We all know that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are #relationshipgoals.
From playfully roasting each other online, to sharing gorgeous moments of their adorable family, this couple illustrates something actually worth striving for.
We know they are absolutely smitten with each other, they’re imperfect, they’re hilarious, but they are also real.
Even after 11 years together, Chrissy has never been shy about opening up about her marriage or relationship, remaining honest and authentic.
Although she has gained a lot of backlash, she still gives out truthful, relatable advice that we all should be listening too. It’s also pretty darn hilarious.
From dating, to marriage and babies, these are our top 12 Chrissy Teigen relationship tips.
1. Knowing When To Define the Relationship
“The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There’s so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”
2. Understanding What Works in Your Marriage
“Travel away from each other a lot, that helps. We’re not together 365. It’s nice to be able to really be like, ‘Oh my gosh, I miss you. I miss you so much.’ That works for both of us.”
3. The Best Place to Find ‘The One’
“The best place to pick someone up? I would definitely say work and at normal things, like the grocery store.”
4. The Truth Behind Having A Family
“Having a baby is a big challenge for a couple, and going through that together strengthens your bond because if you can make it through having a child, you know you can make it through anything.”
5. The Best Way to Deal with Unwanted Attention
“The best exit strategy for when someone’s trying to pick you up and you are not at all excited about it … is RUN.”
6. Knowing When to Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
“Thank you, Beyoncé, for making marriage seem cool. It’s the only reason I said yes.”
7. When You Have to Fight for Your Love
“It wasn’t a typical breakup. He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything and so yeah, I was like “no.”
8. The Importance of Humour and Roasting One Another
“I like to send John nudes and say ‘sorry wrong person.’”
9. On Realising Your Worth
“How is John taking off my jewellery “relationship goals” like your fuckin boyfriend won’t take your necklace off jfc leave him”
10. Honest Advice on the Effects of Children and Marriage
“I think the worst thing that can happen when you have a child is, like, grow this slow hatred or resentment because the man is not able to do very much, and that turns into other things … you can’t be like that. There are just things that they can’t do. They want to help but they just can’t.”
11. On Making Sure Your Husband Never Remarries
“I always have a note in my pocket that says “john did it” just in case I’m murdered because I don’t want him to remarry #truelove #tips”
12. Remembering the important days
“Another year with you has flown by and I am so proud of what you’ve accomplished. Every year, I wonder how things can even get better but you always find a way. Happy 37th birthday to the most wonderful, hard-working, loving being I, and anyone who has ever met you, have ever known. We love you, my handsome old man. Also I’m sorry I thought you were 37 all year.”
All images from @chrissyteigen
Written by Ellen Kirkness