Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are ready to be parents again, and they hope IVF will help them conceive a second time.
John opened up about their desire to grow their family despite fertility struggles in a new interview published on Monday by Cosmopolitan.
Together, the 38-year-old singer and Chrissy, 31, have a one-year-old daughter, Luna, conceived thanks to in vitro fertilization.
United: John Legend opened up about his wife Chrissy Teigen and his desire to support her in any way he can as she cuts back on alcohol in a new interview published on Monday
John acknowledged that having a baby is a ‘big challenge’ for a couple, albeit one that ultimately ‘strengthens your bond because if you make it through [having a child], you know you can make it through anything’.
‘I think it’s especially difficult when you can’t conceive naturally. You want to feel like everything’s working properly and want everything to be perfect, but sometimes it’s not,’ he added.
‘I wouldn’t say we can’t conceive naturally, but I would say that it’s enough of a challenge where it felt like we needed help.
‘We’re lucky that we’re living in an age where we can conceive in other ways. [IVF] brought us Luna and hopefully it will bring us a few more awesome kids, too.’
John also followed up on Chrissy’s public announcement that she has decided to cut back on alcohol after noticing she was drinking ‘too much’.
Exchange: ‘We’re always honest with each other, so we discuss everything that’s on our minds,’ the 38-year-old singer said of himself and Chrissy, 31
Family: Chrissy and John, who had their first daughter Luna (pictured), now one, thanks to in vitro fertilization, want to conceive their second child
‘We’re always honest with each other, so we discuss everything that’s on our minds. When she was thinking about how she wanted to drink less, we talked about it,’ John said about his wife.
‘I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together. Whenever she sets her mind to anything, I always tell her, “I want to support you and help you do it.” ‘
His comments came in response to a statement made by Chrissy last week, in which she openly described how she realized she needed to curb her alcohol consumption.
‘I was, point blank, just drinking too much,’ she told Cosmopolitan in a separate interview.
‘I got used to being in hair and make-up and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show.
‘And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It’s not a good look for me, for John, for anybody.’
Enjoying: In the meantime, John and Chrissy are soaking up the fun and seeing friends before the procedure, which Chrissy described as ‘super hard’, can begin
Proud dad: ‘We’re lucky that we’re living in an age where we can conceive in other ways. [IVF] brought us Luna and hopefully it will bring us a few more awesome kids, too,’ John said
In order to jump-start her new habits, Chrissy went with John on a wellness retreat in Bali.
But there is another reason why the couple, who also visited Italy and Corsica over the summer, has been traveling so much lately.
Chrissy and John are soaking up the fun and seeing friends before the IVF process, which Chrissy described as ‘super hard’, can begin for the second time of their lives.
John, who got married to Chrissy after four years of dating, said he finds committing to one woman ‘awesome’, and while he admits that he wouldn’t try and portray himself as the ‘perfect spouse’, he is proud of being a committed husband.
Pair: John, who got married to Chrissy after four years of dating, said he finds committing to one woman ‘awesome’, and expressed his pride for being a committed husband
View: ‘I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father, and/or a good parent,’ John added
‘I don’t mind being known as somebody who’s devoted to their wife. I am devoted to Chrissy. And when I write about [my commitment to her], it’s me being authentic,’ he said.
‘I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father, and/or a good parent. If I’m one of the people who helps make that cooler, I think that’s great.’
The Grammy Award winner also explained that, having started high school when he was just 12, he lost his virginity early on, something he now attributes to peer pressure and feeling like he had to measure up to everyone else.
‘Just being around older people that were having sex, it felt like I had to catch up with everybody,’ he said. ‘I think a lot pressure when you’re a [cisgender male] teen has to do with losing your virginity and negotiating relationships with women.’