Now that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are the unofficial prom queen and king of the Internet (because let's face it, everyone genuinely loves them), fans are discovering another pair that's just as adorable and awesome — Chrissy's parents, of course. Both her mother and father are active on social media and have built a loyal following all on their own. If you have no idea who they are, you're seriously missing out. Once you get to know them, you'll realize where Chrissy gets her brains, beauty, and sense of humor. Here's everything we know about them!
So who are Chrissy's parents anyway?
Chrissy's mother is Vilailuck Teigen and her father is Ron Teigen Sr. The parents pop up a lot on her social media accounts, especially her mother, since she lives with Chrissy and John in their California home. In fact, if you've ever wondered how Chrissy remains flawless while being a busy model and mother, she credits Vilailuck for that.
"I’m not getting up and doing all this by myself," she said. "My mom lives with us. I have hair and makeup people... I have the utmost respect for mothers and single mothers who go to work and come home and make dinner. I do all these things because I have help.”
What is her parents' nationality?
Chrissy's dad is Norwegian-American and her mother is Thai. Her dad worked as an electrician while the family moved around — from Utah to Hawaii to Seattle — eventually settling in California, where most of the family still lives.
Her mom is a budding social media star.
Vilailuck, also known simply as "Pepper," has 133,000 Instagram followers, which might seem like a lot for a non-celebrity, until you see the types of photos she shares. Like her daughter, Pepper is hilarious, has a knack for cooking scrumptious Thai meals, and is a proud grandma who loves spamming pics of Chrissy's daughter, Luna, and their three dogs, Puddy, Pippa, and Penny. Back in August, she even asked her followers how to step up her Instagram game. But honestly, we think she's already doing a great job. Especially if she continues to post embarrassing #TBT photos of Chrissy or adorable pics of Luna. Did we mention that she's hilarious?
They're totes cool with Chrissy's modeling career.
Most parents would feel a little apprehensive about their daughter, you know, exposing her butt cheeks on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but Chrissy's parents are loving and supportive. In fact, in 2014, when the model received some backlash for posting a nude photo on her Instagram, she later explained that it was her mom who took it!
“She took my naked spray-tan photo!” Chrissy said about the since-deleted pic. “The one that got me in trouble — she took that photo!”
As for Ron, he's more like the typical dad.
Ron isn't as funny or outspoken as his wife, and spends most of his time on Twitter talking politics (he's a staunch anti-Trump supporter). Occasionally, he'll clutch his pearls at things Chrissy posts on social media. According to his daughter, this is how their relationship has always been. "My dad tried to wrangle me in when I was younger, but there are things I do now that I’m sure they could easily be like, ‘Chrissy, we don’t approve of this,'" she told People magazine. "But they’ve always been very supportive of how crazy and kooky I am!”
Chrissy also has a sister!
She has a half-sister named Tina, who she posts about often on Twitter. Who can forget the time she recorded Tina trying to hilariously cook rice while high (which took FOUR HOURS)!
Once again, Chrissy's mom is friggin' hilarious.
In this video, she recreates that popular James Van Der Beek speech from Varsity Blues.
The whole fam is seriously gorgeous.
Sigh, can we please be apart of this clan?!