It is important to put in the work. Chrissy Teigen has been vocal about her ups and downs while dealing with her sobriety, beginning in 2017 when she first cut out alcohol — and again in 2020 when she recommitted to being sober.
The All Together: CravingsThe author said Cosmopolitan in August 2017 that she was “point blank, just drinking too much” when she chose to ditch alcohol.
“Nobody really brought it up to me,” Teigen explained at the time, noting that she has a history of alcohol abuse in her family. “They just assumed that it was OK because I always felt OK the next morning [after drinking a lot]. I knew in my heart it wasn’t right.”
The Utah native is married to John Legend, recalled her excess drinking making her become “very short with people” from time to time.
“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!’” she added, noting that she decided to stop drinking after having a “really, really wonderful” time in Bali while completely sober.
Teigen began to drink again in the years that followed. However, Teigen received a book on November 25, 2020, which was titled “Thirty-five: A Book for Everybody”. Quit Thinking Like a Woman She committed to a sober new life.
Legend confirmed that the mother-of-two, Luna, who shares her son Miles with Legend, was four weeks sober.
Teigen has been celebrating different milestones along her journey, including her 50-day sober mark in September 2021.
“I still dunno if I’ll never drink again but I do know it no longer serves me in ANY way,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “I don’t get more fun, I don’t dance, I don’t get relaxed. I get sick, fall asleep and wake up sick, having missed what was probably a fun night.”
Two months later, she reflected on Thanksgivings history while celebrating her first holiday sober.
“I used to start my thanksgiving prep with a shot of cafe patron (COFFEE TEQUILA) and I’d pretty much take another every couple of hours,” she wrote via Instagram in November 2021, adding that she finally got to “enjoy” watching her family have fun while cooking and feasting.
Scroll down to read Teigen’s thoughts about her sobriety journey through the years.