We're pretty sure that there is no other celebrity more relatable than Chrissy Teigen. She loves her family, food, and being honest about her personal struggles and insecurities. (She's opened up on everything from her lack of confidence, to her issues with society's beauty standards, to the arduous process of in vitro fertilization.) We love stalking her Twitter, scrolling through her Instagram, and reading her cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat ($19). In short, yes you could say we're fans.
In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, Teigen lived up to her trademark transparency, when she spoke about alcohol and its negative affect on her personal life. "I was, point blank, just drinking too much," she said. "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." Keep reading to hear more about her decision to cut out alcohol.
Teigen's family has a history of alcohol abuse, something she doesn't take lightly. According to her, she "can't just have one drink," which is why, during the Chase Sapphire event she was attending, she drank a Red Bull instead of the rosé that was being served. "Nobody really brought it up to me," Teigen said, about her relationship with alcohol. "They just assumed that it was okay because I always felt okay the next morning. I knew in my heart it wasn't right. It makes you very short with people. 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!'"
Like with anyone, it's usually not the alcohol alone that causes you to overindulge. It's the environment you're in."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." She also revealed that she's taking medication for anxiety and postpartum depression, something that many new moms experience. "Alcohol is like the least thing that helps," she said.
It all changed when she took a trip to Bali with her family for vacation. There, she embarked on a wellness retreat to detox her mind and body from her busy L.A. lifestyle. The experience was "really, really wonderful," she said. "I would wake up feeling amazing. My skin felt amazing. I was just so happy." Now, she's thinking about making it a lifestyle, not just a wellness retreat experience. "I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober," she said, "but now I get it. I don't want to be that person. …I have to fix myself." As always, we applaud her for her honesty. Conversations like this are important, especially when an influencer like Chrissy Teigen is having them. (So to answer your question, no, we will never stop loving her!)
Head over to Cosmopolitan to read the full interview. Then read how one Byrdie editor went on a complete alcohol detox for one month.