Chrissy Teigen Admits The Relatable Reason Why She Read Gossip Blogs When She Started Dating John Legend

Chrissy Teigen was just an average 18-year-old working at a local surf shop when her future as a model unexpectedly began. A photographer stopped by the surf shop and asked if he could snap some photos of Teigen on the beach.

She began applying for modeling jobs. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Teigen reminisced about her early modeling days and detailed that money and success didn’t come easy.

“I had no credit cards, I didn’t have a bank account, and it just didn’t occur to me to ask my dad for money,”

Teigen continued, “I knew exactly how much it was with tax to get a McDouble and fries.” 

How did Teigen and Legend meet?

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at a formal gala
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Teigen and Legend first met on the set for the Stereo music video back in 2007. She was 21 years old when they met; he was 27.

Though they both got along well from the start, Legend admitted that it took him a couple years before deciding to marry Teigen.

According to Entertainment Tonight, even though the relationship moved quickly, neither one of them took the relationship too seriously at first. Teigen joined Legend on tour a few months later, and then the romance began to pick up the pace.

They are happily married

The happy couple married in 2013. Teigen and Legend take pride in their happy marriage. Legend claims that Teigen’s sense of humor is what caused him to fall in love with her.

According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Legend said their successful marriage is due to Teigen’s sense of humor, as well as their mutual respect and admiration.

During their recent interview with Vanity Fair, they both gushed about their love for each other and the love they have for their family. Teigen likes to keep her relationship down-to-Earth and even likes to troll her husband on social media.

Family of four

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Teigen and Legend have two adorable children together. Their daughter, Luna, is 3 years old. Their son, Miles, is 1 year old.

Teigen wears many titles: model, actress, author, and social media influencer. Though many celebrities prefer to keep their children’s identities a secret, Teigen likes to talk about her kids and share photos of them on social media.

Teigen is a social media influencer on Twitter and Instagram. Her Instagram contains many photos of her children. Teigen describes her young daughter as sassy. Teigen describes her toddler son as being laid-back.

She is a millennial mom who knows how to keep it real while sharing details about her children and enjoying motherhood.

Chrissy Teigen read gossip blogs about Legend when they started dating

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Teigen admitted that when they first began dating, she used to read all the gossip blogs she could about Legend.

Teigen recently told Vanity Fair that when they first became a couple, most gossip blogs and magazines speculated about Legend’s sexuality and motives for dating models.

She elaborated in her interview with Vanity Fair, “I used to go on the websites and it was always either how I was his beard, or how he paid his past serious girlfriends, or how he was with some new model. Oh my god, I would read everything.”

When she first started dating Legend, many tabloids speculated that he was a womanizer or secretly in the closet. Teigen was curious if he had a secret reason for dating models, including herself. She quickly realized that she had nothing to worry about.

The pair are an adorable couple and are happily in love. Many women can relate to wanting to learn all there is to know about a new boyfriend.