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Chrissy Teigen opens up about her sobriety: “I’m Still Embarrassed”

“One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people “

Chrissy Teigen has been on an amazing vacation in St. Barts with her hubby John Legend and it’s great to see her laughing and having fun. The author has always been candid with her fans and has been transparent about the heartbreaking trauma she faced after losing her baby they named Jack during pregnancy. Teigen shared an open essay about her experience and has shared photos of her body as it heals with touching messages. Most recently, mama Tiegen revealed that she is 4 weeks sober in an Instagram comment.

On Tuesday Tiegen shared a carefree video in a bathing suit dancing like no one was watching while happily singing “good morning.” The video takes you away to whatever your happy place was pre-covid and makes you wish you could have that much energy. One fan joked in the comments, “I need whatever drugs you‘re on!!“ The comment started getting a lot of likes and Teigen made it clear these were all natural endorphins and replied “4 weeks sober” with hearts and prayer hand emojis. Fans supported her and encouraged her to keep going with their own stories of sobriety. And on Wednesday she opened up more about her decision.

On Wednesday night Teigen shared a photo on her Instagram story of a book titled “Quit Like A Woman” written by Holly Whitaker. The book says ‘The radical choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol” on the cover. Teigen explained in the snap that she “was done with making an ass” of herself. “One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit by 6, not being able to sleep. I have been sober since and even if you can’t see yourself doing it or just plain don’t want to, it’s still an incredible read.”

The model has been open in the past about her relationship with alcohol. She told Cosmopolitan in 2017, “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. 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 continues with her sobriety, it’s clear that she doesn’t need alcohol to be a fun, amazing, and hilarious mom and wife. Legend turned 42 on December 28th and she made sure his night was special. On Tuesday night she shared an epic compilation of TikTok’s of his birthday surprise- a Math Off. That’s right, a math off between Legend and their friend Mike Rosenthal. Teigen explained in the caption it’s a game they play every vacation, and she was not messing around with props. Legend was dressed up head to toe with a “math club” costume along with, buzzers, scoreboards, and an engraved trophy. The competition was tough, but the birthday boy made it out with a win. “Happy birthday, baby. I love your dork ass so, so much, forever and always.” she wrote in the caption.

The soulful singer‘s kids gave him their own special gift- standing still long enough for a family picture. Teigen shared a gorgeous picture of the family on Wednesday. Legend looked dapper in a fun rust-colored suit and Teigen was rocking a black and white polka dot dress. Luna and Miles looked just as chic with their copy and pasted perfect faces. While John and Luna chose to do some grounding and walk around barefoot, Miles was the epitome of class in his GUCCI slides. Teigen captioned the pic, “oh my god we got a photo together!!!” Fan’s joked in the comments about how hard it is to get a picture with the kids. One commented, “A true Xmas miracle! 🙏🏼❤️ I swear to god my kids have no idea I was there when they were growing up. Not one pic of me.” Others gushed about Miles loafers and wrote, “Why is Miles more well dressed than I will ever be?”