Chrissy Teigen Shares the Hardest Part of Being a Mom of Four

The model and her husband, John Legend, are the proud parents of 2-month-old Wren, 7-month-old Esti, 4-year-old Miles and 7-year-old Luna. See how she makes sure these plenty of love to get around.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Assistant Editor
Published August 31, 2023

Chrissy Teigen has a full house of little ones to love these days! And while having so many children running around the house can be joyful, it’s not always easy to feel confident that everyone’s getting their fair share.

Teigen and her husband, John Legend, welcomed their fourth child Wren Alexander Stephens on June 19 via surrogate. The youngest baby boy joins 7-month-old Esti, 4-year-old Miles and 7-year-old Luna, rounding out the sweet and busy family of six.

Since growing their family, the model and activist admits she’s had a bit of a hard time feeling like she’s always spreading the love equally. “For me, the hardest part is making sure the older ones feel loved and taken care of and just as special as the babies, even though you might have your hands on the babies a lot more,” Teigen told People.

"There’s a lot of diaper changing and feeding and it seems like you’re coddling these two little babies and they’re not getting enough. I was speaking with my therapist and I was like, 'I’m having a hard time because I want to make sure that Miles and Luna feel like we still love them,” she said, adding, “I think any parent of multiple kids can understand that you want to make sure they still feel loved.”

When it comes to making sure her older children feel the love, Teigen says she and Legend do their best to “make sure they feel fulfilled and happy and paid attention to and listened to," she said. “It can be a lot, it’s a lot to give yourself to little beings, but we sign up for it. We ask for it and we want to do it, and it’s all okay.”

But on days when there’s simply not enough mom or dad to spread around or when she worries she’s giving enough to her kids, Teigen reminds herself that here little ones will always ask for more, “so it’s important to give them the things they need but also support yourself so you don’t go crazy," she laughs.

While the Cravings cookbook author hasn’t completely shut down the idea of adding to her clan, she’s happy that “our family is sold now. Hopefully, there’s no new changes in the next year and this is our tight number now," she said.

Hear more from Teigen and Legend on parenting, fast food and the fourth trimester.

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