Chrissy Teigen Did A Twitter Q&A About Life As A Rich Celeb And It Is FASCINATING

Here is a real look at the lifestyles of the rich and the famous.

We’re used to Chrissy Teigen being open about her life, but earlier today she got very honest about how you navigate this world when you’re extremely famous and extremely rich.

In a response to a tweet she was tagged in asking if celebrities had junk drawers in their houses, Chrissy posted a photo of her junk drawer – and invited people to ask more questions about being a ‘super huge A list celebrity’.

What ensued confirmed a lot of our thoughts about the lives of the wealthy, and opened our eyes to some other very interesting things. Let’s dig in.

What are the perks of being famous?

A couple of perks emerged over the course of Chrissy’s Q&A – for example, people are nicer when her kids are being brats on airplanes.

“No one gives my kids nasty looks on the plane. If anything, they’re creepily nice and it is crazy unfair because they are just as annoying as other kids on a plane,” she wrote.

When making reservations in restaurants, she says “Hi it’s Chrissy Teigen and I’d like to make a reservation for two for John Legend, do you have any availability?” all in one go to ensure that they get a table.

Finally, she revealed that there’s a terminal a mile outside LAX that richies and famouses can pay membership for – they can do security privately there and be transported to the plane by car. Truly it is another world.

The perk she feels most guilty about, though? “Money.”

Does she actually do anything herself any more, or does she have staff to do everything?

Basically… yes, staff do most things. Chrissy hasn’t been on public transport in about ten years, but gets Ubers all the time – she still tries to go grocery shopping, though an assistant does it mostly these days (BTW, they find assistants by approaching people who work for agents).

She goes to the cinema or out to eat “maybe once a month or less”, and only if she has her hair and makeup done.

All of Chrissy and John’s bills get funnelled through their business accountant, who handles all their expenses and sends them summaries of their income and expenditure.

They also have a ‘house manager’ who takes care of day-to-day business and scheduling for household staff, plus four nannies who rotate duties.

Then there are of course the glam squads – Chrissy confirmed that if they travel with hair and makeup people, they pay for everything (“rates, flights, baggage, hotel, agency fees”). Das essspensive.

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What’s it like being in a relationship with another famous person?

It seems like ‘busy schedules’ may be a genuine excuse when it comes to celebrity break ups, and not just a euphemism for bad behaviour.

Chrissy says scheduling is one of the things she “can’t stand” about John, and that he isn’t really clear enough about what he’s got in the pipeline:

Does she think she would have met John if she wasn’t working as a model? “No. It was a perfect lineup of luck. I had previously known the director who would direct his video because he shot me for a Billabong campaign years before. I just said yes to all the right things.”

How do celebrities get in touch with each other?

They ask each other’s publicists for their numbers, but Chrissy mostly doesn’t do this as she doesn’t want them to think she’s a “thirsty weirdo” (most of her best friends are managers, agents, and hair and makeup people).

She doesn’t read gossip about herself, nor does she text other celebs about stuff she hears, unless it’s “a big garbage story” and she wants to see if they’re OK.

What you see on Instagram is true – the rich and famous do send each other elaborate gifts all the time, which starts an embarrassing chain of follow-up gifts to say thanks:

Chrissy has never been let down by a celebrity she was a fan of, but has had her suspicions about certain not-so-nice celebs confirmed. Award shows are “unbelievably boring” and yep, she knows famous people with secret Twitter and/or Instagram accounts.

How does she deal with the paparazzi?

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“If you’re nice to them, they’re good to you,” she says. “Luna hates them. In New York they don’t really hide and they apologise when she freaks and stop photographing. Here in LA, they’ve learned to hide more and you don’t know you’re being photographed. I’d rather know.”

They try to avoid the paps on holiday, but it seems like it’s a losing game – some resorts call photographers themselves if they have celebrity guests staying, which… rude.

Chrissy says that she and John do worry about safety and privacy, but they know that much of those concerns come from them being “so open”. So you can approach them in public no bother, but their house is “a fortress”.

And while lots of celebs regularly change their phone numbers, hers has been the same “for a long time”.

And finally… does she own lots of expensive dresses?

Not really, it seems. “I have worn a lot of expensive things but always have to give them back. Since the babies, I’m not sample size any more so I buy almost everything I wear and then resell on TheRealReal and donate the $ to charity.” Now you know to keep an eye out for Chrissy’s stuff on secondhand clothing websites.

So there you go. Being rich and famous is great yet quite complicated. Who knew? For more, check out Chrissy’s full thread here.


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