Ileana D’Cruz Unveils the Truth:
Ileana D’Cruz opens up about postpartum depression and her supportive partner, Michael Dolan. She also addresses speculation about her marriage.
Ileana D’Cruz, in her first interview since giving birth to her son Koa Phoenix Dolan on August 1, 2023, opened up about her experience with postpartum depression. She highlighted the challenges of dealing with intense emotions and expressed gratitude for her support system, including her partner, Michael Dolan.
Acknowledging the reality of postpartum depression,
Ileana mentioned that having a good support system at home and a team of doctors helped her navigate through it. She spoke about the genuine moments of “mom guilt” and how her partner, Michael Dolan, played a crucial role in providing support. Ileana praised Michael, stating that he is an amazing partner who understands her emotions without the need for extensive explanations.
Addressing speculation about her marriage, Ileana mentioned that she’s not comfortable with people talking negatively about her partner or family. When questioned about reports of her marriage to Michael Dolan in May 2023, she chose to keep it ambiguous, stating that there’s a level of speculation she prefers to maintain. Ileana emphasized the importance of privacy in certain aspects of her life, particularly regarding her relationships.
Regarding past relationships,
the interview touched upon previous rumors about Ileana dating Sebastian Laurent Michel, brother of actor Katrina Kaif, and her long-term relationship with photographer Andrew Kneebone, which ended in 2019. Ileana shared that she sought therapy after the breakup with Kneebone.
Ileana introduced her son to the world through an Instagram post on August 5, 2023, expressing overwhelming happiness at welcoming Koa Phoenix Dolan into their lives. The interview provides a glimpse into Ileana D’Cruz’s personal journey, motherhood, and the importance of support during challenging times.
Ileana D’Cruz candidly shared her experience with postpartum depression in a recent interview, emphasizing its reality and the lack of preparation for it. She expressed gratitude for her strong support system at home and the care provided by a team of doctors. Ileana touched upon the genuine struggles of “mom guilt” and recounted a moment when she cried in her room, missing her son who was sleeping in another room. She praised her partner, Michael Dolan, as an amazing support who understands her without the need for extensive explanations.
Regarding her marital status,
Ileana addressed the speculation surrounding her alleged marriage to Michael Dolan in May 2023. She chose to keep a level of mystery, acknowledging the numerous speculations and stating that she hasn’t decided how much she wants to disclose about her personal life. Ileana expressed discomfort with people talking negatively about her partner or family, emphasizing her ability to handle criticisms directed at herself.
The interview briefly touched upon Ileana’s past relationships,
including dating rumors with Sebastian Laurent Michel and her previous long-term relationship with photographer Andrew Kneebone, which ended in 2019. Ileana mentioned seeking therapy after her breakup with Kneebone.
Ileana introduced her baby, Koa Phoenix Dolan, to the world through a heartwarming Instagram post on August 5, 2023. The photo featured the sleeping baby boy, and Ileana expressed overwhelming happiness, stating that no words could fully capture the joy of welcoming their darling boy into the world.
Ileana D’Cruz, currently navigating the postpartum phase,
recently shared insights into her experiences after welcoming her baby. In a recent interview with Times Of India on January 4, 2024, the ‘Barfi’ actress revealed that she is still grappling with postpartum depression. She discussed the profound emotions and “mom guilt” that come with having a baby, recounting a moment in her room when she started crying, missing her son who was sleeping in another room.
Expressing gratitude for the support she receives, Ileana spoke about her partner, Michael Dolan, being a significant source of strength. She appreciated his understanding, stating, ‘I am thankful that Mike is such an amazing partner. I don’t need to explain things to him. He makes me take a break and looks after the baby before I join in again.’
On the professional front,
Ileana, last seen in ‘The Big Bull’ opposite Abhishek Bachchan, is set to star in ‘Unfair & Lovely’ alongside Randeep Hooda. As she continues to share her journey from baby shower to postpartum challenges, Ileana remains open about her experiences and the support that has been crucial during this transformative phase of her life.