25 February 2016, 15:27
The model has defended her decision.
Chrissy Teigen has opened up about why she chose to have a daughter with John Legend.
Tiegen, who announced her pregnancy with Legend in October, underwent vitro fertilisation (IVF).
"I’ve made this decision. Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl,” she revealed to The People.
What year is this!? And for the record, I am always happy and open to speak on infertility. The more casual, the better! I don't mind.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) 24 February 2016
“It excited me to see…just the thought of seeing [John Legend] with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond.”
I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) 24 February 2016
“A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick.
“But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa—it’s crazy!”
The model then received a backlash from some people on Twitter but she fired back.
Meanwhile, John Legend recently performed at The Grammys as part of a special Lionel Richie Tribute.