Chrissy Teigen, born Christine Diane Teigen, was born on November 30, 1985, in Delta Utah to Ron Teigen Sr, who is of Norwegian descent, and Vilailuck Teigen, who is of Thai descent. Her father worked as an electrician while she was growing up which caused them to move around a lot. After living in Hawaii, Idaho, and Snohomish, Washington, the family finally decided to settle down when Chrissy was a teenager in Huntington Beach, California. That was where she was discovered while working in a surf shop.
She got her first gig as an IGN Babe in 2004 and later became a substitute model on Deal or No Deal from 2006-2007. It wasn’t until 2010 when she would make her official debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She would first meet her future husband, John Legend, while filming for his music video, Stereo, in 2007. John would go on to pop the question in 2011, and they would later marry on September 14, 2013, in Como Italy.
Teigen has always been opened about her troubles with fertility. It was through IVF treatments that she would become pregnant with her first child, Luna Simone Stephens, in 2015 and then later again in 2017 with her second child, a son.
Here are 15 facts about Chrissy Teigen, her marriage to John Legend, and the birth of her two kids.
13 It's A Boy!!!!!
Well everyone, Chrissy Teigen and her baby daddy, John Legend, are now the proud parents of a newborn baby boy. Chrissy, who is already the mother of two-year-old Luna Simone. Chrissy announced, via Twitter, that her sweet baby boy had arrived on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Msn.com quoted her saying this in her tweet:
“Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” she tweeted at 1:23 am.
Though Chrissy Teigen, 32, and John Legend, 39, did not share any more details about their newest addition to the family, it is known that they did get to meet their son earlier than expected, due to the fact he wasn’t due until June.
The birth announcement on Twitter, early Thursday morning, comes just a week after Chrissy Teigen was seen tweeting that she was over being pregnant. According to MSN, Chrissy tweeted this last Wednesday, May 9, 2018:
“Happy pregnant Chrissy is gone. meet OVER IT Chrissy. Wanna hold my boy let’s do thisssssss.”
One fan of Chrissy Teigen’s commented on her post that it seems as if Chrissy had been pregnant for three years. She couldn’t agree more and responded with this comment:
“It feels worse for me because with IVF you know *so* early,” she shared. “I mean I knew I was pregnant at 11 days in. Crazy.”
12 Luna Made The Pregnancy Announcement
When Chrissy Teigen, and her baby daddy, John Legend, first announced their joyous news about baby number two, they decided to do it by including their two-year-old daughter, Luna.
According to Tmz.com, it was Chrissy who first posted a video Tuesday, November 21, 2017, on Instagram which she captioned, “It’s John’s!” Luna was quoted as saying in the video:
“What’s in there?” She asked Luna, referring to her stomach. Luna replies, “Baby.”
Her husband, John Legend, also confirmed the news by sending out a tweet with the link to the video. The tweet read:
Before Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend confirmed that they were expecting baby number two, rumors had been circulating for a long time, says Christiantoday.com. It wasn’t until a report done by Life & Style Magazine, when the rumors would be confirmed. The magazine’s source overheard Chrissy’s mother, Vilailuck Teigen, on a recent visit to the set of “Lip Sync Battle,” talking about her daughter’s pregnancy and how she has been so emotional the last few days. The magazine’s source also noted in the report that Teigen was now wearing looser fitting clothes in an attempt to try and hide her baby bump.
11 She Craved Cheese Her Entire Pregnancy
During Chrissy Teigen pregnancy with her unnamed baby boy, Chrissy couldn't stop thinking about cheese.
Dailymail.co.uk reported that on Friday, May 4, 2018, Chrissy took to her twitter to say this:
“I want to move away for a year to make cheese. I want to learn everything there is to learn about cheese. I want to squeeze the milk out of a t*t and touch curdles with my bare hands and sees a wheel of cheese that I check on daily mature into a beautiful angel.”
