Chrissy Teigen Defends Picking Gender Of Unborn Baby After Online Criticism
Earlier this week Chrissy Teigen revealed on Twitter how she had picked the gender of the embryo she is carrying during the IVF procedure – to ensure that she and her husband, musician John Legend, would have a daughter.
"I've made this decision...Not only am I having a girl, I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, "Let's put in the girl,"' she explained of her thought process.
The Sports Illustrated model added that she couldn't wait to see her husband turn into a doting dad. "It excited me to see...just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond," she explained.
Not to make anyone think she had a preference, Chrissy added that 'a son 'will come along.'
'We'll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick," she said. However, she did admit: "The number of embryos we have left is not matching the number of people I want at my dinner table, so I'll have to do it again. I wish I had frozen my eggs earlier. We have a few more on ice."
But Teigen, 30, who has been open about her struggles to conceive naturally, might not have foreseen the reaction her many social media followers would have to this particular piece of information, and suddenly found her Twitter feed aflame with criticism and harsh words.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "I do think it's sad people would pick a specific gender / prefer a specific gender."
But the model was quick to respond, writing back: 'what is that (sic) difference though? i've already created embryos with a doctor. only after must it be random?'
And after a barrage of negative messages, Chrissy wrote: '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.'
To try and divert from all the seriousness and critical words, Chrissy then then joked: 'I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes'.