In a touching Instagram snap shared on Monday evening, the 29-year-old Sports Illustrated model said: 'John and I are so happy to announce we are pregnant!'
Chrissy’s announcement referred to the problems they had conceiving: 'As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and start our family.'
John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant :) As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We're so excited that it's finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx
Back in September, in her new role as co-host of the American FABLife panel show, Chrissy was visibly emotional as she spoke about her failed attempts to have a baby.
She said: 'I will say, honestly, John and I are having trouble. We would have kids five, six years ago if it’d happened. But my gosh, it’s been a process!'
Chrissy added that her and John had been to see fertility doctors in their bid to start their family.
And she warned listeners about the perils of asking women when they are going to have a baby: 'I’m like, ’One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who’s really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.
'And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me!'
Clearly no one will have ask anymore after the announcement was made to Chrissy's 3.4 million Instagram followers and shared by her husband to his legions of fans.
John Legend, who rose to success in the UK in 2004 with his single ‘Ordinary People’ and sung in a campaign video for Barack Obama’s presidency, supported his wife, posting 'We are pregnant!' to the social media channel.
Chrissy said: 'I’m looking forward to all the belly touching' – and looking at the candid snap, clearly John has wasted no time in getting started!