It only took her a quick snack to realize that all she was craving was some cheese. She went back to her Twitter and posted this message to her followers:
“Ok turns out I was just craving cheese. I had some and I'm good now sorry about that.”
Her obsession isn’t because of her pregnancy either. She is so cheese-obsessed that on her birthday one year, her husband John Legend, once gifted her an entire wheel of cheese.
10 Chrissy And John Knew They Were Having A Boy
It was January 29, 2017, when Chrissy Teigen walked down the red carpet for the 2017 SAG Awards alongside her husband John Legend. The mother of one-year-old, Luna, at the time, gave Entertainment Tonight a brief interview on her plans for her second child. According to Eonline.com, after Chrissy Teigen was reported saying:
"Oh my God, a little boy is next for sure,"
Rumors started to spread like wildfire. Fans started wondering how it was possible to know the sex of their future child already unless she was secretly pregnant and just spilled the beans.
It wasn’t until Teigen took to Twitter on January 30, 2017, to clear up the whole misunderstanding, that the rumors finally settled down. She explained to her fans:
"Since this is coming up again, I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy. So. Yeah. And no, I am not pregnant."
Sadly, there were some people out there that would rather blab at the mouth, then actually read up on her and find out the facts. One fan had this to say to her on Twitter:
“Did you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding the act?”
People can be so cruel. Teigen had the perfect response though that left fans in awe of her. E! Online says she responded by tweeting back this:
"Thanks for asking, you complete witch. I tried for about 9 years. Anything else, let me know!"
9 Chrissy Had Successful Treatments
When asked how Chrissy Teigen became pregnant with baby number 2, Harpersbazaar.com says she revealed that she underwent IVF treatments, which is also what she used to become pregnant with her first child, Luna, due to the fact that she has been struggling for years with infertility.
When it comes to her struggles with becoming a parent, her hardships with conceiving and even suffering from postpartum depression, Chrissy hasn’t held back anything. She has been very open with all her struggles.
Even her husband has been vocal about supporting his wife through her low points.
According to an interview she did with InStyle, Teigen opened up about her fertility troubles and how they had originally started off with 20 embryos. After they narrowed down the eggs to just the ones that would be good for her body, only three remained. She said in her interview:
“The first little girl didn’t work, and then the second is Luna,” she said. And it seems the third and last embryo was implanted successfully.”
It was actually in January 2017 that Teigen revealed that her future child would be a boy. People were quick to start rumors saying that she was already pregnant. She shut them down real fast with the explanation that the only embryo left was a boy, how she already knew.
8 Chrissy And John Met On Set Of John's Music Video For Stereo
Before Chrissy Teigen met her now husband, John Legend, she was a 21-year-old catalog model and future Sports Illustrated cover girl. She was young, beautiful, and going straight to the top. According to Popsugar.com, while doing an interview with Cosmo in 2014, Chrissy opened up about meeting her future husband in 2007, while filming his music video, “Stereo.” In her interview, she describes how their first meet and greet.
"I walked into John's dressing room to meet him, and he was ironing in his underwear. I said, 'You do your own ironing!?' He said, 'Of course I do.' I gave him a hug."
During the filming of the video, things became steamy on set and offset. After the shoot was over, they returned back to his hotel room where they both chowed down on some In-N-Out burgers. Chrissy later revealed that on set, things got a little overly intimate between the two.
Right after that, John left for his tour in Europe. They both stayed in touch for the next few years and chatted over the phone. It was during these phone conversations where John would realize that he had a good thing going. They started to see more of each other in between tours, and the connection grew stronger. It wasn’t until four years of dating that John would finally pop the question and ask Chrissy to marry him. Chrissy admitted in her interview:
"Never once did I ask, 'What are we?' Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him."
They later tied the knot during an intimate ceremony at Lake Como, in Italy, in September 2013.
7 John Once Broke Up With Teigen (It Lasted 1 Day)
When it comes to celebrity and marriages, it seems like a lot of couples are breaking up left and right. It seems like it is a common practice to get married after just a few short months of dating in Hollywood. Some couples are lucky enough to last, some don’t even make it a year before calling it quits.
