Chrissy Teigen Claps Back After Critic Says She Only Has Kids to "Stay Relevant"

After a social media user accused Chrissy Teigen and John Legend of "always trying to stay relevant by talking and keep on having kids," the cookbook author clapped back. See her response.

By Elyse Dupre Apr 16, 2024 3:03 PMTags
Watch: Chrissy Teigen Claps Back After Critic Says She Only Has Kids to “Stay Relevant”

Chrissy Teigen isn't afraid to add a little spice to the comments section.

After her husband John Legend posted an Instagram tribute in honor of daughter Luna's 8th birthday, a social media user accused the couple of "always trying to stay relevant by talking and keep on having kids"—adding that "no one cares."

However, Chrissy soon clapped back. 

"Yes very bored and need attention," the cookbook author sarcastically replied on April 15, "and there is no other way in the world to get it than having kids." 

Although, Chrissy's response may not surprise fans. After all, she's called out critics before

And she's not afraid to playfully troll her family members, either. After reading John's post—in which he called Luna the "best daughter we could ask for," Chrissy wrote back, "Just read this to Esti."

Esti, of course, is the pair's 15-month-old daughter, whom they welcomed in January 2023 about two years after they lost their son Jack 20 weeks into pregnancy. Five months later, Chrissy and John added son Wren to their family via surrogate.

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And the EGOT winner has shared how Luna and their son Miles, 5, have been adjusting to life with their new siblings.

"They're really taking to it well now," John told E! in November. "I think it's actually making them more mature and they're stepping up. They're becoming more independent now. It just took a little while, but now I feel like it's really been good for them."

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In fact, Chrissy recently noted she'd be open to possibly expanding their family in the future—telling reporters, "As soon as Wren is walking I'm like, 'Ahhh, I want another!'" 

For now, keep reading to see her and John's family photos.

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Chrissy and John feed their youngest kids Esti and Wren in this February 2024 photo.

Vow Renewal Trip

To celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, Chrissy and John traveled with their kids to Lake Como, Italy, where they first married in 2013, to participate in a vow renewal ceremony in front of family and friends. They brought along their kids LunaMiles, plus babies Esti and Wren (both pictured).

3-Way Hug

Chrissy and John shared a hug with Miles on the family's vow renewal trip.

Mother & Daughter

Chrissy hugged daughter Luna during her and John's vow renewal trip with their family.

Cool Kid

Chrissy appeared with daughter Esti during the vow renewal trip.

Daddy's Girl

John carried baby Esti on his shoulders.

Family of Six

Chrissy and John appeared with their kids Luna, 7, Miles, 5; Esti, 7 months, and Wren, 1 month, on a tropical vacation in August 2023.

Dad and His Kids

John shared this photo on Instagram after Chrissy announced the news, writing, Wren Alexander Stephens, our new love."


Chrissy revealed on June 28, 2023 that she and John welcomed another baby boy, Wren Alexander Stephens, via surrogate earlier that month. He is partially named after the surrogate herself, Alexandra, who is pictured here with the Chrissy's Court star.

Presenting Wren Alexander Stephens

Chrissy shared this photo of her and John's son after his birth in June 2023.

Welcome Baby Wren

Chrissy and John appeared with their son after his birth in June 2023.

Legend-arily Adorable

Chrissy and John appeared with their kids Luna, 6, Miles, 4, and baby Esti, almost 3 months, in Venice, Italy in April 2023.

Mother & Daughter

Chrissy appeared with the couple's youngest daughter during a trip to London in April 2023.

Family of Five

Chrissy and John posed with their three kids in a Valentine's Day photo.

Calling Home

Miles sweetly crashed a video call between his dad and mom.

Nap Time

Little Esti fell asleep her mama's shoulder.


John cuddled with baby Esti in a sweet father-daughter snap.

"Our New Love"

John shared his first photo with baby Esti all bundled up.


"look at u out here lookin like a baby," Chrissy captioned a photo of daughter Esti.

She and John welcomed the baby girl on Jan. 13. 

New Sister

The couple introduced their new baby girl to the world by sharing a photo of daughter Luna and son Miles holding the newborn in a fuzzy blanket from Barefoot Dreams.

"She's here! Esti Maxine Stephens - the house is bustling and our family could not be happier," Chrissy wrote on Instagram. "Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a c section!? We are in bliss."

Meanwhile, John penned from his account, "I'm in awe of Chrissy's strength and resilience and I'm so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I'm so, so grateful, but that doesn't seem like a big enough word."

Dress to Impress

"Sometimes you gotta cooooordinate," John wrote on Instagram as his daughter wore a dress from the American Girl x Janie and Jack collection.

Live Lullaby

During his dad's kick off concert for his Las Vegas residency on April 22, Chrissy shared a hilarious photo of Miles sleeping through the set.

Play Time

Who wants to play with Miles? Chrissy and John's son was all smiles when exploring his DockATot Tent of Dreams. 

Birthday Fun

Chrissy hosted a math competition and family dinner for John's 42nd birthday on Dec. 28, 2020.

TV Time

Ever wonder what Chrissy's family watches during the day? Here's your answer. "Thank you @mightyexpressofficial for releasing new episodes on @NetflixFamily!" the proud mom wrote on Instagram. "It's their favorite show and these two have watched every episode over and over and over, so mom and dad are verrrrrry happy there are new ones!" 

Let's Eat

"Superheroes and sushi was a hit!!" Chrissy wrote on Instagram as John and Miles enjoyed a sushi class with Krispy Rice. "I cannot thank @krispyrice enough for making this happen for our little class." 


Want to be a fly on the wall in the Legend-Teigen house? Chrissy's Instagram Stories could help! The Cravings author documented John enjoying father-daughter time as Luna was styled in Mini Boden.

Family Rules

Life isn't always pretty, but it's always filled with love in this household. "Forever!" Chrissy wrote on her Instagram


Bed Time

When it was time for Chrissy to read a children's book, the proud mom snuggled up with the Barefoot Dreams In The Wild throw.  


While celebrating Fourth of July 2020, Chrissy captured John and their son Miles wearing matching swimsuits.

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