Find out why she wanted a daughter
Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she selected the gender of her baby and, predictably, some people on the internet have responded unkindly.
But Teigen being Teigen (aka an honest, open-minded and hilarious person) she has defended her decision and countered all the ‘science baby’ backlash in the best way possible: by shutting down the haters with wit and intelligence on Twitter.
To recap the full story: back in December Chrissy announced that she and her husband, John Legend, were expecting a baby girl in an Instagram post.
Previously, Teigen has spoken candidly about the difficult time she and Legend had conceiving (they met roughly ten years ago and married in September 2013). During an episode of American TV show FABLife she revealed that they had visited fertility doctors in a bid to conceive the child they wanted:
“I would say, honestly, [that] John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process.”
And this week Teigen revealed to People that along with enlisting the help of specialist doctors in order to conceive their first child via IVF the couple also chose the sex of the baby:
“I’ve made this decision,” Teigen told People. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.'”
She then explained her reasons for wanting a daughter: “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me,” she said.
“It excited me to see … just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. … And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa.”
Here are more of Teigen’s excellent comments directed at the social media shamers:
Chrissy Teigen, one – internet trolls, zero.