Chrissy Teigen is one celebrity in the spotlight who likes to tell it like it is. In other words, she is the most unfiltered person on social media. If she’s got something on her mind, you better believe that she will say it. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks, or who will block her on Twitter, for that matter. She’s raw, she’s honest, and she’s real, and that’s why she’s got millions of fans and followers from all over the world.
But with that being said, Chrissy knows and understands that she is not perfect – especially when it comes to being a mom. She’s got two, beautiful children with her husband John Legend – her daughter Luna and her son Miles – and she’s still learning the ropes. Heck, we all are. She’s also been very honest about her postpartum depression and how she envisioned motherhood to be very different than what she experiences on a day to day basis. Even with her nannies and household help and of course, her husband John by her side, she still has her personal struggles.
Here are 20 times that Chrissy nailed parenting, and was honest about it too.
20 She Is Vocal About The Mommy Critics Online
It doesn’t matter what Chrissy Teigen says or does, it always seems like her critics have something to say about her, especially when it comes to her parenting. She just can’t win with her critics. But rather than get frustrated about it, Chrissy does a good job of dismissing all of the nay-sayers out there.
In fact, she doesn’t pay much attention to them. But if there is one person who is bothered by the criticism, it’s her husband, John Legend.
John said, “Funny there's no dad-shaming. When both of us go out to dinner, shame both of us so Chrissy doesn't have to take it all. We'll split it.”
19 She Enjoys All The Little Moments
For Chrissy, she knows that parenting is about enjoying all of the little moments that as a mother, no one can ever take away from you, no matter what. "Her eyes have uncrossed a little bit, and now, rather than looking right through you, she looks at you, which is really nice," Chrissy told ET.
"But it's the little smiles that get you... There is no feeling like that first little smile, your first Mother's Day, which was so beautiful and sweet to me. The entire day my eyes were on the verge of tears because I was so happy."
18 She Shares How Exhausting Breastfeeding Can Be
Chrissy likes to tell it like it is. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she also opened up about how exhausted she’s often felt after breastfeeding her two children, Luna and Miles. While there’s no doubt that she loves it, she didn’t realize it would be this much work!
"The feeding schedule surprised me a lot," she revealed to ET. "If you kind of do the math, you're kind of breastfeeding for 10 hours a day total. It's very loving and sweet, but it's not easy. It's hard to work your entire day around getting her the nourishment she needs because they are just little animals."
17 She Was Never In A Hurry To Jump Back To Her Pre-Baby Figure
Chrissy might have one of the most inevitable figures in the world, but she’s never really been in a hurry to lose those post-baby pounds. In fact, she’s taken it very easy, focusing more on her kids than on her curves. "I'm only four weeks out from birth, so I still have a couple more weeks before I can work out—which is fine with me," Chrissy explained to ET.
"I love the feeling of working out, but I've never been a gym rat, ever, so now it's all about taking in what I can if it's good for the baby because it all translates to her in a way.”
16 She Gets Dragged For Being Herself
Even Chrissy Teigen knows that she has as many critics out there as she does fans. One week after she gave birth to her daughter Luna, she and her husband John Legend decided to have dinner together. The paparazzi, of course, snapped photos of her outside a New York City restaurant.
Her critics had a field day with the criticism, and apparently pointed out that she should have been at home with her kids instead.
Chrissy wasn’t having it. She pointed out that just because she’s a mom, that doesn’t mean she’s banned from having a personal life, or going out with her husband, for that matter.
15 She Still Has Her Cravings
It’s safe to say that Chrissy is the ultimate celebrity foodie. But at the same time she’s been very honest about her new diet, or lack of. She’s just got her hands too busy with her family!
Chrissy has said, “You just don't think about food as much. So it's not that you're not hungry, or that you want to diet—food just doesn't cross your mind. It's like whereas before it was number one on my list, now Luna's up there, and John and keeping the dogs happy, because they get jealous. And then you're like, 'Oh, I haven't eaten in seven hours, this is horrible.'"
14 She Knows That Being A Mom Requires Multi-Tasking
Sure, Chrissy might be able to afford all of the household help and staff in the world, but she loves being a hands-on mom. She also loves to multi-task at home with her kids. She likes to cook in the kitchen while her family is nearby or in the next room.
"I jumped right back in the kitchen because it became my spot where it was nice to be up and moving. When [Luna] was down at whatever time, it was nice to be able to stand up and be in the kitchen with John and watching TV and enjoying ourselves," she told ET.
13 She’s Calmer Now That She's A Mom
If there’s one way that Chrissy has changed in the past several years, it’s that she’s calmer. And she credits motherhood for giving her a new sense of positive energy.
"It does seem all silly now. Like, anything that you got frustrated over about before, nothing really matters anymore. And I think you just let things go a little more," she told ET.
"It is hard when it turns to.. .people are grading you on your personal decisions. You just realize you'll never make everyone happy... I'm learning to let things roll off my back a bit easier. I have more important things going on now."
12 She Lets The World Know What They Do At Home
It’s pretty funny, but Chrissy does admit that John isn’t the best singer at home, even though he’s one of the biggest stars in the music industry. He sings lullabies to his kids, but they don’t always come out the way they are supposed to!
"I gotta say though, if you could listen in, some of them are pretty questionable,” she joked to People about his lullabies to Luna. “He doesn’t really know how to sing to babies… [The] bath time song wasn’t so good, I will say, last night. It was like, ‘You’re taking a bath time.’ Like, there was just no thought into it.”
