Chrissy Teigen is undeniably the sweetheart of the internet. Her Twitter presence makes her beloved by fans all around the world. And even better? Her social media proficiency means fans can always feel connected to the star.
This weekend, Teigen took to Twitter for an interview with a difference. The questions were posed to her by fans and followers – and boy, did she get real about what it’s like to be famous!
Musical star Legend is married to model, Chrissy Teigen, and the pair have a huge public presence.
The pair got together over a decade ago and have gone from strength to strength ever since.
Teigen and Legend first met on the set of Legend’s 2007 music video for “Stereo,” where Teigen starred as the singer’s love interest.
The model, author, and TV personality later revealed that when the shoot was over, the pair went back to Legend’s hotel room, ate at In-N-Out, and hooked up.
“We did the music video, we were together for like 12 hours,” she told Wendy Williams in 2014. “We spent the entire day together, me in my underwear and him in a full suit, and I went to go say goodbye to him, to his hotel and we didn’t ever say goodbye that night.”
With Legend 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,” Teigen explained to Cosmopolitan in 2014.
But it wasn’t long before Teigen joined her beau on tour.
Although the pair had a mini-break up during this time… that lasted a day.
“He was feeling really bummed and stressed out [on tour]. 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.”
The couple took their first trip to Lake Como, Italy – the future site of their wedding and filming location for the music video of the smash hit “All of Me” – in 2007.
Apparently, it was on this getaway that Tiegen knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Legend.
…but it didn’t run quite as smoothly as he’d have hoped.
Legend proposed to Teigen 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,” Teigen 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.
“We actually got married after going to a couple of Fashion Week shows at Vera Wang, ironically who actually did my dress, but we got married at the courthouse right after,” Teigen explained to E! News.
“We are dumb and didn’t realize that our Italian wedding would not be recognized unless we had a real ceremony in New York City. So Irina Shayk was our witness – the most beautiful woman on earth!”
Teigen gave birth to their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14, 2016, and son, Miles Theodore Stephens, on May 16, 2018.
The 2 are a pivotal part of the celebrity scene and their fans lap it up (especially where Teigen’s relatable social media posts are concerned… let’s be honest, she’s comedy gold).
And it’s Teigen’s ongoing Twitter presence which has truly cemented her as an internet favorite.
She invited a whole bunch of questions about the reality of living life when you’re famous – and her responses didn’t disappoint.
She perfectly encapsulated the pros and cons that come with her unusual life.
Not what we expected – but certainly jealousy-inducing!
We’ve never related more.
There’s no denying Teigen keeps it real.
We have to say, we’d miss those comforting grocery store trips too!
Hot tips for if we ever become famous.
Not gonna lie, this one blew our minds.
Hmm … this one is a little less relatable.
Taking kids to the dentist is a rite of passage for a mom, after all.
Imagine being an Uber driver and picking up Chrissy Teigen.
We can’t imagine this would ever feel normal.
We can’t imagine the etiquette here is easily navigated.
Some things never change, whether you’re a celebrity or not.
We imagine this would make for a pretty complicated relationship.
Yet another aspect of celebrity life we’d never thought about.
It must be scary to have people knowing your business.
A lack of privacy is annoying – but a lack of safety is frightening!
Making friends as a celebrity sounds hard.
We’re glad we don’t have to think about our appearances so much.
It must be exhausting to be constantly approached by excited strangers.
Hey, you heard it here first!
This is something we’d never even considered before.
Yet another aspect of celebrity life we’d literally never considered.
We’re glad we get to watch from the comfort of our own homes!
We have to say, Teigen seems exceptionally understanding.
Teigen would make the best pre-k teacher!
Yep, we can see this getting pretty annoying!
Being famous as a job has so many aspects we’d never thought about.
We’re so curious as to who she’s talking about!
Celebrities – they’re just like us!
It’s great that Teigen has this level of perspective.
Talk about an invasion of privacy!
Growing up with famous parents must be bizarre.
No wonder they always seem so awkward.
Oh, c’mon Chrissy – tell us more!
Just one more question – how do we get in on the action?
Now, this is a privilege we could get on board with.
Wow, do we wish sometimes she’d give in to the temptation!
Another perk of celebrity life we wouldn’t be opposed to.
Ok, that’s it – how do we apply to work for Teigen?
We have to respect her honesty!
It’s comforting to know that even a superstar like Teigen had to start from the bottom and work her way up.
We find this surprisingly reassuring.
Follow up question – what was it?!
We stan a generous queen!
Oddly specific – but we don’t hate it!
For a celebrity, nannies have to be truly trusted, after all.
Fame seriously sounds like a double-edged sword.
Major props to Chrissy for always keeping it real.
C’mon John – spill the beans!