You’d think excited baby news – especially from a likeable celebrity who’s been quite outspoken about her struggles with conceiving – would be met with universal well-wishes from online fans.
Well, you don’t know the internet.
Model and TV star Chrissy Teigen – who this week announced she was expecting a baby girl with husband John Legend – has hit back at online commenters, who criticised her decision to conceive through IVF and specifically choose a female embryo during the process.
In a series of tweets posted overnight, Teigen shared some of the judgmental comments she’s received – including claims that she was being “unnatural” and “sad”.
“Natural or IVF, my daughter will never speak to another human like this,” she responded, sarcastically adding, “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes.”
Despite the fact that she doesn’t owe anyone a justification over her baby-making decisions, Teigen went on to explain the IVF process to ill-informed haters.
Teigen – a food show regular in the States, who recently released her first cookbook, Cravings – has previously spoken out about her difficulties falling pregnant.
“John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process,” she told talk show host Tyra Banks last year, slamming reporters who kept asking her when she’d be having a baby.