Over an Instagram story on September 17th, the model and foodie, Chrissy Teigen, accidentally revealed her baby’s gender while talking about her pregnancy. Teigen was updating her fans about the size and health of her baby, and slipped in the pronoun ‘he’ when referring to the baby. The 34 year-old quickly covered her mouth realizing what she had said and just followed with “oops.” After the story, she called herself stupid, and wrapped up the conversation. It did not seem to be that big of a deal to her as she continued to post the story, and later posted it on her wall to share the news with the rest of her fans. The baby boy will be the third child for Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend, so perhaps they were not planning a large gender reveal anyway.
Watch the adorable and small slip up here:
How ‘Chrissy’ Of Her
Twitter users were quick to congratulate the model and her husband, and make fun of her gender reveal. Teigen is known for being hilarious, outspoken, unfiltered, and all together ‘TMI.’ Her quirky personality always has fans laughing, and guessing what her next slip up will be; like the time she accidentally flashed everyone at an awards ceremony back in 2016 when her high slit dress was slit a little too high. Or in 2019, when she publicly posted her email address without realizing it and got non stop FaceTime calls from strangers.
Many twitter users laughed at the idea of her sharing the sensitive information in such a cause was just “so Chrissy Teigen” of her, and the least surprising thing she could do.
— #KayleyCoogs *️⃣ (@coogs25) September 17, 2020
not that i expected a gender reveal or anything, but i imagine a sandwich-related reveal would've been up your alley (not really sure how one would successfully do a sandwich gender-reveal, but i'm sure it could be done).
— mands (@mmtankersley) September 17, 2020
No Wild Fires In This Reveal
Some tweets even poked at the fact that while her reveal was not ideal, at least it did not start a wildfire or cause harm to anybody as we all are familiar with by now. This, of course, is alluding to the California Wildfires that were caused by a gender reveal in Southern California earlier this September. The wildfires burned down over 7,000 acres in San Bernardino county. Twitter users wanted to make Teigen an example of what an unproblematic reveal could look like. Maybe she mentioned the pronoun, but she displace anyone or cause any damage.
Twitter user, @skh4102, said, “it didn’t destroy millions of acres of forest and thousands of homes and businesses and also kill people.”
Chrissy Teigen’s baby’s gender (assigned en utero) reveal was better than yours ✨and✨ it didn’t destroy millions of acres of forest and thousands of homes and businesses and also kill people.
— sarah k harris (@skh4102) September 18, 2020
— claire de lune (@ClaireMPLS) September 17, 2020
Oh wow – you did a gender reveal without burning down a state!
Congrats (on the baby, and not burning down the state!)
— Sean Conley (@seanwconley) September 17, 2020
Teigen even laughed about the joke herself while replying to a fan’s tweet saying, “no fires and no one shot in the d-ck.” She was referring to the viral video where a man got slammed in the crotch while shooting off a powder ‘bomb’ to reveal his child’s gender in early September.
😩 no fires and no one shot in the dick https://t.co/XivbQ8o5mq
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 17, 2020
Chrissy is not shy about being totally open and honest about her body and her life, which is why she has such a cult following with over 13 million followers on Twitter and 31 million on Instagram. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend share two beautiful children, Luna, 4, and Miles, 2. Teigen has shared her journey with pregnancy, as they have struggled getting pregnant naturally and turned to IVF for previous pregnancies. Back in June, she took a pregnancy test before going in for surgery, and the test came back negative. A few weeks following her procedure, John and Chrissy round out that she indeed had been pregnant prior to the surgery, but luckily the baby and her are doing well.
This lighthearted accident over Instagram on Teigen’s behalf, is honestly what we needed in 2020. No drama, no theatrics- just a funny mistake to lighten your week.