May 29, 2024


Ileana D’Cruz gave birth to a baby boy, Koa Phoenix Dolan on 1st August 2023. While she has been sharing adorable glimpses and how her motherhood phase is going, she has now opened up about her battle with postpartum depression. Calling the days incredibly tough, she talks about being sleep-deprived and her emotionally overwhelming journey.

Ileana D’Cruz talks about postpartum depression

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, Ileana shared that not enough is spoken about postpartum depression. Sharing a no-makeup picture, she wrote, “Hi …It’s been a while since I’ve really taken a photo of myself or posted something on here…Between being a full time mama and keeping house, I don’t seem to find time for myself. I’m mostly in pjs and a messy unattractive mom bun to keep my hair away from my munchkin’s little grabby hands and so the thought of pouting for a selfie just doesn’t really cross my mind haha. Truth is it’s been incredibly tough some days. Being sleep-deprived doesn’t help lol.”

She also added, “Definitely not trying to come across as complaining because this darling child has been the most beautiful thing to happen to me. But we just don’t talk about postpartum depression enough. It’s very real. And it’s an incredibly alienating feeling. And I’m trying every day to work on making some time to get myself feeling better. A 30min workout and 5 min shower post that works wonders really. But sometimes I can’t manage that. So what I’m trying to say is I’m working on coming back here and giving you a glimpse into my new life now.”

The actress signed off the post with these words, “Which I love btw- there’s so many amazing things that have happened to me and it’s been an emotional overwhelming journey. I just haven’t been one of those moms who’ve “bounced back” immediately. I’m being kinder on myself and my body and getting to a stronger healthy me at my own pace. But I’m coming back. That’s all. Thanks for sticking around and reading.”

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Source: Ileana’s instagram

Ileana on her marriage with Michael Dolan

While she has been sharing her thoughts on motherhood on Instagram, she has not said much about her partner. When asked about of she tied the knot with Michael Dolan in May 2023, which was claimed by several reports, Ileana D’Cruz said, “There’s so much speculation. Let’s just leave it at that.”

On the work front, Ileana D’Cruz will next be seen in a project with Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi and Sendhil Ramamurthy. The film is titled Do Aur Do Pyaar. She will also be seen in Tera Kya Hoga Lovely.

Also Read: Is Ileana D’Cruz engaged? Mom-to-be shares a glimpse of baby’s father as they sport the same ring


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