Model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend are trying to start a family, according to US Weekly, but Teigen says that, although their love is real and they feel ready to bring a child into their relationship, they have suffered from fertility problems.
“John and I have been together for so long now,” Teigen said. “I met him when I was 20, and I’m almost 30 now. Our relationship, before we even got engaged, was pretty significant too. But I will say that, just two years into being married, the questions come from all over. It’s kind of crazy.”
Chrissy’s frustration with people constantly asking about why the couple hasn’t had children is not at all uncommon, though that doesn’t make the inquiries any more acceptable. Ms. Teigen expresses the feelings of many, when she calls out on those that question her childless status.
“I can’t imagine being that nosy, like, ‘When are the kids coming?’ because who knows what somebody’s going through, who knows if somebody’s struggling?” Chrissy continued. “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.”
Teigen and Legend were married in 2013, during a private ceremony at Lake Como, Italy, and have been trying to get pregnant for most of the past two years, but only recently have Chrissy and John begun to visit fertility doctors.
“I want a huge family,” Ms. Teigen says. “We want a lot of kids. When it happens, it happens. For us it’s hard because he’s on the road so much and I’m working. People think it happens so easily.. but the stars really have to align to have a baby and it is a little miracle, so when it happens …we will be so happy.”
Chrissy admitted that speaking out about the problems she has experienced in conceiving a child with her husband, as Teigen recently did along with Tyra Banks on a FABLife episode, has helped her to feel not quite so alone. Chrissy says there’s comfort in knowing she’s not alone in her struggle, reports USA Today’s Entertain This.
“Once you open up about those things with other people, you start learning that a lot of people are seeing these people [fertility doctors], and they have this shame about it,” Chrissy said. “So anytime anybody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m just like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling and it’s going to be really hurtful to them, and I hate that. Stop asking me!'”
[Featured image: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend courtesy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images]