Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to being mommy-shamed, and she always handles it like a pro. The Cravings author is just one of many celebrity mothers whose choices are unfairly criticized and judged. Rarely do A-list dads receive the same treatment, a double-standard that Teigen’s husband John Legend points out in a new interview with Romper.
“People were shaming Chrissy for leaving the house, and didn’t say anything bad to me,” Legend told the publication, recalling a particularly ridiculous mommy-shaming incident from 2016. (All Teigen did was leave the house without her daughter, Luna. Truly. That’s it!) “Look, we’re both parents and we’re both going out. If you think that’s not appropriate — and first of all, you shouldn’t think that’s not appropriate — if you’re going to blame somebody, blame both of us, not just the mother.”
Legend has this same mindset about every aspect of his personal life. He and Teigen are a unit in everything they do. “I feel like we tag-team or we split, especially when [our son] Miles was first born and when it came to breast-feeding and having that be a regular part of the ritual with him,” Legend also told Romper. “Chrissy had to tend to him more than I could, so I took it upon myself to really make sure Luna was good. So we kind of split off that way.”
He continued, “We just figure out who needs what and try to do what we can and never look at it as, ‘This is Chrissy’s job and this is my job.’ This is our job, together. We’re both parents and we make it work.”
Add this to the growing list of reasons why John Legend is the best. All dads should follow his example, TBH.
“I have a career in the music business, but we all know who the star of the family is. She’s the heart and soul of the family too,” Legend said about Teigen at Glamour‘s 2018 Women of the Year Awards. “I am very much in love with this woman. I mean, obviously, I guess. She is my wife. And she is the mother of our daughter Luna and our son Miles.”