Chrissy Teigen, incredible human full of jokes and joie de vivre, loving wife and mother, has spent the week just gone roasting both herself and her bae John Legend – but mostly bae – on Instagram, because of his likeness to beloved children’s TV character, Arthur, the aardvark.
You remember watching Arthur on the ABC, don’t you? He was the inscrutable one in his own television series, where the other characters were bears and rabbits and rats who plainly looked like bears and rabbits and rats, and he looked like ??? (This is what an aardvark actually looks like.)
Back in Feb, the internet lit up with memes likening Teigen’s hubby and father of her children, to the cartoon, and well, Chrissy babes loved it.
John when you tell him he looks like Arthur pic.twitter.com/0NW3NDtAb1— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 21, 2017
Since that time, Teigen apparently gave their two-year-old daughter, Luna, an Arthur doll to play with, posting a picture on the ‘Gram on Wednesday of their bub clutching the toy, with the genius caption: “Luna and daddy“.
Teigen went on to explain that the doll was actually hers from when she grew up in Utah in the late ’80s – and that her mum had held onto it. The comment started off pretty sweet…
Then, on Sunday, she came back to the subject, sharing artist Deen Ally‘s illustration of Legend in place of our beloved aardvark friend and reminding everyone of the iconic theme song.
And while Legend was… not into it, celebrity friends John Mayer and Karlie Kloss 100% were.
But the ribbing did not stop there, although for her pièce de résistance Teigen included herself in the joke. Posting a picture of herself and Legend at the 2016 American Music Awards, Teigen ‘found her cartoon soulmate’, and for Chrissy, it’s Peter Griffin from Family Guy‘s great aunt, ‘Legs Go All The Way Up’ Griffin. As for the Legend lookalike, it was Arthur’s dad, David, which… is apt too actually.
A mistake she soon realised though, ‘cos she obvs meant to post Arthur:
Later that very day, Legend had the last laugh: he took to Instagram himself to post a picture of Luna with his father, Ronald Lamar Stephens (yes, John Legend’s real name is in fact John Roger Stephens), captioned “Luna and Grandpa (and a stuffed animal whose name we shall not speak)“.
We fucking love this family.