Remember when Chrissy Teigen took that super adorable Snapchat where she was pretty drunk, and her hubby, John Legend, was taking off her jewelry for her? So funny and so cute, right? Well, it seems there might be a more serious issue underlying that #RelationshipGoals post.
According to Cosmopolitan, Chrissy is putting down the rosé and picking up some healthier lifestyle habits. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much. 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," she told Cosmo. “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.” Anybody who's had one too many cups of jungle juice at a college house party can relate to that, at least a little.
In addition to not feeling good, Chrissy’s family has a history of alcohol abuse, and she's currently on medications for anxiety and postpartum depression—conditions that alcohol doesn't exactly help with.
Chrissy and John are focused on traveling right now with their daughter. While in Bali, they went on a wellness retreat where Chrissy didn’t drink at all. Instead she worked out, ate better, and felt a lot better, finding herself not missing alcohol at all. “I would wake up feeling amazing," she told Cosmo. "My skin felt amazing. I was just so happy."
Chrissy and John’s travels are preparation for some exciting life plans they have in the works. “A lot of stuff's about to come," Teigen said. "We're going to try to have a child. This is for us to try to get in the zone of 'let's travel, let's be away together, let's see our closest friends,' and then we're going to have to do something super hard, which is the IVF process, all over again," she said.
Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to be so upfront, brave and real about this. Alcoholism is a tricky topic and an even trickier situation. I hope she has nothing but the utmost support from her family and friends, and I know I’m rooting for her!