Chrissy Teigen confirms: she did have her implants removed while she was pregnant

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen goes shopping on Melrose Place

Honestly, when Chrissy Teigen announced her pregnancy – in her husband’s music video for “Wild” – my very first thought was “wait, didn’t she *just* have surgery to take her breast implants taken out?” The timeline was so weird and everybody clearly had their own theories about what did and did not happen and when Chrissy got pregnant and how far along she is now. For the record, it does seem like my timeline was right – she was pregnant for the boob surgery in mid-June, and I suspect that she got pregnant soon after her massive controversy with Alison Roman in May. Meaning, I think Chrissy is about 10-12 weeks pregnant right now. While she’s always maintained that she had fertility issues – her two previous pregnancies were IVF – she got pregnant naturally this time. And she got a false negative on the pregnancy test she took just before her surgery. From Chrissy’s Twitter (where else?):

Oh, it’s quite a story. Lol. I did the routine pregnancy test you do before surgery. It said negative. It was not negative. A few weeks after surgery, I took a test. And for many years now, I’ve taken pregnancy tests almost every month, praying to see a positive one day. Just wishful thinking. I never had a positive before. So the morning of John’s album release, he wakes up at 3am to do good morning america. I woke up with him and was like man, should take my monthly test to be disappointed….I was not disappointed. But I was scared sh-tless. Was pretty positive you shouldn’t get your boobs out while pregnant? Pretty sure.

So we prayed to the boob surgery gods that everything would be okay. Went to every appointment terrified. Even without the surgery, I didn’t think I could get pregnant naturally anyway. So the odds just felt…bad. But what they say so often can be true. When you give up on trying, life has a way of surprising you. In summary, my boobs hurt.

[From Chrissy’s Twitter]

So that answers that. At 34, after two successful pregnancies from IVF, she was able to conceive naturally only this time, whoops, she had boob surgery when she was several weeks pregnant. I’m honestly a little bit surprised – I mean, not really – that she announced so fast, given the uncertainty and given how (not that) far along she is. But this is Chrissy, of course she announced it fast. Not only that, she stepped out for a paparazzi photoshoot in LA to show off her bump in a unitard. Lord help us all.

Chrissy Teigen showcases her Baby Bump!

Chrissy Teigen showcases her Baby Bump!

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  1. JJ McClay says:

    That’s a lovely story. Congrats to them. I love how open she is about issues that so many people don’t talk about. Wishing them a smooth, healthy pregnancy.

  2. Angel says:

    That’s a nice story. Im really happy for her and for every woman going through fertility issues that get pregnant naturally. One of my mother friends also recently got pregnant for the first time at 55 year old after trying for 30 years !!

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      We got pregnant after many miscarriages and being advised to give up hope. I had had cancer when I was younger and it seemed my eggs didn’t recover from it as hoped. ( much despair )
      We moved on, moved house and started a beach life instead. 9 mths later I was 3 mths pregnant and terrified as I’d drunk and even had a cigarette whilst drunk. My friend had had horrible IVF experiences but had finally successfully had twins the year prior via IVF. She too wound up pregnant naturally and we expanded together.
      When you think all hope is gone I think sometimes that is the moment. I had been so anxious. When that stopped maybe that helped.
      I know 4 moms who got pregnant naturally post real fertility struggles and heartache with IVF.
      I wish them well

      • FHMom says:

        That’s a nice story. I am always happy to hear successful pregnancy stories after fertility issues.

    • Juniper says:

      Wow. I’m pretty close to that age and I can’t imagine having a child now. Best of luck to your friend.

  3. Alexandria says:

    That first pic, she looks great! What did she do? Or maybe she looks better without too much makeup.

  4. Escondista says:

    I had loads of miscarriages and stopped trying only to discover I was like 2 months pregnant (was waiting for period to come back after a previous miscarriage).
    In that time, I’d chugged coffee and had wine and popped a xanax (the latter 2 are no no’s) because I just didn’t know I was pg. Naturally, I was so afraid that I’d done something terrible to my poor child.
    She’s 8 months old and healthy and meeting milestones early within the expected age range.
    Good luck to them and their baby.

    • FHMom says:

      Congrats to you and your family.

    • Sarah says:

      Congratulations, thank you so much for sharing with us.

    • liz says:

      Congrats to you!!! FWIW, I had no idea I was pregnant until I was 10+ weeks into my pregnancy (PCOS = wildly irregular cycle). I’d been to two weddings and a record release party in that time. No Xanax, but at least a few glasses of wine and yeah – the party was a 4 martini night. That all stopped as soon as I knew – I also cut back from a half a pot of coffee a day to one single cup in the morning.

      My 16 year old is an honors student and just got home from pre-season hockey practice.

      I wish you a healthy pregnancy and a smooth delivery.

  5. Veronica says:

    That actually happened to my coworker – she and her husband spent $$$$ having a child the first time (he had the fertility issue, not her), and then she randomly conceived naturally the second time by accident. Human bodies are strange.

    Glad her surgery went well with no complications to the fetus, though. That would’ve been a nightmare to deal with right now.

  6. babsjohnson says:

    Man we are going to FEEL this pregnancy.

