Chrissy Teigen loves her body for everything she’s been through. The 35-year-old model and cookbook author took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to share a positive body message as she posed topless in front of the mirror.
“Happy Valentine’s Day,” he wrote. “Love yourself! The bitch has been through it.”
In the photo, Teigen covers his chest with his arm while showing his scars from his recent endometriosis surgery near his hips.
It has been a challenging year both physically and emotionally for Teigen. In September she suffered a pregnancy loss when she was 20 weeks pregnant with her third child, a baby boy she had named Jack, with her husband John Legend. Teigen was very public with her pain at the time and remains open about her struggles.
Earlier this month, she was hospitalized for her endometriosis surgery the same week that Jack originally planned.
“My little cat would have been born this week so I’m a bit out of line,” he tweeted at the time. “I really feel kicking in my belly, but it’s not a ghost. I’ll have endometriosis surgery tomorrow … but the feeling of my period this month is exactly like baby kicks. I sigh.”
For more information on Teigen’s journey, watch the clip below: