Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Struggle With Alcohol And How She Is Turning Over A New Leaf

"I was, point blank, just drinking too much."

There are many reasons why we love Chrissy Teigen: she's an amazing mom to daughter Luna, she has so much love for her fans, and her sense of humor is out of this world. On top of all of that, though, this supermodel uses the platform she has been given to unabashedly and bravely tackles important issues that impact her life and the lives of so many others.


The Lip Sync Battle host recently opened up about struggles with alcohol in a very honest interview with Cosmopolitan, which details how she came to the realization that her relationship with alcohol is strained and there is a need to change that.

"I was, point blank, just drinking too much," Teigen told the mag. "I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine. 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."

As Teigen explains, becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol doesn't happen overnight. For her — and many others — it was a pattern which developed over time. One drink leads to another, starting a chain of events she became more and more accustomed to in daily life. And, as she later goes on to point out in the article, "everything is there, always," explaining "I don't know how to go to an awards show and not drink."

Teigen — who is or has been a spokesperson for Captain Morgan and Smirnoff — said she is the type of person who "can't just have one drink" and that there is a history of alcohol abuse in her family. Not only that, but Teigen acknowledges that "alcohol is like the least thing that helps" considering the medication she is on to help manage her postpartum depression and anxiety.

"Nobody really brought it up to me," the Cravings cookbook author continued. "They just assumed that it was OK because I always felt OK the next morning. I knew in my heart it wasn't right."

In the wake of this interview, Teigen has shared that she has experienced some negative feedback on social media in response to her discussing sobriety. "I dunno how you can be this mean," the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter, sharing a screengrab of some of the comments.

"I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober but now I get it. I don't want to be that person," Teigen explained — having done exactly that in April 2013, Cosmo points out — but in the end it seems her main focus is how she can overcome this problem. "I have to fix myself."

We know Teigen has an awesome support system at home and can tackle this problem, which she addressed so openly and candidly, and that her loved ones will be there along the way. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism, please visit Alcoholics Anonymous or any of the many other resources available here.

Cover image via @chrissyteigen / Instagram


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