Chrissy Teigen has a lot on her plate when it comes to work and her personal life, and she admitted being a present parent to her four kids — Luna, Miles, Esti and Wren — isn't easy.
“I want to take care of myself so that I can wake up and not have regrets of missing out on something they did,” the 38-year-old model told The Hollywood Reporter about her goals for 2024. “The physical time is something, but mentally it’s a lot. And I have a little girl that’s about to walk. I have a boy that’s just a mush that does nothing. I have another boy that’s so into sports and a girl that is just absolute perfection in a girl form. And to divide your time and your brain space for them is really difficult.”
Last year, the cookbook author and her husband, John Legend, welcomed daughter Esti, and then in June, they welcomed son Wren via surrogate.
It was a struggle for the pair to conceive, but Teigen was thankful for how things worked out.
"The rose is definitely Esti as a person. And I’d say getting to see Luna and Miles as siblings — that’s really incredible. I mean, John cried —like sobbed. He didn’t cry for the births. But when he saw Luna and Miles being so good to her when we brought her home, his eyes filled with water immediately. So that’s my rose. The bud is a challenge I’m working on. I guess self-care. I probably don’t do enough of that. But it’s not like I really did a lot of that before. My therapist will ask, 'What’s something that makes you happy? Just you.' And I’ll say, 'Making my kids happy and making my family happy.' And he’s like, 'No, no. We’ve got to find something for you.' And I’m like, 'No, if that brings me happiness, doesn’t that count for something?'" the star told The Bump in April 2023 — two months before Wren was born.
"So, yeah, I’m working on the self-care thing. And then the thorn I would say is probably the c-section in general and the recovery from the c-section. That’s been interesting. Normally, any thorns for the other births would’ve been like breastfeeding and stuff, but I just feel so seasoned now that I’m not even stressed about the b------feeding thing. It’s just the c-section was like a whole new ballgame. It was way harder than I thought it’d be," she continued.
Despite the sleepless nights and constantly catering to all kids, Teigen bragged about her multi-tasking skills.
"I can juggle a lot of things at once. I’m very good at throwing kid-friendly events. I’m a Girl Scout troop leader. I love creating those fun days. Maximizing those two hours is so fun to me, and getting to pair it with my love of food. I get to teach them something from the food world, or make a snack with them. Getting to teach them about compost, or getting to change their little brains, is so cool and so fun to me. And I really love putting together fun sleepover nights for my kids," she shared.