Chef Aarti Sequeira isn't just forward about her battle with postpartum depression, but she is also quite thankful for her husband’s generous help and support during her dark days. The former CNN producer, who recently talked about postpartum depression and its adverse effect on a woman’s psyche, has been working on eradicating the stigma associated with it.

Sequeira's Husband Is Always by Her Side

The fusion food chef is a mother to two beautiful daughtersEliyah and Moses. However, right after their birth, Sequeira experienced the ‘baby blues,' which affects about 70 to 80% of new mothers.

In an interview with Dare To Live Fully, she addressed that her husband was always there for her when she felt utterly hopeless and confused due to the effects of postpartum depression.

Her husband, Brendan McNamara, encouraged her and helped her realize that experiencing postpartum depression was not her fault and that it was fine to seek professional help.

Sequeira thanked him for getting rid of the stigma attached to postpartum depression for her, and she wished to do the same for many women who shy away from getting help during those times.

My husband helped me accept that something was wrong when I didn't want to, held me as I cried, and spoke truth and encouragement into the confusion and hopelessness that takes over. He helped me feel like this wasn't my fault, and that it was something I needed to get help for. He basically took the stigma out of it for me, and that's what I want to do for other women in my position.

Not only did Sequeira's husband help her fight during her bad times, but he also helped her reach the heights she is currently at.

McNamara Got Her into the Food Industry

In an interview with Gambit, the mother of two mentioned that her husband was the one who encouraged her to pursue a career in the food industry. The food personality also confessed that her husband first noticed her talent and believed in her. She never thought that a career in the cooking industry would amount to anything, but she revealed that being an immigrant, her first and biggest dream was to push the next generation further.

Along with helping her find her hidden talent, her husband was also the man behind the camera when she began shooting her cooking-variety show Aarti Paarti. In addition to that, McNamara was the one to encourage Sequiera to send in the audition video for Food Network Star, which led them to contact her immediately.  

A Happy Family of Four

The judge of Food Network's Candy Land has a small but happy family of four. She married her college sweetheart McNamara in 2003, following which they moved from New York to Los Angeles to start their lives.

The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, in 2013. A couple of years later, they were again blessed with their second child in 2015.