Chrissy Teigen Was Undergoing IVF While Shooting Her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

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It’s not all as glamorous as it seems.

Dumpling magicianChrissy Teigen revealed that she had larger issues to attend behind the scenes of her knockout Sports Illustrated Swimsuit feature in a recent interview with People.

“I was doing IVF [in vitro fertilization] during the shoot,” she said at the SI Swimsuit “Swim Beach” fan event in Miami on Wednesday. “I was getting my shots and everything in Zanzibar, I had a little medical kit. It was hard because you bloat from it, and you bruise — if I hit the wrong area. That’s the kind of things we had to cover with makeup.”


Teigen revealed that she and John Legend were having trouble conceiving in a candid discussion back in September with her FABlife co-host Tyra Banks, who also struggled with infertility and now is a mother via surrogate. “It’s kind of crazy because I can’t imagine being that nosy to be like, ‘So, when are the kids coming?’,” said Teigen. “Because who knows what somebody’s going through.”

Don’t expect a fireplace tapestry of a pregnant Teigen and Legend anytime soon though. “John and I aren’t the kind of people to have photo of ourselves in our house, like embracing the pregnant and naked thing,” she told People. “But if it were for a cool magazine and beautifully done, I would do that … [SI Swim], I would have definitely done pregnant!”

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Teigen at the SI fan event in Miami.