra Wilkinson

The reality TV star told Anything Hollywood that following the birth of her son, Hank, she suffered a severe confidence downfall and depression. “After giving birth, I never brushed my hair, my teeth, or took a shower,” she said. “I looked in the mirror one day


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