Almost everyone knows who Ariana Grande and Chrissy Teigen are, but do we know how to pronounce their names? Apparently not!
Chrissy Teigen, who you probably just pronounced as Chrissy TEE-GEN, posted a video onto her Twitter account clearing the air on how her family name is really pronounced. The star was laid down on her sofa in the cutest pajamas and revealed a massive secret that she’s been keeping from us. “I’m tired of living this lie”, Chrissy said. “It’s TIE-GEN”, she continued. Mind blown!
The mother of two even got confirmation from her mother, who was present in the room, who also said that their family name is indeed pronounced Tie-Gen and not Tee-Gen. Yikes! We have been making a big boo-boo all along. Although this comes as a surprise, Chrissy herself claims that she gets why people call her Chrissy Tee-Gen. “I gave up a long time ago”, she revealed on Twitter. “I even correct people when they say it correctly”, the star confessed, claiming the situation is “all v effed up”.
Chrissy mentions she no longer corrects people, whether they are saying her last name right or wrong, and that doesn’t only apply to her name. The star confessed she just goes with the flow. “They can call me Janet and I won’t [correct them]. Wrong order? I’ll eat it. Taxi going to the wrong airport? I’ll change my flight”, the star hilariously wrote.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, we’re onto the next. Ariana Grande, which we’re sure you’ve just read as GRAN-DAY, has also revealed the proper way to pronounce her last name. The singer sat down this past August in an interview with Ebro Darden and discussed her love life, marriage plans and whether she’d be keeping her name or taking on Davidson once she and Pete are married.
The star then shocked everyone as she said: “I have to keep Grande because my grandpa - I think of him with everything I do and he was so proud of my name” she says around the 0:35 mark. And what name might that be? Well, try GRAN-DEE. Yes, we are just as stunned as you are. The "God Is A Woman" singer has set the record straight on the pronunciation of her last name; however, it’s strange that it is the first time we’re hearing of this!
Will you start saying these names properly? Or stick with what we’ve been saying all along? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!