Supermodel Chrissy Teigen, who is married to singer John Legend, is known for being a social media whiz. She shares even the smallest details of her life with her thousands of followers, and they love her for it. And after she had her first child, Luna, she delighted people with her frank and honest take on motherhood. So when the star became pregnant for a second time, of course she had to announce the news in a cute, inventive way.
Chrissy Teigen is undoubtedly a good-looking woman, and her beauty has taken her a long way too. She was working in a surf shop in California when a photographer noticed her and told her that she could easily become a model. Teigen had never even considered that career before, but that chance encounter changed the course of her whole life.
After all, that meeting with the photographer ultimately gave Teigen not only a successful career, but it led her to her husband as well. She met John Legend in 2007, on the set of his music video for “Stereo.” But it wasn’t love at first sight for the model – more like lust at first sight. “We hooked up,” Teigen told Cosmopolitan in 2014. “Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”
That hookup and that happiness soon led to more, however. You see, in 2007, after several years of dating, Legend got down on one knee while the pair were holidaying in the Maldives. Teigen of course said yes, and the pair got married in Italy on September 14, 2013. At around that time, Teigen also told Vegas magazine that she dreamed of having a big family with four children.
Unfortunately, achieving that family proved to be more difficult for Teigen than she may have anticipated. Like hundreds of thousands of couples all over America, she and Legend had difficulty conceiving a child. Eventually, then, they turned to IVF, and that in itself proved to be a difficult process. “Emotionally, it could be really hard,” Teigen told Self magazine in its April 2016 issue.
But the IVF eventually worked, as on April 14, 2016, Luna Simone Stephens was born. And with the baby’s arrival, Teigen’s dream of a big family was well on the way. “I think I’ll probably be pregnant all through my 30s,” the model told Self. “I’ve always pictured everyone around the table for the holidays and together once a week.”
But there was still another hurdle to overcome. While mothering Luna, Teigen found herself suffering from postpartum depression. “I thought I was just being a selfish a-hole,” she told InStyle magazine in November 2016. “It wasn’t just a mental thing of, you know, ‘I’m sad.’ I actually couldn’t move.”
The experience was, by all accounts, a horrible one for Teigen, and she wrote about it in an essay for Glamour magazine in March 2017. There, the star explained, “Before this, I had never, ever – in my whole entire life – had one person say to me, ‘I have postpartum depression.’” She continued, “I also just didn’t think it could happen to me. I have a great life… But postpartum does not discriminate.”
Luckily, with the support of her husband, Teigen got the help she needed. And she was determined to have another pregnancy too. “I love John and Luna more than I can imagine loving anything, and John and I still hope to give Luna a few siblings. Postpartum hasn’t changed that,” Teigen wrote at the end of her Glamour essay.
However, any other children would also be most likely conceived via IVF, as John Legend told Cosmopolitan in August 2017. “I wouldn’t say we can’t conceive naturally, but I would say that it’s enough of a challenge where it felt like we needed help,” he revealed to the magazine, adding, “We’re lucky that we’re living in an age where we can conceive in other ways. [IVF] brought us Luna, and hopefully it will bring us a few more awesome kids, too.”
And the couple did indeed prove lucky. On November 21, 2017, Teigen announced her second pregnancy. Furthermore, not only did she make the reveal via Instagram, but she also got little Luna involved as well. Fans of the model and her family got to witness the young girl being asked a question in a short clip. “Luna, what’s in here?” Teigen asked, referring to her stomach. “Baby!” Luna answered.
And Teigen, always up for a good joke, captioned the video with “It’s John’s!” The clip itself would rack up view after view – more than six million of them. Many people also offered their thoughts on the news in the comments. “You are a true inspiration. My husband and I are fixing to go through our first round of IVF, and you give me the highest of hopes possible,” read one heartfelt message.
Legend got in on Teigen’s joke as well, though. He replied to her post with the joke “Maury will have the final word on this,” referring to the talk show Maury. On the series, Maury Povich talks families through paternity tests – usually with other loved ones present for maximum drama. This is unlikely to ever happen to Legend and Teigen, however, since virtually every interaction between them demonstrates that they’re made for each other.
Legend, too, posted on his social media account news about the baby, but he didn’t try to steal his wife’s thunder. The “All of Me” singer, who adorably describes himself on Twitter as “Chrissy’s husband [and] Luna’s dad” simply posted a link back to Teigen’s video, adding on two baby emojis and two heart ones.
As for the baby’s gender? Well, that was more or less a done deal. In 2016 Teigen and Legend had revealed that they had actually selected the gender of their first child. “I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl,’” Teigen told People. Unfortunately, though, she faced a lot of backlash for that decision.
But after being inundated with Twitter trolls, Teigen fired some of her trademark wit back at the haters. “Every doctor knows the sex of the embryos, it isn’t some grand secret,” she said. This is indeed the case with IVF. She went on to joke, “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size seven feet so she can always find shoes.”
In fact, Teigen and Legend already know what the new baby’s gender is. The one remaining embryo they have from IVF treatments is a male one. The initial extraction of eggs numbered 20, and those ones had to be narrowed down to three. The first time, the pregnancy was unsuccessful; the second try, however, resulted in Luna.
And Teigen tweeted in January 2017, “I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy.” Underneath the post, people also shared their own experiences of IVF, fertility troubles and motherhood. Many additionally explained that they’d long felt as if IVF was a taboo subject of discussion until Teigen had begun speaking out about it.
Meanwhile, Teigen is still sharing as much as possible with her fans. After the cute pregnancy announcement on Instagram, she made another one on Snapchat where she snapped a selfie of her baby bump. “Very excited to not have to hide this anymore,” she captioned it. “Everyone I told first was like, ‘Uh, yeah, we knew, thanks.’”
Meanwhile, the new baby himself is going to grow up with a pair of loving and extremely funny parents – not to mention a big sister. And it’s very likely that he won’t end up being the youngest child in his family, either, as Teigen still dreams of having four kids. “I really want to just knock ’em out,” she told E! News less than a month before her pregnancy announcement. “That’s my dream. I want to just be pregnant kind of for the rest of my life!”