Chrissy Teigen has the best response when asked why she didn't take John Legend's surname

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Chrissy Teigen, AKA Clapback Queen, is at it again – though this time, unlike when it comes to dealing with trolls and Donald Trump – her claws remained retracted.

The cookbook author took to Twitter to respond to a fan wondering why she didn’t take her husband’s surname, given that it’s something as awesome as "Legend".

Except, uh… it isn’t.

The fan wrote: “I’m not usually a fan of women taking their husband’s names but idk how @chrissyteigen passed up on having the last name LEGEND."

Chrissy responded swiftly:

Because it’s 'Stephens'!

True story.

John Legend is actually John Roger Stephens.

As usual, Teigen's tweet quickly went viral.

Others gently made fun of the question.

A double barrel surname was briefly considered among fans...

The Twitter user who asked the question, @sirapnwaffles, took the jokes on the chin and playfully asked Teigen "why you gotta out me for the fool i am". To which the 33-year-old responded with hearts.


How did he come about the name John Legend?

In 2001, John was signed to Kanye West's label and lent his voice to a number of his songs. It was around this time he met poet J. Ivy, who upon listening to his music said: "I heard your music and it reminds me of that music from the old school.”

You sound like one of the legends. As a matter of fact, that's what I'm going to call you from now on! I'm going to call you John Legend.

Eventually the name stuck and, though initially reluctant to take a moniker, John ended up taking on the name Legend.

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