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Chrissy Teigen feared her card would be declined at dinner with John Legend

The model had an anxious moment early in courtship
Chrissy Teigen (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Chrissy Teigen was “terrified” her card would be declined during one of her early dates with John Legend.


The couple started dating in 2006 after meeting while filming the music video for his song “Stereo” and Teigen did her best to impress the singer by taking him out for dinner at a swanky restaurant in New York City but she was left on the edge of her seat when she saw the price list.


“I took John [Legend] to Jean-Georges [restaurant] when I was 20 years old, and I remember the margarita that he ordered was $58. I was just blown away when it came out. It came out on a little dish and had little salts and everything … My heart broke because I knew then that my card would probably decline,” Teigen explained to The Hollywood Reporter.

Teigen decided to solve the problem by going to an ATM and withdrawing enough money to pay for the meal.


“I ended up going to the bank and getting cash because I was so, so scared that it would decline, so I ended up getting out like $800 cash. Our meal there was beautiful and wonderful, but the fear that went into having it … oh my God, I’ll never forget that feeling in my entire life. It was terrifying,” she added.

The couple married in 2013 and had four children together, but Teigen recently revealed the couple seem to have failed to pass on their love of fine food to their 5-year-old son Miles because he has never eaten a vegetable.

“[Daughter] Luna is the best eater. Luna’s amazing. She eats salads, vegetables. Miles has still not had a vegetable. Never. He accidentally ate a broccoli floret in fried rice and was so upset about it,” Teigen told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The model went on to reveal she talked the subject over during a Zoom meeting with her kids’ school during which they talked about fussy eaters and she discovered Miles will probably grow out of his fear of veg.

“They say it’s the only thing they really have control over at that age,” she explained.

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