While on a family’s holiday in St. Barts, Chrissy Teigen candidly revealed to her followers that she’s four-weeks sober, after suffering a traumatic miscarriage in late September.
The former model and cookbook author shared a video on her Instagram on Tuesday, showing herself dancing around on a yacht in a one-piece swimsuit. When someone joked in the comments that they, “need whatever drugs you’re on!!”, Teigen – who often engages with her fans, despite there being over 33 million of them – replied that she is actually currently “4 weeks sober.”
Teigen, who shares two children with singer John Legend, and who recently went through a traumatic stillbirth with the couple’s third child, a son they had named Jack, has previously opened up about her relationship with alcohol, saying that she used to drink “too much.”
“I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2017, explaining that she was taking a break from alcohol at the time. “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine,” she continued. “Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It’s not a good look for me, for John, for anybody.”
Teigen went on to say that she has a history of alcohol abuse in her family and is a person who “can’t just have one drink.”
“Nobody really brought it up to me,” Teigen said of her consumption. “They just assumed that it was okay because I always felt okay the next morning. I knew in my heart it wasn’t right. It makes you very short with people. People think it’s cutesy and fun to go on these boozy brunches, but there’s more to it. I’ve never once been like, ‘I’m sure glad I had that boozy brunch!’”
At the time, Teigen said she was considering quitting alcohol for good. “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober,” she said. “But now I get it. I don’t want to be that person. … I have to fix myself.”
Upon her announcement this week, Teigen’s fans flooded her page with messages of support. Once again, she’s showing that being real, vulnerable and honest is exactly why we love her.