Twitter Queen Chrissy Teigen, has just revealed the correct pronunciation of her name: “Word! Gave up a long time ago,” she tweeted at a fan about the matter on Sunday. “Last name is tie-gen not tee-gen.”
Well, don’t we feel a little bit awkward?
Fortunately, when it comes to sass C.T, is known for delivering the goods, which is why we’re not taking it too personally.
Like the time when she responded to a fan’s tweet about women not taking the last name of their husband.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you may not have even noticed that Chrissy wasn’t a Legend (by name only, not personality). But apparently we’ve been following their adorable interactions so closely that this whole name thing has never registered.
Until user @_MercyFul decided to point it out.
Despite the tweet being from last August, Chrissy decided to resurrect the post with a truly solid 8 words:
As it turns out, John Legend’s last name is actually Stephens, which means that if she chose to take his last name, she would be Christine Stephens – which doesn’t particularly suit her larger-than-life nature. It also means that their daughter Luna’s full name is actually Luna Stephens and not Luna Legend, which we’re just slightly disappointed by.
Chrissy went on to explain that the choice had nothing to do with being against the tradition, but just something she “never got around to.” That’s right – our girl is too busy to bother impressing strangers on the internet.
In an interview with MTV News in 2008, John explained the origin of his last name, which started after friend and poet, J. Ivy, first began using the word “legend” to describe him.
“John Legend is a nickname that some friends started calling me, and it kind of grew into my stage name … ‘Legend’ is something that I never would have chosen for myself originally. It grew to the point where more people in my circle would know me by that name than by my real name. I had to make a decision.”
With or without the name, they’re both legends to us.