Chrissy Teigen may look absolutely flawless when we see her on Instagram or the red carpet, but the down-to-earth celeb mom has been talking a lot recently about the realities of motherhood. Specifically, she admits that even though she wishes she could spend more time hanging out with her 11-month-old Luna, she knows she has it pretty good.
“I really want people to know that so many things go into all these things," she explained to Yahoo Style of her appearances out and about in Hollywood. "Having help. My mom lives with us. I have hair and makeup people. I’m not getting up and doing all this by myself. If I’m not being done for something, I’m not going anywhere. A lot of hands go into it. We have help. It’s important for people to know that. I have the utmost respect for mothers and single mothers who go to work and come home and make dinner. I do all these things, because I have help. Luna goes down at 6:30 and has a nurse watch her, and I can cook dinner.”
And while having that whole glam squad at her disposal may seem enviable, Teigen actually isn't the biggest fan of the whole getting camera-ready process. “These days, less is more," she explains. "I feel like it’s different for everyone. Some people love getting glammed up. I hate it. I hate sitting in that chair. It’s painful to me. If I could choose my day, it would be waking up and putting on a face mask and making my skin clean and spending time with my daughter. There’s not much else I care to do.”
Just yesterday, she posted this beautiful photo of herself with lil' Luna, clearly before she headed out looking as glamorous as always for the Beauty & the Beast premiere.
It's heartening to hear Teigen admit that it takes a whole army of makeup artists, stylists, and child care professionals for her to juggle all that is on her plate. It's way too easy to look at celebrities and think we should look as pulled together and have our parenting game strong. But that's not reality. And Teigen deserves a round of applause for setting the record straight.