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Chrissy Teigen tells critics why they don’t take of John Legend’s last name

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

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Chrissy Teigen has revealed why she kept her maiden name instead of taking her husband John Legend on the last, and the reason may not be what you expected.

Teigen said on Thursday, while replying to a Twitter user, who asked to “hear the reasoning behind the women who are not their husband’s last name.”

The supermodel hit, reply to 2017 tweet after it started to go viral again, “My husband is not even his last name?”

Find me just now that John’s last name is actually Legend: pic.twitter.com/G1LiLZGWDJ

— ✨sara maria ✨ (@x_saramaria_x) March 22, 2018

wait … his real name is not a legend? this is just like when I found out that the tooth fairy is not real

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 22, 2018

So John, last name is not legend? pic.twitter.com/5TCevhc1e0

Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) March 22, 2018

Fans were shocked.

“Wait … his real name is not a legend? this is just like when I found out that the tooth fairy is not real,” a user said.

“So John, last name is not the legend?” another asked.

Legend was born John Stephens.

the best part is, I’m not anti-record of the last name. I was going to. just never came to be, and it is not even the name he goes by. it was not a large statement. I don’t see how the choice affects someone else – why do people care so much!

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 22, 2018

“John Legend is a nickname that some friends started calling me, and it kind of grew into my stage name,” the singer explained in a 2008 interview with MTV. “‘Legend’ is something that I would never have chosen for myself. 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.”

Teigen then explained why she’s not her last name Stephens, one of the two.

“I’m not anti-record of the last name,” Teigen wrote. “I was going to. just never came to be, and it is not even the name he goes by. it was not a large statement. I don’t see how the choice affects someone else – why do people care so much!”

But that is not to avoid people of the continuation of the discussion.

“Why is your example relevant to people who live in the real world?” a user asked Teigen.

“Because it’s not to be, chad,” Teigen said. “I can say what the f— I want to without chad’s permission of chad.”

“You will never understand the simple reason of “because I don’t want” you?” she later said in another tweet.

Singer Cher, then jumped in the Twitter discussion, blows back on Teigen the critics and put an end to the argument once and for all, “Also the tradition to do that is super sexist and started in England back in the day bc women had no rights, and are in fact the property/responsibility of their fathers/husbands. So, hard pass.”

Also the tradition to do that is super sexist and started in England back in the day bc women had no rights, and are in fact the property/responsibility of their fathers/husbands. So, hard pass.

— Cher (@thecherness) March 22, 2018

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