Chrissy Teigen Says This Is the Number One Reason She Gets Mom-Shamed

“We're all so worried that we're not doing all that we can, when we really are."
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February 21, 2020
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Chrissy Teigen is no stranger to mom-shaming. In the past, she’s been mom-shamed for how she’s gone down a slide with her daughter, Luna, how she held her daughter,bottle-feeding instead of breastfeeding, having a date night postpartum—the list goes on (and on). Now, the model-turned-cookbook-author and mom of two is opening up about the number one reason she gets mom-shamed by her followers.

Apparently, it centers around mealtimes and what the cookbook author chooses to feed her kids. “It’s pretty much everything. Any time I post a picture of them holding ribs or eating sausage, I get a lot of criticism,” Teigen, 34, stated in an interview with TODAY Parents. “Vegans and vegetarians are mad and feel that we’re forcing meat upon them at a young age. They freak out."

Another source of shaming for Teigen, who shares daughter Luna, 3, and son Miles, 21 months, with husband and singer John Legend? Travel photos. “If they get a glimpse of the car seat there is a lot of buckle talk,” Teigen told the outlet. “Maybe for one half of a second, the strap slipped down. And TV is another big one. We have TV on a lot in my house. John and I work on television; we love watching television."

Of course, over the years Teigen has become a pro at shaming the mommy-shamers, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to let the shaming roll off your back. “The comments affect me. Of course.” she admitted in the interview.

However, she also shared that, since the birth of her second child, she’s learned how to have “thicker skin” and shut down her own negative self-talk.

“When Luna was a little baby, I would get so sad. I remember being bummed out because I felt like she didn’t love me as much as she loved John. It was the dumbest silliest thing to worry about,” Teigen told the outlet. “Now, when Miles pulls away from me, I’m not taking it the same way. I know how strong Luna and my bond is, and I know Miles and I will be there too. You can’t take anything personally.”

Teigen has been open about suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth to Luna, as well as the anxiety she deals with as a celebrity mom. She hopes that more and more moms will be able to shut down their own negative self-talk and tell themselves they’re doing a great job.

“Hearing that nine out of 10 moms don’t feel like they’re doing a good enough job is terrible,” she stated in the interview. “We’re all so worried that we’re not doing all that we can, when we really are."

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