Jillian Harris is pregnant with her second child and the star of The Bachelorette is now opening up about how she dealt with depression during her first trimester. This couldn’t have been easy on her, but People shared how Jillian isn’t afraid to share the details. This is her second child with fiancé Justin Pasutto. Their son Leo is 20-months-old now.
Jillian did an interview with Today where she was really open about what she has been dealing with it. She shared saying, “Pregnancy is supposed to be such a happy time … but I was just so exhausted and sick that I wasn’t happy.” This was totally different than her first pregnancy, which was very easy on her. Jillian said, “My pregnancy with Leo was a breeze. Women would say, ‘How do you feel?’ And I would say, ‘I feel wonderful!’ And they would say, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so lucky.’ And I would think, ‘What’s the alternative?’ And now I know.” This time was a huge change and not near as easy.
It wasn’t just depression, though. Jillian Harris revealed that she was unable to do her daily tasks as expected. She was trying to be a good mom to both of her children, but Jillian was having trouble doing laundry or even taking a shower.
Jillian Harris was very lucky that she had Justin and that he was really supportive of her. She explained saying, “At one point, he was like, ‘I know you’re struggling, but if there is any way you could give me an indication that you’re happy, I would love to just see you smile,’ I looked at him and just started crying.” Things were really hard for Jillian during this time, but now they are looking up for her.
Now that she is in her second trimester, the depression has moved on and Jillian is doing a lot better. She is very grateful that she only had to deal with this during her first trimester and not the entire pregnancy like some women do. It has to make some women that are going through this feel better to know it can happen to anyone and that Jillian is being so open about her struggles. It had to be easier to share the details now that she is feeling better.
So far, Jillian Harris hasn’t shared if she is having a boy or a girl. Hopefully, the news will come out soon and the rest of her pregnancy will be a lot easier on her.