Many families are having a difficult time adjusting to quarantine life under the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but model/television personality Chrissy Teigen and her husband, singer John Legend are quite thankful to have hired help as they raise their two children, 3-year-old Luna and 1-year-old Miles Stephens during their home quarantine.
Chrissy Teigen recently expressed how grateful she was to have her mother, Vilailuck “Pepper Thai” Teigen and several others which include a house manager and multiple nannies, assist her and John Legend with their children. “My mom is still with us and we have [others helping as well]. That’s why whenever I get asked like, ‘How are you doing?’ I’m like, I can’t say anything but ‘Great’ because we have so much help,” said Teigen. “We have really wonderful people around us who are helping our world still go round, where we’re still able to work and take meetings — do these interviews — and get that break where someone else can take your child in the pool.”
Though it is not uncommon for parents to hire help with their children, Chrissy Teigen is grateful all the same, especially during the time of coronavirus where the unemployment rates are reaching record numbers. “I give an incredible amount of thanks to the people that we have who still want to be here with us. You look at the unemployment rates now — we’re almost at 11 million people — and people are struggling to work and pay rent and their landlords are still coming for their rent, which they don’t have money for. We hear that and understand all of it and I can’t imagine the scenario,” says Teigen.
“So more than anything, you understand that we are incredibly, incredibly lucky because we really do hear and see everything that other people are going through. It’s such an incredibly hard time for people right now — for a lot of people,” continued Teigen. “It’s such a weird thing to be like: Yeah, we’re good. ‘How are you holding up?’ We’re holding up fine. It’s not us that anybody needs to ask that about, you know?”
While raising her children during the quarantine, Chrissy Teigen also spends time promoting her new comedy court show Chrissy’s Court, where she plays the judge and her mother Pepper Thai plays the bailiff, on streaming service Quibi.
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