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Let’s face the facts: everyone loves model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, her musician husband, John Legend, and their two adorable children. Chrissy and John are a power couple, wealthy and successful. Better yet, by all outer appearances, they remain deeply in love even after more than five years of marriage. John is well-known for his award-winning music and has not only won more than one Grammy, but also an Oscar, an Emmy, and even a Golden Globe. Chrissy, meanwhile, has co-written two cookbooks, been a cover model, and currently hosts a TV show, and her name is on clothing, makeup, and even cookware!
The two have long had a base in New York City, although they’ve traded in their tiny apartment for a larger one after having two kids. They also have a much larger home in Beverly Hills, California, and that’s where they seem to be setting down roots for the long haul. As an Instagram personality, Chrissy’s fans get a look into her private life more often than you might expect, as she has a habit of posting candid shots of her family. But if you’re not much of a celebrity watcher, or you’ve never set digital foot on Instagram, it could be you’ve never seen any of those shots? Read on to get a glimpse into the lives and home of this funny, beautiful family.
Bright colors and clean lines are the order of the day in the couple’s tastefully decorated home; this is not the only picture we’ve seen featuring predominately white walls, although we love the offset of green from the houseplant. Nor is it the only picture of Halloween festivities, for that matter; as the parents of young children, John and Chrissy definitely get in on the act, whether it’s displaying proudly carved pumpkins or getting in full costume with the littles. Perhaps one of our favorite things about this family is how much they clearly love one another, spending plenty of quality time together and simply enjoying life.
If you thought cookie jars were something only to be found in the kitchen of your grandmother, think again. Chrissy proudly displays an adorable dog-shaped cookie jar in her kitchen, which she designed in honor of her own pup, Pippa. You, too, can have one just like it, courtesy of every mom’s favorite buy-everything store--Target! Chrissy’s cookie jar is filled with tasty-looking treats from the trendy dessert icon Milk Bar, but we imagine that sometimes Chrissy also stocks it with goodies like these Skillet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies , recipe courtesy of her popular cookbook Cravings: Hungry for More .
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And speaking of the dog… the devoted duo are well-known as dog lovers, and currently have three dogs in their family (their fourth dog, Puddy, who was also their first dog together, passed away in March of 2018. Chrissy doesn’t post about her dogs as often as she posts about her children and her recipes, not to mention her other endeavors, but fans can rest assured that Pippa, Penny, and Pepper are regular fixtures in the household, where they are doted on by virtually everyone. Whether playing with the kid s or cuddling with the mistress and/or master, these are some well-loved pups!
Chrissy is well-known for her glowing complexion and seemingly flawless skin, courtesy of her Thai and Norwegian ancestry (and also, likely, a team of personal assistants). If you’re dying to take a little of that glow on yourself, remember that Chrissy has her own makeup line, available in Nordstrom, Ulta, and numerous other retail sources, available to everybody. And yes, Chrissy really does wear it herself, and we imagine that if you peeked in her bathroom drawers, you’d see messy piles of glorious lip glosses and more. Now if only we could find a picture of those bathroom drawers, perhaps we’d be able to satisfy some of our inner curiosity!
Most of us ladies dreamed of a giant dollhouse when we were kids. Chrissy is making that a reality for her little girl with this Chelsea Doll Cottage from KitKraft. She may be a celebrity, but you’ll still find Chrissy on the floor with a screwdriver, reenacting a scene we’re all super familiar with. Better yet, Luna is getting in on the building! With a bouncer in the corner and all of the dollhouse’s packaging scattered nearby, this picture is so refreshingly normal ; despite what we all believe sometimes, this house is inhabited by children, and it’s not immaculately clean all the time!
Tummy time: it’s not just for the kids of us “normal” parents. And Chrissy’s son Miles is flashing us that same suspicious look we’ve all seen on the faces of our own little ones! Turns out we all do some of the same things when trying to strengthen our baby’s stomach and back muscles; even celebrities are not immune from spreading a colorful blanket on the floor to ward off any germs (or crumbs), and keeping entertaining toys nearby to try to trick the munchkin into staying down there just a few minutes longer.
Who among us hasn’t brought our baby into bed with us at some point, despite an overwhelming number of doctors telling us we shouldn’t? Yes, even Chrissy has done it, although she looks way more gorgeous and put-together than the rest of us do when lying amid our squishy blankets, even as she serenades little Miles. Classic white sheets may seem like a dubious choice to put an infant on, but there’s no denying how sleek and soft this bed looks. Is this picture from first thing in the morning? Naptime? Or is Chrissy just enjoying singing to her little one? No matter; we’ve all been there!
