Chrissy Teigen, 34, is receiving sympathy from her followers on Twitter after sharing the details of an argument with her husband John Legend – after he left her in the lurch planning a last minute dinner at their home.
Legend, 40, who is a coach on ‘The Voice USA’, invited his fellow coaches, judges and the show’s winner over to the couple’s home after the show’s live finale. However, he apparently forgot to remind his wife.
It’s a highly relatable scenario. Your partner or spouse tells you they’re bringing friends over, but the house is a mess or there’s no food in the fridge, and the idea of hosting – considered by almost half of us to be more nerve-wracking than meeting a bank manager – seems unthinkable.
While one side might reassure “You don’t need to make an effort”, the other will worry regardless that they’re making the best impression to their guests – and feel vexed by their partner’s lack of consideration.
I didn’t know tonight was the voice finale. John invited everyone to dinner at the house after and I’m really fucking mad because I didn’t make a fucking FINALE meal. I would have gotten a cake or something too?? Who the fuck does this? U don’t win the voice then eat short ribs— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 18, 2019
omfg I ordered like 5 milk bar cakes before john’s one cake got here from the SAME place and he thinks he is some fucking hero pic.twitter.com/qBywpGo3Mb— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 18, 2019
The stakes are higher still, one assumes, when your guests include a number of high-profile celebrities including Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson, together with the singing competition’s newly-crowned winner. Not to mention that Teigen is known for her culinary prowess – as the author of the two cookbooks.
To give Legend credit, it would seem the situation resulted from a misunderstanding over the exact date of the gathering.
I knew they were coming, I just didn’t know it was the finale!!! https://t.co/lQYMvYhLHh— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 18, 2019
But the situation has prompted a lot of discussion on Twitter, with a number of others saying they related to the scenario.
Some called it their “nightmare” scenario, while others shared their personal examples of similar situations and said they were “upset in solidarity” with Chrissy.
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Others felt differently, encouraging Teigen to put less pressure on the situation and not to stress.
Being unprepared for a dinner is my worst nightmare. I have anxiety for you right now.— Christina B. (@christinab3210) December 18, 2019
Every man, ever. They will never get why it’s not okay to spring these things on us. My husband invited someone from work over on a day I’d done laundry. They walked in the house to see my bras hanging on cabinet pulls to dry. I wanted to kill him.— robindavidson (@robindavidson) December 18, 2019
Don’t stress, they just want to meet you. I think that is the only reason they even go on the voice. And it would be weird if you weren’t in your robe.— HowDidWeGetHere ❤️🇺🇸 (@howdidwegether8) December 18, 2019
Men do this so don’t be too hard on your husband. Mine arrived at our newly purchased house with a group of pals for a post-marathon meal. Trouble was, no food, little furniture, everything in boxes. They sat on their butts on the patio eating pizza; I went to get a haircut.— Frannie (@fvmcgillicuddy) December 18, 2019
While the situation sparked an enlightening debate, it would seem it all ended up alright on the night.
Later on, Teigen sharing a joyous photo of the group posing together in her home.