Chrissy Teigen Appreciates Support Following Revelation of Infertility Battle

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Chrissy Teigen is overwhelmed by the support she has received from her fans following a recent revelation that she and husband John Legend are enduring an infertility struggle.

It was while co-hosting Tyra Presents FABLife last week that Chrissy Teigen admitted she and John Legend had seen fertility doctors in their quest to have children. Tyra Banks admitted she was facing a similar struggle, too.

"I will say, honestly, John and I are having trouble," Chrissy Teigen said. "We would have kids five, six years ago if it'd happened," she added. "But my gosh, it's been a process!"

Chrissy continued, "So, anytime somebody asks me if I'm going to have kids, I'm like, 'One day, you're going to ask that to the wrong girl who's really struggling, and it's going to be really hurtful to them. And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me!'"

Despite the pain of her infertility issues, Teigen shared via social media her appreciation of the support she has received since appearing on the show.

While it's unclear if Chrissy Teigen has gone this route, Tyra Banks revealed that she had undergone IVF treatments in her quest to have a child with boyfriend Erik Asla.

"I'm so tired of seeing on my social media, 'Why don't you have kids? Why don't you have kids?'" she said. "You don't know. You don't know what I'm going through. You have no idea."

Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks have possibly ignited something that might result in a new social etiquette with regard to asking women when they're going to have children. Maybe, after hearing how these ladies have suffered from the social stigma that often accompanies an infertility struggle, people will think twice before asking such personal questions.

Kudos to Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks for bravely sharing their stories.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.