Even Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have had their troubles in paradise, even though their breakup didn’t last long.
According to Huffingtonpost.com, Chrissy Teigen opened up, in a December issue of Cosmopolitan, on how John Legend called it quits once early on in their relationship. She goes on to explain during her interview:
“I was on tour with him and he’d gotten sick. He was feeling really bummed and stressed out. He was like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship right now.’ That lasted for one day. Literally, a day. I knew it came from a place other than us not working ... I always joke, ‘Remember when you tried to break up with me?’ He’s like, ‘Yes, sorry. Big mistake.’”
That’s right folks, the breakup only lasted a day.
Teigen being the sweetheart she is, obviously took Legend back. Since then, they have been living the fairy tale happily ever after together.
6 John's Proposal Was Almost Ruined
When asked about John Legend’s proposal to now-wife, Chrissy Teigen, Legend explained that thanks to airport security, it almost didn’t happen. It was during Oprah’s show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” that John Legend would explain how he planned to pop the question to Chrissy on a trip to the Maldives in December 2011. According to Huffingtonpost.com, legend had this to say to Oprah:
“I knew I was going to propose by then, so I was planning it a couple months in advance, and I was trying to hide the ring in my bag, and she can see everything in my bag — I don’t hide stuff from her — so I had to put it in a nondescript box that she wouldn’t question.”
It was at the airport that his plans for the perfect proposal almost came to an abrupt halt. He was at the terminal and airport security stopped him to go through his carry-on bag. As they were going through his bag, he started to panic that they would open the box carrying his future bride's engagement ring. He had this to say in his interview with Oprah, according to Huffington Post:
“Chrissy was standing right next to me and I was, like, oh, my God. I’ve hidden it so well this whole time. Now as we’re just about to get to the Maldives she’s going find out I have a ring in this box and it’s going to ruin the surprise and I’ll have to get on my knees in the airport in front of security.”
When Oprah asked what he did, he responded:
“For some reason, they decided not to look in the box,” Legend says. “They just didn’t look.”
Phew, that was a lucky break for him.
5 The Song That John Legend Dedicated To Chrissy Teigen
According to Yahoo.com, when John Legend released his album, “Love in the Future,” he made sure there was one song on it that was meant for his one and only, Chrissy Teigen. A song that makes her cry every time she hears it. The piano-driven ballad called, “All of Me.”
In the opening line he starts off the song by singing:
"What would I do without your smart mouth."
The song goes on to talk about how he couldn’t live without Teigen and how he accepts all her flaws and everything about her. Teigen told the Huffington Post how the song always moves her to tears when she hears it. Her words were:
"I did cry when I heard it. I'm emotional, but I really don't cry at things like that but yeah it's beautiful and lives it's pretty unreal." Legend later announced to E! News that he would also be singing the song to her at their wedding.
While doing an interview with Yahoo Music, Legend explained how the entire album, “Love in the Future,” had a meaning. He had this to say about his album:
“The album is like the beginning of a relationship and seeing where it's going to go. Obviously, I'm getting married, so it had some autobiographical relevance to me."
When asked the direction he was trying to go with his album, he said:
"I was also thinking about music, what the role of soul music is. I wanted to make a modern soul album, an album envisioning what the possibilities of new soul music could be."
4 Chrissy Teigen And John Legend's Wedding
When it came down to the day where Chrissy Teigen and John Legend said their “I Do’s,” there was no shortage of special moments, or wardrobe changes according to people.com.
The ceremony took place in Lake Como on September 14, 2013. Their wedding consisted of 125 guests, including close family and friends. According to a source who contacted People, some of their guests included non-other than Kanye West, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Brooklyn Decker.
During the ceremony, Teigen wore a strapless ivory Vera Wang gown, she switched it up for the reception though and changed into a second gown created by the same designer.
