Post-Baby Emily Ratajkowski Was “Like 100 Lbs” Due to Unhappy Marriage

The model says she “didn’t have the courage to leave for a long time.”

Emily Ratajkowski is opening up about the mental and physical toll her marriage took on her, which eventually led to her divorce from ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2022. While appearing on Thursday’s episode of the Going Mental with Eileen Kelly podcast, the model revealed she lost a lot of weight and was prescribed antidepressants shortly after giving birth to their son Sylvester “Sly.”

“I didn’t have the courage to leave for a long time. I was really, really unhappy,” she shared on the podcast. “I was, like, 100 pounds and I had just had a baby. I got really skinny ’cause I was not OK.”

EmRata said she was open to “trying everything” to make her feel better and more like herself. At one point, she looked to antidepressants for help.

“I was sure there was something wrong with me. I think so much of I learned coming out of that relationship is to trust your instincts,” she explained.

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With her marriage on the rocks, the mom said she also felt pressured by society to keep her family under one roof — even at the detriment of her health.

“Every piece of media we consume from the second we are born is basically this idea of finding a partner that completes and validates you,” Ratajkowski argued, furthering her point that ideas like this make it harder for people to leave unhappy or toxic relationships.

“Plus, I had just had a child so I really wanted to have that family, so it was especially hard for me to totally walk away,” EmRata continued.

Now five months post-divorce, Ratajkowski is confident she made the right choice. She’s most proud of the self-discovery she’s done and how it’s led her to reconnecting with her core values.

“I didn’t understand that it was actually going to be so nice to come back to myself,” she admitted. “(And) return back to how I see the world, how I understand, things, my instincts.”

EmRata is currently single, but was most recently linked to comedians Pete Davidson and Eric André.

Emily Weaver
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