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Chrissy Teigen talks choosing gender of baby via IVF

25 February 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Chrissy Teigen has talked about choosing the gender of her first child with John Legend via IVF noting that her husband deserved to have a little girl.

The model and author, who is promoting her new cookbook “Cravings,” shared in a recent interview: “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’” She pointed out that she thinks she was the most excited by the fact that Legend will be the best father to their little girl.

Teigen added, “It excited me to see … just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!”

Choosing the gender of the baby is possible via preimplantation genetic screening or preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

After the news about choosing the gender broke, one of the followers of Teigen took to Twitter to say: "Did you choose the hair and the eye color too @chrissyteigen….smh messing with the natural blessings from God. I liked you a lot.”

Teigen then responded that her natural blessing from God was infertility. She added, “And for the record, I am always happy and open to speak on infertility. The more casual, the better! I don't mind. I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes.”

She continued to say that she is just casually open with the issue as she is around with open-minded people but she forgot that it could be controversial. She continued, “Anyhow I am not mad at anyone's beliefs but I don't really actively seek out people to make them feel bad about their decisions either.”