What’s cooking in Chrissy’s kitchen? If you somehow missed the past few years, our lady now has TWO cookbooks out in the world, co-authored by Adeena Sussman, and it’s not uncommon to find Chrissy in the kitchen cooking up various classy and comforting recipes from those glorious editions. Her Instagram frequently features images of mouthwatering dishes such as this amazing-looking lasagna,, Scallop Linguine with Casino Bread Crumbs , or Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders . The headnotes throughout are classic Chrissy, hilarious and Instagram-worthy, and the recipes give us all hope that we, too, can be just a tiny bit like her.
Chrissy Teigen, video gamer? Yes, Chrissy and John have a Switch, the latest generation gaming console from Nintendo that can literally be played anywhere. We’ve seen Chrissy playing backstage and we’ve seen her enjoying it at home, and those of us who enjoy a little lighthearted gaming ourselves can so identify here. What better way to spend some downtime than stretched out on the couch and getting lost in a fun game? Now we’re just curious about what some of her favorite games are so that we can add them to our own Switch collections!
Chrissy drew applause in December of 2018 when she openly acknowledged that her son, Miles, had been diagnosed with plagiocephaly , sometimes known as “flat head syndrome.” This is an issue and concern that so many of us face, and it’s refreshing to see Chrissy talking openly about it and even sharing pictures of her son wearing his special helmet on Instagram. But as other plagiocephaly parents know, that helmet doesn’t get in the way of kids doing normal kid things, like playing with big sister Luna. Kids being kids warms the heart no matter what, and we love seeing these two together.
One thing that really makes us swoon? Seeing how deeply involved John is in the lives of his two children! Yes, this father is just as at home snuggling his new baby as he is on stage performing. And that squishy couch sure looks like a comfortable place to while away the hours with a little sleeper. Chrissy and John may spend a lot of time on the road for their various careers, but when they are home, they have a comfortable, warm, inviting sanctuary, no matter which home they’re currently inhabiting.
So we might be cheating a bit here, because this picture clearly doesn’t feature Chrissy’s home. But we certainly hope she employs the magical craft of babywearing around the house once in awhile? Goodness knows that sometimes wearing our little ones helps make life easier at times, whether while prepping for meals (obvs not while using the actual stove) or while playing with Luna or even while walking one of the dogs. We just love this gorgeous patterned Balinese sling that Chrissy is using to wear Miles! It’s a beautiful pattern that would go great with any outfit, casual or even formal!
We love how one of Chrissy’s kitchens--we honestly don’t know if it’s in New York or California--foregoes much of what the rest of us consider standard for storage: dish cupboards. This is not the only picture in our leading lady’s Instagram showing simple shelves with plates, bowls, and more stacked on them. Easy access, easy to clean, easy to put away; it’s hard to argue with a minimalistic design like this and how straightforward and, oddly enough, elegant it looks. Will it lead to a trend of ditching the cabinets for the rest of us? I wouldn’t count on it, but Chrissy and John pull it off!
Goodness knows Chrissy makes breastfeeding look way more glamorous than it feels for most of us; somehow, her messy mom bun looks beautiful rather than like the rat’s nest we sport, and her ever-flawless skin doesn’t have that sleep deprived pallor one might expect from a new mom. Still, we can take comfort in the fact that, topless as she is, there’s a good chance her last top was removed due to spit-up! Also, how cute is Luna offering a toy to nurse? We love how Chrissy makes it look so peaceful and, well, normal.
We all love seeing our little ones get absorbed in a big art project, whether it’s drawing, playing with clay, or painting! Chrissy is no certainly exception, and has shown us before that she has no qualms about getting down and dirty with her daughter. In the past, she has celebrated Halloween by letting her daughter paint pumpkins, which is a fun alternative to carving them. On a paper-covered table in this Instagram shot from 2017, paint is everywhere , including all over little Luna. Look familiar, anyone? It’s nice to know that the children of celebrities make as big of messes as our own do!
Just like any mom, Chrissy Tiegen has All The Gear, including this simple but hugely functional baby bath and the associated bath time accessories. We can totally identify! We love knowing that Chrissy gets to take care of all the regular mom stuff, including taking joy in her son’s love of bathtime. In this home, bathtime means fun and games and, apparently, something soft to lean against just in case. We’d love to get a close-up of that toy so that we can pick one up for our own children. If Miles is having that much fun, surely it’s a great one to have!