The model mama opened up about the pressure moms face where "having it all" is concerned—and she admitted that she has a distinct advantage. Never change, Chrissy.
Chrissy Teigen has done it again. The model made yet another refreshingly honest comment about the hardships of motherhood, and she continued her streak of proving stars are NOT always "just like us" while doing so. The topic of conversation this time around? The ridiculously tough juggling act working mothers face.
Chrissy has built up a pretty impressive resumé. She's a model, a cookbook author, a TV host and a serious social media star—and she manages to swing those gigs alongside her most important one: her role as a mom to daughter Luna. She is, without a doubt, a working mom, and that means she definitely knows what a struggle it can be.
But Chrissy wants to make one thing clear: She's in a position that most moms aren't lucky enough to be in, and her celebrity status and wealth make finding that balance much easier. When asked how she's able to do it all, Chrissy had a clear answer: She has lots of help.
“My mom lives with us. I have hair and makeup people,” Chrissy told Yahoo Style. “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.”
PREACH, mama. We are certainly not saying Chrissy's life is easy—no matter how much help you have, weighing career obligations against the responsibilities of motherhood is physically taxing and emotionally draining. But Chrissy isn't afraid to admit that she breathes rarified air, and that's worth praising. She also celebrates other moms, gets candid about what's really going on in her imperfect world, and rocks her postpartum body like nobody's business. And maybe moms everywhere will hear this comment and understand that they don't have to do it all alone either—whether that help comes from your mom, your best friend, your partner or a baby sitter, it just might be exactly what you need.