    • VS says:

      I said last week, she was a bit vain………someone replied that it was an understatement; the person was right.
      I just feel like her personality is so much at odd with John’s. They are going to have 3 kids now, all the best to them

      • Alexandria says:

        You never know that could be what works. In some marriages, there is a normal one and a crazy one. I’m the crazy one and here it’s her lol.

      • goofpuff says:

        Her personality at odds with John’s is exactly why they work well together. As long as they are good at communicating, it will be fine :)

  7. Case says:

    Very happy for them, what a lovely surprise. It’s super strange that she finally got pregnant naturally around the time she got surgery, though!

  8. Becca says:

    I had the same thing happen to me, minus the boob surgery. We did IVF and got pregnant with our twins. Didn’t bother with protection or anything. Found out we were pregnant with our son when the twins were 16/17 months old. I’m happy for her!

  9. Slowdown says:

    Well, I’m the only daughter of an infertile couple 🤷🏽‍♀️ – the body and mind work in mysterious ways.
    Whatever the outcome of this pregnancy (and I sure hope it comes to term and they have a healthy baby) we’re in it for a ride!

  10. Megs283 says:

    I am happy for her. ❤️

  11. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them!

    I can’t imagine choosing to have elective surgery during a pandemic though…

    • Case says:

      I thought that too, lucy2. I’ve been doing virtual doctor appointments whenever possible (so convenient!) and can’t IMAGINE choosing now as the time to get elective surgery. Perhaps it works out for her now because she’s home more and not out working, but meh. She surely could take a few weeks off of her work schedule at any point, she’s famous!

  12. emmy says:

    There was no blood work done before the surgery? Huh?

    • cleak says:

      She said that it was a false negative on the pre-surgery bloodwork. I work in a surgery clinic. It happens from time-to-time and the pregnancy always turns out fine ( and what we do is a hell of a lost more disruptive on the body than breast implant removal.) We had one who (we think, based on timing) had gotten pregnant in the 3 days between the blood draw and the surgery and she was super pissed. But what could we have done? We tested, it was negative, we did surgery.

  13. The Other Sarah says:

    Dang, I was wrong! Glad to be wrong in this case, though I am curious about her amazing healing time.

  14. Rose says:

    Something happened recently but the patient was covid+. Tested negative during pre surgery testing. 4 days later had surgery. The next day developed symptoms. Then tested positive. The health care providers were contacted but told not to quarantine. Would only need to be tested if they developed symptoms. Could’ve been a false negative. Could’ve contacted it before surgery.

    • Kkat says:

      At my hospital depending on which test, if the patient had the one that is frequently (60% ) false negative, we always treat them as positive and suit up accordingly.
      2 days ago we had one test negative, we did the procedure (interventional radiation for a stroke) and then after the results for the more reliable test came back it was positive.

  15. ChellyPie says:

    After a couple of miscarriages I gave up on trying for a baby. I’m ok with my decision, not everyone is meant to be a parent & that’s ok too. IVF is not a procedure that was then or is now an affordable option for me. What does bother me is when people say damn girl you still don’t have any kids, you’re getting old! Like, no I don’t have any kids & that’s ok!! Anyway…I hope she has a healthy pregnancy, congrats to them

  16. Louise177 says:

    It’s funny that so many people go through years of fertility treatments and adoption processes just to get pregnant out of the blue.

  17. Egla says:

    My father has a friend who adopted a newborn baby girl after 15 years of infertility and doctors told them to just give up: her eggs were defective and his sperm with a very low count. The girl was 1 year old they found out they were expecting. The wife was 5 months pregnant and didn’t even felt it. She had just gained some kg. Nothing major. She realized something was happening when she got big boobs out of the blue. Even then she went for a breast control. The doctor saw her entering the room and congratulated her about the baby then asked her what was wrong. She was there with her husband and they just stood there frozen. Then he put the head down and started to cry. He tells the story himself. She was explaining to the doctor that they had the daughter a year before and she was one and a very bright girl and then she saw him crying. The doctor was quick and made them sit. It took her 15 minutes to get what was going on. They cried and hugged and the doctor with them. It took them 1 h to gather themselves. The doc got them a visit to the OBGYN right away and she, as soon she saw them, started screaming and crying as she had known them for years and knew their problems. They had the news they were expecting another daughter. When they adopted the first girl they had a big party. When their family heard about the baby they organized another one right away. She gave birth to e healthy girl and after getting checked the doc told them that their bits were defective as before and couldn’t explain the pregnancy from a medical point. I have heard of so many stories of pregnancies after giving up or after adoption.

  18. Kalmia latifolia says:

    Mazel tov to them!

    Fertility can change quite a bit with age; some people are actually MORE likely to get pregnant as they get older, not less. I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which means that when I was in my 20′s & 30′s ovulation happened rarely and irregularly. If I had wanted kids, I would not have been able to conceive without fertility drugs.

    One of the hormones tied in with this is AMH. PCOS women have very high levels of it, and it inhibits ovulation. But, AMH levels decrease with age, and that inhibition is removed. Which is why now at 47 I ovulate every. single. month. This nonsense started about age 41/42, and I am not amused.

  19. Joy says:

    My mom was 40 with teenagers and had knee surgery early in her pregnancy with me. She was like halfway through or more before she realized that her symptoms weren’t perimenopause. Surprise it’s yet another kid.