After the dinner, Legend took to the piano to sing his song dedicated to his bride, “All of Me.” That same source that came to People, commented: “Everyone was in tears. It was so beautiful.”
That wasn’t the only emotional song that was played through. Later, the next day after the wedding, Teigen took to her twitter to say this: “I know I love Beyoncé, but I didn’t realize how much I loved Beyoncé until the DJ played ‘love on top’ and I cry danced.”
The source went on to tell People how there was another highlight of that night. During the evening reception, Kanye West walked Stevie Wonder up to the piano where they performed, “Ribbon in the Sky.”
After the reception, Teigen dawned her third gown for the evening. A crimson strapless mermaid gown with embroidered crystals detailing it that was all made by non-other than Vera Wang.
The source ended their interview with People by saying, “It was a sweet, wonderfully beautiful wedding. They are so in love, and the whole wedding was so gorgeous!”
3 The Announcing Of Her First Pregnancy With Baby Luna
Two years after their wedding, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced that they were expecting their first child together. The announcement came after the supermodel posted on her Instagram that she was three months pregnant with their baby girl, Luna Simone Stephens.
According to Eonline.com, she took to social media to say:
"John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant :) As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We're so excited that it's finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx"
A source that spoke to E! News had this to say about the happy couple:
“Chrissy and John are so happy. It's not been the easiest for Chrissy, but they knew when the right time came they would be pregnant."
The Inside then went on to say, "Chrissy is feeling great and enjoying every second being pregnant. She is taking good care of her body and making sure her, and their baby is healthy and feeling good. John has been a huge support for Chrissy during this time. He could not be more excited until their baby comes into this world."
It was during the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour, where Chrissy Teigen was promoting her upcoming show, “FABLife,” with fellow co-star Tyra banks, that Teigen would open up about how she is ready to settle down and start a family.
During her interview, she admitted this, "I'm aging. I love bouncing around. I love going on tour with John, we've considered ourselves bi-coastal for 10 years now. It's definitely weird and different to have a home now. I'm ready to have a family and call Los Angeles my home."
2 Chrissy Teigen's Baby Shower
When it comes to baby showers, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner really know how to play an extravagant event, according to People.com. Chrissy Teigen couldn’t have asked for a better one, even though she is not a fan of them in the first place.
After her baby shower, she took to social media to write this message, “I am crazy super anti-baby showers for myself. Opening gifts in front of people makes me want to die. Receiving gifts makes me very uncomfortable because I feel blessed to the max already and I really hate writing thank you cards with my poor penmanship.”
Some of her guests included couples like Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita.
She went on to write on social media, "But people I love trick me with dinner invites and they happen. Thank you to all friends on both coasts, for knowing me exactly. A mellow night of dinner. Cake. And love. That is all I could ever want for a perfect night."
She made sure to write a special shout out to Kris Jenner, who not only opened her home to her and all her guests but bought her every type of carrot cake in town.
“Thank you insanely generous @krisjenner for opening up your home and getting me every carrot cake in the city.”
1 Chrissy Teigen's Mom Lives With Them
When it comes to Chrissy Teigen’s home life, she is very open with all her fans across all the different social media platforms. One fact that her fans are most likely familiar with, according to Popsugar.com, is that her funny and caring mother, Vilailuck, lives with Chrissy and John.
What makes it a little weird though is that her mother is happily married to Chrissy’s dad, Ron, who does not live with them.
During an interview with Us Weekly, Chrissy addressed her living arrangements and even made a joke about her father’s mysterious presence. In the interview, she explains how her parents are together, happily married, but live separately so Vilailuck can help Teigen with her daughter, Luna.
When asked where her dad is, Chrissy informed everyone that Ron only lives 10 minutes away and comes by every day to visit. She added, "It just works for them. It's a good family life. We're all very close, very tight-knit." Although it might be unconventional, you know what they say about things that aren't broken — don't fix 'em!”
What makes this even more convenient is now that Chrissy has given birth to her second child, she will now have the help she needs to balance both kids.
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