I say “you,” but it’s truly just a deflection of blame. I, too, have been unknowingly butchering the pronunciation of Teigen for years. Years. I like to kindly assume we all have, because who in their right mind would withhold such game-changing information?
So yes, while we were struggling to perfect our “Saoirse” (SER-SHA) and “Ratajkowski” (RAT-UH-COW-SKI), we were carelessly calling queen Chrissy by the last name TEE-GEN (hard “g”). The reality? It’s TIE-GEN. TIE-GEN. CHRISSY TIE-GEN.
In case you need a second opinion, Chrissy’s mom Vilailuck can be heard bellowing her confirmation off-camera.
It’s not your fault. We didn’t know. No one knew (probably).
In true Chrissy TIE-GEN fashion, we’re choosing to blame John for this one. In all the time you’ve spent delivering acceptance speeches, Mr. EGOT, you couldn’t once clarify the pronunciation of your wife’s last name? Wow.
This article originally appeared on InStyle US