*Days after Tyra Banks revealed she had tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant through IVF treatments, her FABLife co-star Chrissy Teigen has opened up about her similar struggle to conceive.
On an episode set to air Monday, Sept. 21, the model spoke about the irritation she feels when people constantly ask her when she and husband John Legend will have kids.
“I can’t imagine being that nosy, like, ‘When are the kids coming?’ because who knows what somebody’s going through, who knows if somebody’s struggling?” said Teigen, 29. “I would say, honestly, [that] John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it had happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process.”
Teigen added that she and Legend — who married in an intimate ceremony in Lake Como, Italy, in September 2013 — have gone to see fertility doctors in hopes of a little one, but to no avail.
Banks, 41, also spoke about her fertility struggle, tearing up as she revealed how fans on social media pressure her to have children.
“When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, in three years, you’re going to have kids. Then I turned 24,” she said, wiping away tears. “And then just every single year I kept saying that. And after a while, it’s like, ‘Okay, I want to, but it’s not so easy.’”
Both women recognized that speaking publicly about their fertility challenges may help other women going through similar circumstances.
“Once you open up about those things with other people, you start learning that a lot of people are seeing these people [fertility doctors], and they have this shame about it,” Teigen said. “So anytime anybody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m just like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling and it’s going to be really hurtful to them, and I hate that. Stop asking me!’”