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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend expecting first child, after two year fertility struggle

Published 13/10/2015 | 07:16

Model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend are elated to announce they are becoming parents soon.

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The couple have been trying to conceive for quite some time, and Chrissy has even spoken publicly about her struggles to become pregnant.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 22, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 22, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

But all their efforts have paid off, as the Sports Illustrated cover girl is now carrying a baby.

“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant :),” she wrote on Instagram Monday 12 October (15). “As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We're so excited that it's finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx”

Model Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards
Model Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Chrissy, 29, went public with the couple's conception struggles last month (Sep15) during an episode of her new US chat show FABLife.

The star noted they were even trying to have a baby before getting married in 2013.

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

Singer John Legend arrives with wife Chrissy Teigen at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.
Singer John Legend arrives with wife Chrissy Teigen at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.
Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and musician John Legend attend the DIRECTV Super Fan Tailgate at Pendergast Family Farm on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for DirecTV)
Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and musician John Legend attend the DIRECTV Super Fan Tailgate at Pendergast Family Farm on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for DirecTV)

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During the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year Chrissy laid out her baby plans. She may have made her fortune as a model, but the stunning star is more than happy to sport a pregnancy bump a few times over.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Model Christine Teigen (L) and musician John Legend attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Model Christine Teigen (L) and musician John Legend attend the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"I don't think I would stop having kids until I can no longer have them. My minimum is four, which is most people's absolute maximum," she laughed to MailOnline. "I have a three-legged dog and three other bulldogs, so I love a bit of chaos. Things are fun when they are chaotic. I tell John, 'What's three kids when you can have four? What's the difference?'

“We want a significant brood. I imagine my kids at the table in the holidays, being very full of life and laughter. I'm an all or nothing type of girl. I don't go half-a*sed. There's no grey area.”

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