Disney/Image Group LAModel, cookbook author and new mother Chrissy Teigen said she knew “mommy shaming” existed but she had never expected to be shamed for going to dinner with her husband, John Legend, after the birth of their daughter.
“I used to read mommy blogs like crazy so I knew mommy shaming was a thing, but I didn’t think it would come from going to dinner,” Teigen said Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. “We were gone for an hour. We had a good meal together.”
Teigen and Legend were photographed going out to eat a little more than a week after the April 14 birth of their first child, Luna Simone Stephens.
The photos sparked a controversy online, with some commenters criticizing Teigen for leaving her baby at home so soon after her birth.
“We needed a break. We needed to enjoy each other’s company and be out,” Teigen said, adding that she thinks a “happy mommy, happy daddy” will result in a “happy baby.”
Teigen also raved about what a good father John has been so far — except in one department: serenading his daughter.
“We tried to think of a bath time song and I’ll just say…that’s winning no awards. It’s horrible!” she laughed. “I think he’s used to something a little deeper. We need to just get him into children’s books more.”
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