In a recent saga that felt like a twist from the movie The Parent Trap, Chrissy Teigen, the 37-year-old model, cookbook author, and wife of musician John Legend, found herself grappling with the notion that she may have an identical twin sister. Teigen’s revelation came after the results of her 23andMe DNA test. However, this discovery turned out to be a case of misunderstanding, leading to a hilarious 24-hour rollercoaster of emotions.
Discovering the Unseen Twin
The mother of three was invested in understanding her past and her family history as part of her recent “health and wellness” journey. She had taken a 23andMe DNA test years ago but only opted for the basic heritage analysis. However, recently she chose to upgrade her subscription to access more detailed results.
Teigen was first alerted to the fact she had a twin when she saw a circle next to her name on the DNA map with the initials ‘BB,’ indicating the presence of an identical twin. In a video posted to Instagram, she described her surprise: “I have an identical twin. That has to be a joke, right?”.
The Frantic Search for Answers
Once the revelation was in front of her, Teigen spiraled into a whirlwind of action. She first tried to reach out to the potential sister via the 23andMe platform, but the message was not delivered successfully. In a quest for answers, Teigen then reached out to her father and sister.
She humorously shared her call with her father, Ron Teigen Sr., in her video, noting, “I’m literally saying, ‘Dad, hey, did you see come out of mom’s vagina, and were there two of me?'”. To which her father responded with laughter and a resolute ‘No.’ The thought of having an identical twin then led Teigen to call her sister Tina Teigen.
The Realization of a Comedic Misunderstanding
In the midst of her search, Teigen started attributing her personal traits and issues to the presumed existence of a long-lost twin. She quipped, “At this point, I’m making excuses for my whole life. This is why I’m co-dependent because my twin was ripped away from me. I’ve always felt something missing, and this is why I have addiction issues.”
However, a discussion with her sister Tina revealed the hilarious truth. Teigen recalled an uncompleted and unaired TV show ‘Finding Your Roots’ she was supposed to partake, in which celebrities were to explore their ancestry. The participants’ DNA was tested and kept under secret names to avoid any public disclosure. “My identical twin was myself. I was matching myself.” Teigen realized as it dawned on her, that the ‘BB’ circle on her DNA map was her own under a false name.
Back to Regular Life
Despite the excitement, Chrissy Teigen is not the parent of twins but a mother to three adorable children with John Legend: Luna, 6, Miles, 4, and 5-month-old Esti. She continues to share her family’s life and her personal wellness journey on Instagram, cherishing every moment with gratitude. “Going into the weekend with gratitude! For my babies, my husband, my friends, and my team “, my team,” she recently wrote, along with several heartwarming photos and videos of her family.
Lessons from a Comedic Misunderstanding
While the journey of finding an identical twin turned out to be a comedic rollercoaster of emotions, the incident shone a light on Teigen’s commitment to self-improvement and understanding her past better. It underlines the importance of wellness journeys and how sometimes, they can lead us down unexpected paths and surprising revelations – even if they turn out to be misunderstandings.
It also subtly emphasizes how our past and family history can impact our perceptions of ourselves. Teigen’s initial belief about having a twin had her attributing her personal issues to this hypothetical scenario. While it might have been a humorous misunderstanding, it serves as a reminder of how intricately our identity and family background are interwoven.
For Teigen, her wellness journey continues beyond this entertaining chapter. It involves her dedication to her health and family and unraveling the threads of her ancestry. While she might not have found a lost twin sister, she certainly found an amusing story to tell and an insightful experience about herself and her family history.