Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Expecting Baby: Couple Makes Big Announcement Via Instagram

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their first baby and their fans are going wild. The model recently opened up about the challenges she was having in building a family with her husband, but it looks like they have finally had some success in moving toward that goal of welcoming a little one. What’s the scoop from the excited couple?

The baby announcement came via a photo of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on Instagram. The model noted that they are happy to announce that they are pregnant, and they are excited that it is finally happening. It is quite clear from the looks on both Chrissy and John’s faces that they are thrilled to finally be able to share the news.

John shared the same photo via his Instagram at right about the same time, though he simply noted that they were pregnant. Fans are clearly going wild over the good news, as Chrissy’s photo has nearly 700,000 likes and almost 50,000 comments. John’s post has almost 50,000 likes and nearly 14,000 comments.

The couple has not yet revealed the baby’s due date, but based on the Instagram photo, it would seem that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are likely just past the first trimester mark of this journey. Fans first learned of the couple’s struggles to build a family when Chrissy, alongside Tyra Banks, opened up on FABLife about their efforts.

Teigen had talked about how often she was asked about having kids, noting that others never really know what someone is going through to try to have a baby. She detailed that the couple has been working on having a baby for years, utilizing fertility doctors and every available option they could to make this happen.

Anniversary weekend with my beautiful wife.

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Chrissy and John have been together for quite some time now, and they recently celebrated their anniversary with a romantic weekend together. Teigen, 29, and Legend, 36, got married in Lake Como, Italy, in September 2013, notes Us Weekly.

The couple first met while shooting a music video for his song “Stereo” in 2006. They got engaged in 2011 and Teigen recently shared that they have been trying for quite a few years now to have a baby. In fact, Chrissy notes that they would have loved to have had kids five or six years ago, but things didn’t happen as easily as they had hoped.

Teigen is known for being quite open when it comes to her life and her opinions, so fans feel pretty confident that they will see plenty of pregnancy updates from Chrissy over the coming months. Though she had been quite private about the fertility challenges she and John faced until recently, now that the pregnancy news is out in the open, most would imagine she will have plenty of fun tidbits and photos to share.

Chrissy shared via E! News that the fertility struggles were no secret to their friends and family. In fact, she marvels a bit at how many people in their real lives knew about their struggles, yet nobody leaked the details to the public.

However, Teigen is glad that it is out in the open now and she had wanted to talk about it for quite some time. She added that once she opened up about their struggles via FABLife, she received a lot of support and connected with a lot of fans who had experienced similar challenges.

Will Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have a boy or a girl? Fans can’t wait to follow along with the duo as this pregnancy plays out and hope that they are able to welcome a healthy baby a few months down the road.

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