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So we've all been pronouncing Chrissy Teigen's name wrong this entire time.

We thought we knew Chrissy Teigen. Sure, we haven’t actually met/seen/been in the same room as her, but thanks to the 24-hour tabloid news cycle and her welcome propensity for oversharing, we really felt like we did.

Occupation: model/host of TV show Lip Sync Battle.
Husband: John Legend.
Children: Luna and Miles.
Pets: Well, Puddy the bulldog died in March, and now we feel sad. So thanks.

Anyway, you get the point.

That level of interest in a stranger is... fine.

But it turns out we weren't across the 32-year-old quite as well as we hoped. Because today we learned we've been saying her name incorrectly this entire time.

With a single tweet Teigen issued a PSA to us/the rest of the world that her surname is not in fact pronounced "tee-gan" but...

"tie-gan".

Apparently she "gave up" trying to correct people "a long time ago". So much so that she even started adopting the mispronunciation herself.

See video evidence below.

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"I don’t correct people, ever," she explained on Twitter. "They can call me Janet and I won’t. Wrong order? I’ll eat it. Taxi going to the wrong airport? I’ll change my flight."

But no more.

In a subsequent video, Teigen declared:

"I'm tired of living this lie. It's 'tie-gen'. Isn't it, Mum?  [Teigen's mum in the background: Yep!]

"Told you!"

The revelation was sparked by Australia's own Kyle and Jackie O learning that singer Ariana Grande's surname is pronounced "gran-dee" and not "gran-day".

The footage of the KISS FM hosts making the discovery was tweeted by a listener, which prompted another to raise the Teigen issue, which the star then confirmed, blowing at least 45,000 Twitter-users' minds at once.

Anyway, enough about that. We need to go and practice.

Tie-gan. TIE-gan. Tie-gan. Tie-gan. Tie-gan.

Don't worry Chrissy, pal. We've got this.

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