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Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen Want You to Stop Asking Them About Kids!

Earlier this week, an excerpt of Gabrielle Union’s interview with Redbook magazine for their October issue, was released where Union said she feels as though she’s wearing a scarlet letter because she doesn’t have kids.

Union is like many other career women who have chosen to have kids later in life, but sometimes that can come with its own set of struggles.

On Tyra Banks’ new daytime talk show, “FABLife,” she and co-host Chrissy Teigen opened up about why it’s offensive to ask a woman when she’s going to have kids because you don’t what she’s going through.

Teigen also shared that she and husband John Legend are having trouble and have seen fertility doctors.

“We would have had kids five, six years ago if it’d happened,” said Teigen.

“But my gosh, it’s been a process! We’ve seen fertility doctors. And then once you open up about all those things to other people, you start learning that a lot of people in your life are seeing these people, and they have this shame about it.  So anytime somebody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who’s really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.’ And I hate that. So I hate it. Stop asking me!”

Banks added to the discussion saying she’s tired of seeing on her social media, “Why don’t you have kids?!”

Becoming emotional, she said, “You don’t know what I’m going through. You have no idea. For a long time, it’s so funny, when I was 23-years-old, I use to tell myself, ‘In three years, I’m gonna have kids.’ Then I turn 24, ‘In three years, I’m gonna have kids.’ And then every year I kept saying that. After awhile it’s like, ‘OK, now I want to and it’s not so easy.’

A lot of women share Banks’ and Teigen’s sentiments. People ask personal questions without ever considering what a person has and could be going through.

We can only imagine how that feels when you’re a celebrity.




Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.