CHRISSY Teigen recently announced that she has celebrated 50 days of sobriety, 10 months after deciding to give up the booze for good.
In light of her milestone, we take a look back at the 35-year-old star’s journey to abstinence and the “hiccups” along the way.
JOURNEY TO SOBRIETY
The 35-year-old became sober at the start of December as a way to cope with the “grief depression hole” following her stillbirth.
The model, who is married to John Legend, said in at the time in an interview that the traumatic loss inspired her journey to sobriety.
Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres as she launched her new Cravings cookware and robe collection, Chrissy said: “Even thinking back to it now, I am still in therapy about it and I’m still coming to terms with it.”
She added: “It was a really transformative thing for me and in a way it really saved me, because I don’t think that I would’ve discovered therapy and then sobriety and this path of feeling good about myself and feeling like a new person.”
Chrissy has spoken out about her struggles with alcohol in the past.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2017, she explained that she was taking a break from alcohol at the time.
“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.
“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.”
The Lip Sync Battle host also explained that she had made the decision to quit after receiving a book about sobriety for her birthday last November.
Writing on social media at the time, she penned: “I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like s**t by 6, not being able to sleep.”
Then in late December she posted a video of her dancing around in a swimsuit while having a family vacation in St. Barts.
Fans were delighted to see the cookbook writer looking so happy, with one of her 33.5million followers writing: “I need whatever drugs you’re on!!”
In response, Chrissy replied that she was “4 weeks sober,” also adding some heart and prayer hand emojis.
On Sunday, the TV personality celebrated 50 days sober and admitted that it is her “longest streak yet” without alcohol, albeit with “a few hiccups” along the way.
She wrote: “Today [Sunday] is my 50 day sobriety streak! It should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road. this is my longest streak yet!’
The cooking star explained that she doesn’t know if she’ll “never drink again,” but insisted that drinking “no longer serves me in any way”.
Sharing a video of her laying on the floor with her two children, Chrissy wrote: “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.
“I had my fun with it and appreciate anyone that can enjoy it responsibly!”
The comments section was flooded with messages of support, including one from husband John Legend, who commented seven red-heart emojis in a row.
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