Model and TV host Chrissy Teigen and her husband, soul singer John Legend, have welcomed their first child, following a highly public struggle with infertility.
“She’s here! Luna Simone Stephens, we are so in love with you! And sleepy. Very sleepy,” Teigen 30, posted on Instagram Sunday, alongside a monitor screen showing drawings of pandas and of a rainbow, reading, “My weight is 6 lb 11 oz.” Legend, 37, tweeted the birth date Sunday, writing, “Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn’t be happier!”
Congratulations poured in from TV and music stars. “Congratulations Chrissy Teigen & John Legend on the birth of baby Luna! #mostbeautifulcoupleever,” tweeted Ariel Winter of “Modern Family.” Actress and political activist Rosario Dawson also tweeted congratulations, writing, “Lucky #babygrrrl!!!! Cheers to a lovely, loving family!!!” Comedian and producer Mindy Kaling commented on the baby’s “beautiful name. You know Luna Stephens is the most popular kid,” while Kat Dennings of “2 Broke Girls” exclaimed “LUNAAAAA!!!! Congratulations!!!!! Xoxooxoxoxoox.”
“She’s surrounded by much love,” tweeted rapper LL Cool J. And newswoman Katie Couric gave a congratulatory tweet “on the birth of your beautiful baby girl, Luna! So happy for you both.”
Teigen responded with a joke at first, tweeting, “To everyone asking, John is healing perfectly.” She quickly followed up with, “thank you for all the well wishes!!! we are so happy and excited! i dunno what to tweet now. does my twitter change? this is so awkward.”
She and Legend — a multiple Grammy Award-winner, most recently as co-performer of “Glory,” 2015’s Best Song Written For Visual Media — married in Lake Como, Italy, on Sept. 14, 2013. They announced in October they were expecting. Teigen had undergone in vitro fertilization to become pregnant, telling People magazine in February, “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’ ”