Chrissy Teigen recently shared that she is raising her son with husband John Legend to embrace his emotions.
Teigen and Legend say they’re careful not to enforce gender stereotypes with both their children.
In the PEOPLE magazine’s Beautiful Issue, Chrissy shared that Miles, 2, is “very emotional” and “wears his heart on his sleeve”. She and her husband “embrace that”.
“I think more men should embrace their emotions,” she said. “I think that’s really important in this world. That it’s OK to cry, and it’s OK to be upset about something or to be sad about something. We’re going to talk it through and it’s OK.”
“There is no ‘Be a man’ in our house,” Teigen said to People. “There’s no right way to be a man.”
“John is so good about showing them through how he treats me how to be a good man, how to be a good father,” she added. “It’s wonderful to see.”
The interview also touched on her feelings about never being able to conceive again.
“Coming to terms with not being able to carry again is still really difficult for me because I feel so healthy. I’m like, why? But then I think about it as my uterus is just not cooperating with me — and it’s not a failure.”
Teigen’s interview came after she was accused of being “weird” and “inappropriate” for sharing a topless photo of her with her 2-year-old.
(Apparently these people forgot what breastfeeding is.)
In the Instagram photo’s caption, Teigen joked that Miles crashed her photoshoot.
While some commenters found the photo relatable and positive, others (because of course they did) criticized Teigen. She clapped back in good Teigen style.
“Wait til [they] find out we take baths together,” she responded to one comment.
Others were far more positive.
“If we don’t teach little boys that women’s bodies are shameful, then they won’t grow up to think that they are,” one commenter wrote. “Love how open you are with your parenting style/moments!”