11 She Has Plenty Of Help
Chrissy Teigen is a very lucky woman. Not only does she have a great career and a beautiful family, but a wonderful, supportive husband as well. John Legend is very hands on with their kids, and it’s something that Chrissy appreciates very much.
"John does so much because, actually, he feels so helpless in other ways," she explained to People. "Obviously, he can’t nurse or do anything in that realm. He dances with her and he’s a good, calming source. He loves the diaper change though because we had never changed diapers before, so now it’s new and fun for us.”
10 She’s A Very Hands-On Mom
For anyone who has followed Chrissy Teigen on social media, they will know that she’s a very hands-on mother. Sure, she has her own mother and a nanny that live with her and John, but she likes to take care of her kids before anyone else. When she’s working or if she has certain meetings and projects that need attention, that’s when she relies on her help at home. Otherwise, you can most likely expect to see her watch, feed, cuddle and spend quality time with her kids, just like any other mom would do.
She’s a celebrity mom, but she’s also a very normal mom.
9 She Isn't Quiet About Her Post-Partum Blues
Chrissy has been very honest about her post-partum blues and how she dealt with everything that was running through her mind after she gave birth to her daughter Luna. She admits that it was one of the most difficult moments of her life.
She told Glamour Magazine, “I also just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life. I have all the help I could need: John, my mother (who lives with us), a nanny. But postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.”
8 She Keeps Things In Perspective
But with that being said, Chrissy knows how to keep things in perspective. She knows that she’s in a position to get the help she needs, which a lot of other people can’t really say that are in similar positions.
Chrissy told Glamour, “I know I might sound like a whiny, entitled girl. Plenty of people around the world in my situation have no help, no family, no access to medical care. I can’t imagine not being able to go to the doctors that I need. It’s hurtful to me to know that we have a president who wants to rip health care away from women. I look around every day and I don’t know how people do it.”
7 She’s An Open Book
Another reason why people love Chrissy so much, is that whether it’s about parenting or personal topics, she’s an open book. You can read her pages one chapter at a time. And yes, you will laugh and maybe even cry along the entire way, too.
The editors of Glamour Magazine have described Chrissy this way: “What women love about Teigen is that she is, as she admits, 'an open book.' She will show off a perfect seared duck [...] and tell you she accidentally sliced off her fingertip on a mandoline. She approaches any topic with that same raw, real candor.”
6 She Keeps Her Sense Of Humor
If there is one thing that can be said about Chrissy Teigen, it’s that she is one of the most hilarious celebrity moms on social media. A day doesn’t go by that she doesn’t tweet something funny or say something controversial. Either way, her fans can’t get enough of her. A lot of people would say that she has a great sense of humor.
Chrissy once said on Twitter, “Fell asleep with my breast pump on and I think I'm in a different dimension now.” You just gotta love how she likes to keep things real, right? No wonder everyone loves her.
5 She Tells It Like It is
Speaking of keeping things real, Chrissy Teigen is one very uncensored mama, too. While there are a lot of people who would hold back – especially on social media – Chrissy doesn’t fall in that category. If she has something on her mind, she will say it. This is what makes her so relatable. Sure, she’s a beautiful supermodel that has graced many magazine covers, but she’s not afraid of a little toilet talk, either. The celebrity mama once said, “Baby girl is really ruining my decade long lie of girls not being able to poop and fart at the same time.”
4 She Doesn’t Fake It
Chrissy might look like she’s got it all from the outside. But from within, she really is no different than you and me. Unlike many other celebrities in the entertainment world out there, she’s not concerned about ‘faking it’ so to speak. She doesn’t pretend that she has all the answers or that she needs to write a blog about it.
In fact, she even admits that some children books have her stumped! And she’s said it in the cutest ways, too. On children’s books, this is what Chrissy had to say in a tweet, “Can't read the giving tree without crying, despite having read it 100 times. What is the moral here?”
3 She Worries About The Future
Chrissy Teigen really is no different than many other mothers out there. Just like you and me, she worries about her family and of course, her children’s futures. But for now, she’s worried about their immediate future and how they will handle things like school, teachers, and making new friends. She also worries about whether or not her kids will be able to comprehend the little things in life! Chrissy said, “I just realized that when Luna’s teacher asks how many legs a dog has, she will really not be sure.” This is because she has three dogs—one of which is an adorable three-legged black French bulldog named Penny.
2 She Will Teach Her Kids How To Speak Up For Themselves
We’ve said it before, and we will definitely say it again: Chrissy Teigen is one mama that is definitely not afraid of the truth. She tells it like it is, and she will speak up to just about anyone, even if it’s the leader of the free world, or a guy who put too much relish on her hot dog. Simply put, she will say what’s on her mind, regardless of what the consequences might be sometimes, too. And yes, she will stand up and fight for her kids, and teach them to do the same thing later in their lives, too.
1 She Is So Excited For The Future Now That She's A Mama
Now, no one knows what is in store for Chrissy and John’s future. What we do know though is that they are definitely taking things one day at a time and that they truly, deeply love their family of four. Will they one day make it a family of five? Perhaps. At this point, anything can really happen. Chrissy is very positive about what’s the come. "We're so happy," Teigen revealed to Entertainment Tonight. "It's been really exciting and fun, and every day is so different; seeing all her little changes is so cute." Awww! Now start working on that third baby, kiddos!