Chrissy Teigen Admits She Didn’t Immediately ‘Connect’ With Her Kids

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It’s no secret that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are relationship goals and they completely dominate the Hollywood couples scene.

They are happily married and have 2 beautiful children together, which Chrissy often documents on social media, but the mom has now opened up about how she didn’t immediately connect with her children.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

The pair got together over a decade ago and have gone from strength to strength ever since.

Chrissy and John first met on the set of his 2007 music video for “Stereo,” where she starred as the singer’s love interest.

But, the pair didn’t make it official until months after a music video fling.

With John heading out on tour shortly after wrapping up his music video, the timing just wasn’t meant to be. “The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, ‘There’s so much more out there.’ I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him,” Chrissy explained to Cosmopolitan in 2014.

But it wasn’t long before Chrissy joined her beau on tour, although the pair had a mini-break up during this time… that lasted a day. “I was on tour with him and he’d gotten sick,” she explained. “He was feeling really bummed and stressed out. He was like, ‘I can’t be in a relationship right now.’ That lasted for one day. Literally, a day. I knew it came from a place other than us not working.”

…but it didn’t run quite a smoothly as he’d have hoped. John proposed to Chrissy during a Maldives vacation in December 2011, but the pair had a fight on the way to the airport, and to top it off, TSA almost ruined the surprise before they could even board on their flight.

“We get to the Maldives and he had planned this beautiful Christmas. He knows how much I love Christmas…And this waiter comes out with a silver dome for dessert…So he opens up the dome and a ton of arugula falls out and then I kind of fish in it…And I see the little box and then you know, your heart stops and you get so excited,” Chrissy explained. “There was no big grand speech or anything. I think it was just very lovely and sweet.”

But they (legally) got married in an NYC courthouse, a day before traveling to Italy.  

The two are a pivotal part of the celebrity scene and their fans lap it up (especially where Chrissy’s relatable social media posts are concerned… let’s be honest, she’s comedy gold.)

Chrissy gave birth to their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14, 2016, and son, Miles Theodore Stephens, on May 16, 2018.

And their little family is simply the cutest.

And by that, we mean she posts the ins and outs of being a mom.

And she perfectly outlines the tiring but wonderful experience of raising 2 young children.

And recently, Chrissy has opened up on something very personal…

In a recent interview with SheKnows, the mom opened up about how she didn’t immediately connect with her children when they were born.

Which is what a lot of moms can relate to! “When I had my girl, Luna, I would kind of vent and complain that she didn’t feel like she was connecting with me,” she said.

“I felt so sad that she wasn’t connecting with me, because I’m her mother and I spend so much time with her. I’m nursing her, I’m doing everything I can for her,” she continued.

“So many of my girlfriends were talking about how wait until you have a little boy. A little boy is going to just love on you and all he’s going to want is his mommy… But things didn’t change when Miles was born.”

“I had my little boy and he wasn’t that way. And that was really tough for me to go through, just because of other mothers telling me that’s the way it was going to be,” she said. “I was taught that this little boy would want nothing but his mommy, and that didn’t happen with me. And that’s when I started to realize, slowly, that there is no rhyme or reason. You just never know.”

Studies have found that about twenty percent of new moms and dads feel no real emotional attachment to their newborn in the hours after delivery. Sometimes, it takes weeks or even months to feel that attachment. If a parent hasn’t begun bonding with their baby, they shouldn’t feel anxious or guilty – it should come with time.

This is nothing at all to be ashamed of…

And Chrissy believes that other moms shouldn’t be giving advice to those struggling to establish that immediate bond.

“Even when people are well-intentioned, it can hurt a little bit. So I’ve always been very hesitant on giving advice to people, like that advice because sometimes you hear something small like that, it can really affect you,” she said. “When you don’t fall into that category, it makes you feel useless all over again.”

“I’m so insanely connected with my daughter, and she is my baby, and we are best friends, and it’s just, it’s different,” she explained, “You just never know.” Keep scrolling to see John and Chrissy take a lie detector test…