Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about Chrissy Teigen, she dropped a major bomb on us. The TV host, model, author, and businesswoman is always super transparent about everything in her life — from her marriage to John Legend, to motherhood, to life in the public eye. But, as it turns out, there's one thing she hasn't exactly been upfront with us about: her own damn name. 

Some famous people have super easy names to pronounce: Meghan Markle, Kylie Jenner, Lili Reinhart, etc. Others have grown used to constant mispronunciation.

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While we thought Chrissy Teigen was in the former category, she's actually in the latter. That's right, y'all. We've been pronouncing Teigen incorrectly this whole time.

It turns out that "Teigen" is actually pronounced "TIE-gan," not "Tee-gan." 


She dropped the bomb in response to a fan's tweet about mispronunciation.

Everyone was hella confused, especially since we've heard her pronounce it "Tee-gan" herself.

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But those who carry the burden of constantly mispronounced names know it's easier to just accept it instead of correcting people every time. And that's what Teigen's been doing.

But the people were still confused as to why she's never spoken up about it before. She explained that basically, she's a people pleaser and doesn't want to ruffle any feathers.

To which everyone responded like this.

She then posted a clip admitting she's tired of "living this lie." She said, "It's TIE-gan. Isn't it, mom?"

Her mom agreed.

Obviously nothing makes sense anymore and we're living in an alternate reality.

Some people compared the mispronunciation with hearing a book character's name said aloud for the first time.

Others just felt like total crap for getting her name wrong all these years.

Regardless of how we feel, Teigen must certainly feel relieved to get this off her chest.

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So, now it's time to reprogram your brains! Say it with me: TIE-GAN.