John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s family grew to five with the birth of their new daughter in January and the singer has revealed the meaning behind the newborn’s name, Esti.
Legend explained to E! News that there we a connection in the family trees when it came to his great-grandmother being named Esther.
“It wasn’t intentionally after someone but once Chrissy told me that idea, I was like, ‘Oh, my great-grandmother’s name was Esther,'” he said. “We wanted to already name her middle name Maxine after my grandmother, whose middle name was Maxine. So, it’s a lot of my family in the name.”
Esti Maxine Stephens joins Teigen and the “All of Me” singer’s other two children — six-year-old Luna and four-year-old Miles.
Chrissy Teigen gave birth to Esti on January 13 and John Legend publicly announced the birth the very same day during a concert, before sharing the news later on Instagram.
“On Friday, we welcomed Esti Maxine Stephens to our family, and our house is overflowing with love and joy,” Legend wrote in his caption. “I’m in awe of Chrissy’s strength and resilience and I’m so thrilled to see how Luna and Miles embrace their baby sister. I’m so, so grateful, but that doesn’t seem like a big enough word.”
Teigen added in her own Instagram post: “She’s here! Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is bustling and our family could not be happier. Daddy sheds nightly tears of joy seeing Luna and Miles so full of love, and I am learning you still need diapers with a c section!?
“We are in bliss. Thank you for all the love and well wishes – we feel it all! X.”
Esti’s birth comes over two years after Teigen suffered a miscarriage with their baby boy Jack in October 2020 due to excessive bleeding.
John Legend is taking a break from daddy duties to return to the stage for Valentine’s Day where he’ll perform a pair of special shows at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.