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Supermodels Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks reveal fertility struggles in emotionally charged interview

Published 17/09/2015 | 13:02

Two high profile supermodels prove that there's a reason you shouldn't interrogate women about their plans to have children.

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Sports Illustrated supermodel Chrissy Teigen opened up about her fertility issues for the first time on Tyra Bank's new talkshow, FABLife.

The wife of musician John Legend lamented that the media is always prying about the couple's plans to start a family.

“I will say, honestly, John and I are having trouble,” the 29-year-old funnywoman admitted.

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

The bubbly star, known for her candid and witty social media feeds added that she would have had kids years ago if she had her way.

“We would have kids five, six years ago if it had happened,” she revealed. “But my gosh, it’s been a process!”

Model Chrissy Teigen and her singer husband John Legend arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow
Model Chrissy Teigen and her singer husband John Legend arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

 “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 is really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.’ And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me.”

America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks (41) sympathised with Chrissy, choosing to share her own experiences to the audience.

Host Tyra Banks attends The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for NATAS)
Host Tyra Banks attends The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for NATAS)

“I just feel like we’re so hard on each other and judgmental of each other," the former Victoria's Secret Angel said. "And a woman that is divorced three times is more normal than a woman who has not been married."

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

“When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ Then I turned 24. ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ And then just every single year I kept saying that. And then, after a while it’s like, OK, now I want to, and it’s not so easy.”

Tyra has been in a relationship with her photographer boyfriend Erik Asla for over two years, and recently revealed that they are undergoing IVF treatment in hope of starting a family.

 “I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments,” she said.

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