Chrissy Teigen says her cyberbullying scandal has made her “a better person.”
While touting her newest cookbook, Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love, on Tuesday’s Today present, the 35-year-old mannequin spoke about classes discovered after being uncovered for previous poisonous tweets directed at Courtney Stodden and others. She additionally stated she’s 100 days sober — after her consuming grew to become “embarrassing” — and talked about how that has additionally factored into this new, improved model of herself.
“I’m actually 100 days sober today and I’m so excited,” Teigen informed Hoda Kotb. “I feel so good. I feel very clear-headed. I feel like I’ve done the work and I just hope these people can forgive and be able to welcome the fact that hopefully they’ve seen me be better.”
Amid an already difficult time, within the wake of a being pregnant loss, Teigen was accused final spring of cyberbullying Stodden in 2011 when the TV persona/mannequin was a youngster. Stodden stated Teigen privately DMed her, telling her “to kill myself.” Teigen apologized in May and once more in June after further tweets have been surfaced. Teigen, who acknowledged she had been a “troll,” confronted skilled repercussions over it.
“You just throw things out there and you don’t really think about the impact and the person on the other side,” Teigen admitted of how she used social media a decade in the past. “I think about how much I’ve changed — just in the past year — how much I’ve grown and learned.”
She stated she discovered a lesson after getting “cancelled” over it – and shedding work.
“You learn so much in the moments where you do lose so much — you lose it all, your world is kind of turned upside down,” she stated. “For me, it was a big moment of: Wow, I need to find out how I can be better. How I can grow from this. Learn from this.'”
She added, “There’s that old cliché, ‘I’m glad it happened,’ but truly it made me a stronger person, a better person.”
Teigen stated, with out naming names, that she reached out to the individuals she bullied after discovering out whether or not they’d be receptive to listening to from her.
“If they accepted [my apology], then that’s great,” she stated of these exchanges. “But they didn’t have to either,” noting individuals course of issues in their very own means.
Later, whereas speaking to Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, Teigen spoke extra about her sobriety.
Alcohol “just doesn’t serve me,” she stated. “I had been struggling for the past couple of years. It was kind of an issue. Even just doing interviews and things, I needed a glass of wine. Then it just started getting embarrassing — like at awards shows and [events].”
She stated that memes shared of her, together with one in every of her falling asleep on the Oscars, made her intoxication appear “funny and cute,” when it really “became embarrassing.”
Her sobriety is a fruits of quite a lot of issues, like her being pregnant loss, however husband John Legend additionally factored into it. She stated she did it for him.
“Obviously, [being around] someone like John who … is so respected and so beloved and so loved, I was like: I can’t be the messy one. This is embarrassing.”
She stated being sober has helped with the remedy she’s been in since shedding Jack — whom she dedicates her new cook dinner e book to.
“Instead of hiding behind alcohol,” she’s dealing with her emotions — and previous errors.