Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks Commiserate Over Fertility Struggles
Chrissy Teigen is known for her fun sense of humor and being open about her relationship with husband John Legend, and now she is opening up about something many women avoid discussing-her fertility struggles. In an upcoming episode of FABLife, set to air on Monday, September 21, the model discusses what its like to get bombarded with questions about kids and her desire for a large family.
She married her husband in 2013 in a romantic ceremony in which he serenaded her with All of Me, the song he wrote for her. Their love is on constant display in her Instagram posts and in the tabloids. With such a public love comes a public desire for them to have children, or at least for them to share the plan for when to expect to see kids.
She states, “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,” before adding, “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.”
Her co-host Tyra Banks opened up about her own struggles revealing the pressure she eels from fans who want her to have kids. She admits, “When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, in three years, you’re going to have kids. Then I turned 24, and then just every single year I kept saying that. And after a while, it’s like, Okay, I want to, but it’s not so easy.”
Teigen agreed and shared that she had seen fertility doctors hoping for help getting pregnant but with no luck yet. She has been vocal about her desire to have a large family often but cited their busy schedules as part of the problem.
Still, she would like to see more sensitivity shown by people when it comes to asking questions that she believes are nobody’s business. The 29 year old Swimsuit Illustrated Swimsuit cover model says, “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. 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!'”
What do you think about Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks opening up about their fertility struggles? Will it open the door for more conversations about fertility issues or will people keep asking when they’re going to have kids? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.